Information Superhighway is a free iOS and iPadOS app that lets you read random Wikipedia articles without distractions.
It has everything you love from your favorite apps – words, scrolling, buttons – without the things you don't – opinions, ads, colors.
Where Can I Get It?
How Does It Work?
You scroll down. We serve up random Wikipedia articles, one after the next. If you want to read more, just tap the one button.
Scrolling is smooth and goes on forever.
What Does It Look Like?
This website. Check out the screenshots in the App Store.
What Can It Do?
Not a lot, but enough. That's the point. You can read Wikipedia articles that may or may not interest you, or you can aimlessly scroll and fidget. You'll never think, "just one more article."
The articles are rendered in high contrast with a beautiful serif font. There is a single button, or a few more if you long-press. There are no colors, images, links, or tables.
Of course, there is first-class support for all of your favorite iOS and iPadOS features:
- Background App Refresh
- Context Menus
- Dark Mode & Light Mode
- Magic Keyboard & Trackpad
- Settings in the Settings App
275 editions, or languages, of Wikipedia are available.
Under the hood, it's wicked fast. Articles are intelligently cached to provide hours of offline access without affecting your available storage.
What Are You Hiding?
This app is made by a professional software developer who moonlights as a recreational software developer. It is an exploration of personal areas of interest. Providing software for free is a privilege, and selling access to Wikipedia seems to go against the spirit of project.
Who Made It?
© MMXX Kyle Hughes