Wikipedia for Windows Phone gets Bing article suggestions with latest release

Recently, Microsoft and Bing released their own Wikipedia app for Windows 8.1 users. Many on this site lamented that there wasn’t a similar app from Microsoft for Windows Phone, even though we have the excellent ‘Wikipedia’ from developer Rudy Huyn. That app is sanctioned by the Wikipedia Foundation, and for all intents and purposes, it’s official.

Version 2.4 was just released to the Store, and it includes one of the features people envied from the Microsoft version: Bing article recommendations.

That’s one of those small changes that brings this app on par with the Microsoft offering, so kudos to Huyn for getting it done so quickly. Likewise, we noticed that if you pin the Search to your Start screen (press and hold on Search in the app), the Tile can now do transparency. Wikipedia received Cortana integration with the 2.3 update last week.

Pick up Wikipedia 2.4 for free here in the Store and let us know if being powered-by-Bing has helped your queries!

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • Thats a nice addition
  • Windows does not understand Microsoft does not understand nobody likes the platform is not popular now has not been popular before and will not be popular Microsoft needs to you Lata keep that OS and do something like the BlackBerry OS for the icon something similar or something similar to Android
  • Shhh you don't know what you're talking about
  • Nobody understands your comment
  • *facepalm*
  • The hell are you going on about, cut back on the meds and come back next week
  • You on drugs?!
  • Ease on the coffee.
  • There's no punctuation even after the last word, I can't believe it!
  • #RudyForPresident
  • Rudy back in action......:)
  • Rudy, Please make 6book, 6board and 6tube and you can have all the money on the world LoL.
  • LOL +1
  • +620
  • 6 tube seems awesome. Using toib-hope Rudy releases something awesome
  • :) 
  • I think our YouTube apps are some of the best on any platform.
  • In previous update Cortana support not found is it only seen for those using wp8.1 ?
  • As you need to have Cortana on your phone, the answer is yes ;)
  • WPcentral almost always informs me about app updates before my phone does. Kudos to the team!
  • Most of the times, it is just people like us sending them tips. Some of them get heard, some don't. Not taking any credit away from the team of course. They have been amazing when it comes to news.
  • Even a single notification to app updates are not getting in my phone but at the time of buying it was ok runned smoothly for one month now WPC only hope
  • Definitely a +Icon to this comment! ;)
  • Can Rudy make a 6SPN? The ESPN apps on Windows Phone are awful. The ScoreCenter app has had broken notifications for over a year, and the Hub went stagnant once Nokia stopped being responsible for it.
  • Try Sofascore. Covers most sports worldwide and notifications are superb. Doesn't have news, only scores
  • This. Sofascore is great and very accurate, even showing links to videos. If it had a dark theme it would be 5 stars.
  • If you're thinking football (soccer), try Onefootball. It's much better than the official app.
  • That app icon desperately needs to change to the official icon or at least a similiar one.  That yellow is horrible.  Would prefer a transparent or white tile.  Other than that, great app!
  • Exactly, I have been waiting for this too for a very long time. The yellow icon makes it look so lame. The app is top class but the logo definitely needs a change.
  • You know you can change the color of the tile in the settings, yeah?
  • You can change that in the settings ;)
  • Yeah dunno what is with the yellow background!
  • Make it whatever color you want kid
  • Tinder by Rudy: Gone With the Wind.
  • Because Tinder is ran by liers and dumbasses.
  • Since v2.3 (which wasn't necessary...Cortana already worked fine with v2.2) the font on this app is painfully small, even at maximum setting. I tried bug reporting it but the email address provided in the app bounced as nonexistent. Help?
  • finally that annoying 9gag ad is gone!
  • I didn't know about pinning the Search to start.  Nice little trick there...
  • Is it just me, or does the random article function now not work after the update?
  • Same here!
  • Still have issues with tables some the html bug :\
  • I wish Rudy would update the UI for this app and the TV Show app. Both of them could use the same polish he's applied to his other ones. MS really just needs to hire Rudy and have him build a bunch of apps for them like Nokia does/did.
  • 69gag? Anybody?
  • How do you ask Cortana to read a Wiki article? I always fail on that.