Published by Simon Schoeters

iPodia for Wikipedia

This weekend I was discussing what Cardinal Mercier did during his life that he has a street in Leuven named after him. As with most of these discussions these questions tend to bother me for the rest of the day. At home I would do a quick Google search but not everyone has a computer in their living room let alone on the train to Brussels as in this case. Wouldn't it be nice to have Google in your pocket?

Enter iPodia, an iPhone interface for Wikipedia with an optimized layout and a find function to look for text in a longer article. The auto-completion search field makes it easy to look for a keyword. iPodia is available in 10 different languages.

The Dutch language option in the drop-down box forwards to the Portuguese version of iPodia at the moment but I suppose this will soon be fixed (for now you can change the code in the URL if you have to).


  • The Dutch language bug is fixed now as Keishi pointed out. Thanks!
  • Powerset released an iPhone optimized Wikipedia search engine today (June 2008). I love the design and usability! Make sure to try out the outline views or in-article search features, it feels very Mac OS X like. It doesn't have the multiple language support like iPodia but I changed my bookmark to Powerset right away.