Wikipedia is pivoting into news with its redesigned Android app

Wikipedia is pivoting into news with its redesigned Android app

Wikipedia is getting a fresh new look on Android and set of features, following up on an update to the iOS app a few months ago.

The main screen of the app now shows you an ‘explore’ feed which will recommend photos, articles and other content based on your previous reads and current events.  The feed is divided into Google Now like cards depending on the type of suggestion.

Tap on an article, and you’ll see a preview before jumping into the full-on Wikipedia page. And once you scroll past that set of cards, you’ll see the same sequence repeated for suggestions from the previous day. Oh, and search now supports voice too.

It’s a neat way to make actually exploring Wikipedia more fun and relevant to every day life, rather than just stumbling upon articles you’re curious about on your own. The new app is rolling out to the Google Play Store now.

[Source:- thenextweb]