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Announcing the official Commons app for iOS and Android

“Love taking photos on your smartphone? Now you don’t need to wait to get home to upload your high quality educational photos to Wikimedia Commons, the free image repository used by Wikipedia and many other projects. The official Wikimedia Commons app for iOS and Android allows you to quickly and easily upload your photos to Commons. You can also upload multiple files and add categories (Android only so far) and share your uploads through your favorite image sharing sites. Your contributions to Commons can help illustrate the world’s largest encyclopedia and make knowledge come to life for millions of readers around the globe.” (via Wikimedia blog)

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Carry the entirety of Wikipedia in your pocket with Kiwix for Android

“Kiwix isn’t just Yet Another Wikipedia app. Once you install it on your Android device, you can actually use it to download the whole website, and access its millions of articles even when you’re offline or when you don’t want to use your data plan. You can also download smaller and custom selections of pages, if you’re short on storage space.” (via Wikimedia blog)

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State Library of NSW app aims to cure your curiosity

THE NSW State Library has launched a highly innovative location-savvy smartphone app that gives users detailed information about exhibits as they pass them by. The app offers extra information on each exhibit and, where available, audio and video. But it goes beyond traditional offerings. It includes an ability to pinpoint where the user is in the library and provides relevant information about exhibits they can see (via The Australian)

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Knowledge at Your Fingertips: The Britannica and Merriam-Webster Apps for Windows 8

“Today Microsoft launches its new Windows 8 operating system, and Encyclopaedia Britannica and Merriam-Webster are proud to announce the release of our Windows 8 applications. Available now in the Windows 8 app store, these two products mark the next step in the digital evolution of our iconic brands. I have been preparing Encyclopaedia Britannica and Merriam-Webster for the Windows 8 launch for some time, leading our development efforts in creating these truly stunning applications. This new medium has provided the ideal platform for us to give our users so much more than our core content.”

via Britannica Blog

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Census Bureau Mobile App Now Available for iPhone and iPad

“America’s Economy,” the U.S. Census Bureau’s first mobile application, is now available for iPhone and iPad. The America’s Economy mobile app provides updated statistics on the U.S. economy, including monthly economic indicators and economic trends. At a White House event today marking the three-month anniversary of the Federal Digital Strategy, U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel announced the launch of the iPad and iPhone versions and cited the Census Bureau as prime example of a federal agency “making great strides towards putting a solid foundation for a 21st Century Digital Government in place.”

via U.S. Census Bureau

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