Wikipedia Mobile debuts; Upgrade for Facebook iPhone App on tap

Wikipedia is going mobile today with the release of an iPhone app while Facebook awaits approval of a significant upgrade to its existing iPhone program.

Wikipedia Mobile is available today for those wanting on-the-go access to the online, collaborative encyclopedia. The 1.6MB open-source application is free, and for now, appears to offer about the same experience as simply viewing the site on a mobile browser, though the company is working on adding more features soon.

In other iPhone app news, a significant upgrade to the Facebook for iPhone app should be available as soon as Apple approves it, according to the blog [](

“The new application includes events, Facebook page management, full access to the news feed, the ability to create and edit notes, video upload and more,” writes AllFacebook’s founder Nick O’Neill.

He also says page administrators will be able to access their page’s content from the updated iPhone app. “You can post updates to the page, view users’ wall posts and post replies, and upload photos to your page as well,” he writes. “It’s a great addition that I’m sure many page users and managers will enjoy.”

The Facebook for iPhone currently has 12 million monthly active users and 4 million daily active users.

Spokespeople from Apple and Facebook did not return requests for comment by press time.

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