Fastest way to get into the content. Other highly-rated unofficial free iOS apps have hurdles to access the content. Either downloading some content, or just simply not being able to dive right in to it. That doesn’t happen with the official app.
You can edit with this app, unlike other unofficial apps. And you can do it logged out, if you choose.
Wikipedia Zero for developing and emerging countries. If you’re on one of the participating operators, you can use Wikipedia free of data charges.
Wikipedia also shared some other important features:
Speed – Our new native app, built from the ground up, allows you to browse and edit Wikipedia faster than ever before on your mobile device, totally free
Editing – You can edit Wikipedia on the app! Logged in or logged out
Recent pages – We provide you with your reading history, so you can tap as many links as you like without ever getting lost.
Saved pages – You can save select pages for offline reading and browse them even when you don’t have a data connection.
Language support – The app allows you to seamlessly switch to reading Wikipedia written in another language.
Wikipedia Zero – We’ve partnered with cellular operators around the world to provide Wikipedia free of data charges to users in many developing and emerging economies.
Ad Free- you’ll never see an ad on the official app. It’s free and available to share all the world’s knowledge, not monetize users
This new Wikipedia app is a native re-launch as the foundation behind Wikipedia has offered a basic app for a number of years. The revamp comes just ahead of deep Wikipedia integration for Spotlight and Siri in iOS 8 and via Spotlight and Safari in OS X Yosemite this fall.