Hi all. I just wanted to email a general announcement about the XOWA
app for Android. It was first released to Google Play Store back on
2016-04-16, but I wanted to refrain from a wider notice until it was
In brief, here are the major features:
* Read all of Wikipedia offline, without an internet connection. View
articles in full HTML formatting with images.
* Use the same user interface as the Wikipedia Mobile app. This
includes multiple tabs, table of contents, find in page, random
article, page history, saved pages, and customizable fonts.
* Search for any page with a powerful search engine. Try any title
word or fragment, case-insensitive terms, wildcards, or even boolean
operators (and / or). Searches are ranked by the PageRank algorithm:
* Download wikis in-application through Download Central. This
includes one-click downloads for English Wikipedia, Wiktionary,
Wikisource, Wikivoyage, etc. as well as French, German, and Arabic
counterparts. More wikis published on a weekly basis.
* Switch between wikis in app, or by clicking on links within the wiki
* Stay up to date with a recent copy of English Wikipedia (currently 2016-07-01)
* Support free and open-source software (AGPLv3)
Here are the links:
* Google Play Store (Play Store app):
* Github releases (standalone apk): https://github.com/gnosygnu/xowa/releases
* XOWA home page (more info): http://xowa.org/
Finally, with regards to the version number, the XOWA Android App
follows the same version numbering as the desktop app. Outside of the
UI, the two apps share much of the same code-base.
As always, any feedback is appreciated.