Discover iPad App Turns Wikipedia Entries Into Magazine Articles

Why bother downloading iBooks when there's a wealth of free information on Wikipedia just gagging for your brain to wrap itself around? Discover is a cool app for the iPad that arranges Wikipedia articles into magazine articles for easier reading.

While it's only available for the English version of Wikipedia for now, the developer has plans to port all the other languages over to Discover at a later date. That's just as well, as I'd hate for Italian users of Wikipedia to miss out on seeing their 500,000 articles rendered in the style of a glossy rag.

Just a shake of the iPad brings up a random article on Wikipedia, and swiping left on an article page will bring up any maps, statistics or facts buried within the article. Little tricks like that just make this free app sound well worth checking out. [iTunes via Recombu]

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