Wikihood People

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Description of App: 

Wikihood People for iPhone and iPod Touch!
(from the creators of Wikihood)

"Wikihood People Is Wikipedia for Your Neck of the Woods" – Gizmodo

Dive into the information of the Wikipedia and discover everything about people related to your vicinity!
High resolution images and well structured supplementary information provide you with a synopsis of known or historic persons.

What persons had an influence on my town?
To what locations is Barack Obama linked?
Which persons are related to Wladimir Putin?

Wikihood People knows the answer to questions like these!

Wikihood People restructures all the information of the Wikipedia.
Wikihood People uses semantic methods to reveal hidden and relevant relationships between Wikipedia articles and makes them accessible at a glance.

By the way, Wikihood People has a powerful sibling: Wikihood People PLUS:
Wikihood People Plus provides everything from Wikihood People, PLUS:

  • 3 extra categories: “global”, “culture” and “economy”
  • “global”: shows you all locations worldwide that are related with a person
  • “culture”: shows you all culture related articles associated with a person
  • “economy”: shows you all companies related to a person
  • extended Wikipedia search functionality

And, searching for a person gives you access to all locations worldwide. Even in the free version.

Version: 

1.02

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone 4

Accessibility Comments: 

This app is mostly accessible and easy to use.

As with most apps of this type, one of the options for accessing entries is via a map. This is unlikely to offer much for a non-sighted user, but thankfully the other options (distance and relevance) enable easy access to the information provided by this app.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.