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Wikipedia updates its application on Android and iOS, moving from Google Maps to OpenStreetMaps

Wikipedia updates its application on Android and iOS, moving from Google Maps to OpenStreetMaps

Today we find a new update of the Wikipedia applications, both for Android systems and for terminals under iOS, which incorporate a series of novelties each of them, being the one that can most attract attention the abandonment of the use of Google Maps by adopting OpenStreetMap maps, as Apple and Foursquare have done before.

The reason has nothing to do with the economy, but rather with the availability in as many devices as possible. And it is that among us we can find users with purely Android systems that do not have Google’s proprietary applications, so that the Google Maps API will no longer be used and may be present in more mobile devices.

Also Wikipedia has announced that the development cycle of its applications will from now on be faster, to be exact, every two weeks. In this way we will find new features and functions every two weeks in the Wikipedia application for both platforms. For the version that has just been released, in its iOS version it now allows you to share the pages on Facebook and Twitter, save them for later access in Read It Later, search suggestion and support for offline access to the pages, among other news. In the Android version it is better adapted to tablets, it can be saved in SD memories in addition to the integration of a quick search bar, among other new features.

We can download the application from Wikipedia through their respective markets, both in the iTunes Store and in Google Play.

Goes: TNW