We got a lot of user requests to support multiple languages for Upvise Mobile Wikipedia. We just did it: we have added the latest versions of Wikipedia in German, French, Italian and Spanish. You can now search, read, bookmark and sync your bookmarks with your free Upvise account in all these languages plsu Enlgish of course.
For your info, the uncompressed Wikipedia database (dated April 08) for English is about 15GB, German is 4GB, Spanish is 2GB, French is 3.5GB and Italian 2GB. But of course, because we are using smart compression, a full article is only 30KB on the average, it takes just few seconds to download to your mobile using a GPRS/EDGE connection. With 3G or Wifi, it is allmost instantaneous.
To get the latest update on your mobile:
- Start Upvise on your mobile (if you do not have it yet, install Upvise on your mobile first.)
- Refresh the home page, i.e. press the star key * (or select Refresh meu item on Windows Mbile and Blackberry).
- Select Wikipedia : you should be seeing options to search in each language in the Search menu.