The app 'Wikipedia' - downloaded but not able to open...

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Gokunama, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

    Gokunama

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    I've downloaded the entire copy of Wikipedia from Heavy Steam Industries, but the app opens for a split second on the Search page before going to the Resume Download page. If I tap resume download the app crashed.

    I downloaded the app via 3G since it was faster than any WiFi I had access to, the download page says to ensure it was connected to WiFi. Does it really make a difference whether it's downloaded via WiFi and 3G? And if it doesn't, has anyone else downloaded this app and what's been your experience with this app?
     
  2. akame macrumors member

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    perhaps u shld turn on your wi-fi when using yr wikipedia app as it says wi-fi supported only.
     
  3. Gokunama thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Gokunama

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    I think the WiFi part for downloading wikipedia to is aimed at iPod Touch users who can only use net via WiFi. I downloaded the wikipedia cache via 3G.

    I deleted the app, downloaded it again, and then downloaded the 2GBs cache of wikipedia to my iPhone all over again, and this time it works. I don't need to be online to access wikipedia anymore, which saves a lot of battery life. The cache doesn't have a lot of things like pics and stuff, but it's nice to have the written info on my iPhone (I look up a lot of stuff via wikipedia, and almost all the important info is in the written stuff).

    As with most apps, this could use dome enhancements. I'd especially like to see the Queue function on this app that Wikipanion has.
     

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