Inquire (Formerly Curiosity) — Discover the World Around You
Curiosity is a very elegantly crafted Wikipedia reader for iPhone, built by the duo at Tamper. Curiosity lets you discover, explore and learn about the world around you, powered by the buckets of information provided by Wikipedia. To say that Curiosity is just a Wikipedia reader for iPhone though is severely understating the power and elegance of this app.
Curiosity at its core allows you to read the vast amount of information and topics from Wikipedia. However, how it lets you discover these topics and presents them to you is what makes it stand out from the rest of the apps out there. Curiosity makes use of location, curated sections and popular trends to bring new content to you. The main screen has four tabs are the bottom — Nearby, Popular, Explore and You. The Nearby view shows you interesting places around you that have a Wikipedia entry and is a fascinating way of discovering what’s around you, no matter where you are. The Popular tab lets you read about what’s popular around the world Today, This Week or This Month. The Explore tab is a curated section that brings you some very interesting and wonderful topics.
Curiosity does allow you to manually look up and search for specific topics on Wikipedia, so it can be used as a standalone reader too. The typography and presentation of the app is gorgeous. You can choose between Baskerville, Hoefler Text, Palatino, Charter, San Francisco, Helvetica, Marion, Cardo and Georgia Typefaces and increase or decrease the font size to your liking. When reading about a topic, you can not only bookmark or share the same using the native iOS share sheet, Curiosity also allows you to translate and read the text into a secondary language.
Curiosity is a really well designed iPhone app and is available for $1.99 on the App Store.