Wapipedia: Wikipedia reformatted for your phone or PDA
by Todd Ogasawara
Related link: http://wapipedia.org
Peter Shanks posted a message on Geekzone's forum about why he created Wapipedia.org.
The end result is a clean phone/PDA screen friendly site that lets you query Wikipedia's vast knowledge store while on the move.
I just hope the site doesn't get Slashdotted!
If you know of other new phone and PDA friendly sites, let me know and I'll add it to my list on:
MobileViews Mobile Aware Site List
Know of other phone/PDA screen friendly sites? Let us know.
limited data set?
Looks like Wapipedia doesn't include all of the data in wikipedia. Given that it's not editable, this sort of limits its usability.
re: limited data set?
Just got a response from Peter that I thought I'd share with others here: he says that to get wapipedia up and running he used an old data snapshot he had lying around. He plans to update it with a very recent version soon, so we'll have crunchy wapipedia goodness then.