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Lo and behold: the one only offline Wikipedia reader for the iPhone/iPod Touch!! The dump is from October 2007 for the English version and from December 2007 for the German
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    Lightbulb Wikipedia.app!!!
    Lo and behold: the one only offline Wikipedia reader for the iPhone/iPod Touch!! The dump is from October 2007 for the English version and from December 2007 for the German version.

    1.)First download the application and put it in the 'Applications' folder (remember to set permissions).

    2.)Download your desired dump (choice of English and German) and put the 'wp' folder in 'var/root' (don't forget permissions).

    3.)Enjoy!!

    Please don't moan that it's 2GB.. I know that but it's well worth the wait. The app is still rough and CAN crash (although not too often). If you open the app without having downloaded the dump it will also crash. Also credit goes to Patrick Collison, as this is his work!


    It works on 1.1.3!!!!!


    LINK:http://collison.ie/wikipedia-iphone/
    Last edited by dima338; 02-11-2008 at 10:09 AM.

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    hmmm... 2gb of space on my phone... or just use safari and go to wikipedia.org

    btw, how often does it refresh the info?

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    cool... although i'll stick with iPodia:
    http://keishi.net/ipodia/
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    Quote Originally Posted by yesjoshyes View Post
    hmmm... 2gb of space on my phone... or just use safari and go to wikipedia.org

    btw, how often does it refresh the info?
    Well you don't always have access to Wi-Fi and it just feels awesome having this in your pocket...well at least I feel like that

    As for updates they will come out but that means you will have to downnload another 2 (or possibly 3 by the time) GB file...

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    Thank God!!!!

    This is amazing!!! - you are my hero whoever took the time to do this - I rarely have internet connectivity and this is a godsend

    Keep the updates coming on this one !

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    *slurp* am installing now, nice idea, be cool to have a maps offline too, deffo need 16GB then - LOL

    *hits the OP's thanks button*
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    Getting weirdness now - tried it it just tells me Don't Panic and closes

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicpenguy View Post
    Getting weirdness now - tried it it just tells me Don't Panic and closes
    That means you're either trying to open it without the dump (2GB file), or you haven't set permissions.

    Glad you guys like this, I'm just passing it on so all credit goes to Patrick Collison ( that doesn't mean you can't thank me!).

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    thats half of my phone -_-
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    Damn, too bad 1.1.2/1.1.3 owners have very little 3rd party app space

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    It would be nice if the you were only required to download the basic program. Then have all of the data separated into different categories that people could download as if they were expansions. That way you could just download everything related to movies, books, history, europe, space, and so on.

    This is my suggestion for the future of this little (hopefully soon) app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heath_rox View Post
    thats half of my phone -_-
    Quote Originally Posted by shadow_cruiser View Post
    Damn, too bad 1.1.2/1.1.3 owners have very little 3rd party app space
    That's why i love my itouch

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicpenguy View Post
    Getting weirdness now - tried it it just tells me Don't Panic and closes
    i had that because i followed patrick collisons advise to the letter when he said create a folder named " wp "

    to me that tells me to create a folder named wp with a space either side, but no, got there in the end by naming it simply wp no spaces, and made sure the permissions were correct for the files in the *.app also as well as all the dump files, all working now.

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    By the way "Don't Panic" is a reference to the Hitchhiker's Guidr to the Galaxy.

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    will this work on 1.1.3 firmware????

    if yes...where shud i place theses files????
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    The instructions are on the site. The 2 GB dump does not go into the app space. How would anybody use it if it did?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vishnuvenky View Post
    will this work on 1.1.3 firmware????

    if yes...where shud i place theses files????
    I'm not 100% sure but it should work on 1.1.3


    As for the files read my first post it tells you where to put them.

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    Got it working !

    Does work on 113 - make sure permissions are fixed !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicpenguy View Post
    Got it working !

    Does work on 113 - make sure permissions are fixed !!!!!
    Ok I'll put that on the first post so people don't keep asking.

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    Wow, it took me 1 hour and 37 minutes to transfer the 2gb file through SCP. Anybody know of a faster method to transfer it?

    To OP, thanks for posting this!!. Only if Landscape reading could be implemented.

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