The Wikimedia Foundation, the organization behind the online encyclopia-like wiki Wikipedia, has launched its own iPhone application. While there were third-party iPhone Wikipedia applications, this is the first official release from the Foundation.
is free, just as the site is, in the App Store. Here's how the app is described:
Wikipedia is now officially on the iPhone! This is our official application and we are working hard on making the absolute best Wikipedia app out there.
This app is focused on being very simple and very fast. Over time, we'll add features based on requests.
The code is 100% open source and community built. If you are a programmer and good at JS/HTML5, then come and help us out!
Yes, yes, they're trolling for developers, too. One thing, though: they're not kidding when they say they will add features. For now, the application is little more than a wrapper around the mobile version of the Wikipedia site. One advantage, admittedly, is that you can save your search history.
Let's bring on those feature requests!