Our Rating: 80 /100 ( )
Qwiki iPad App
Qwiki, a startup looking to revolutionize the way we search and consume information, has released an iPad app that serves information the way the Qwiki founders believe information should be served. The Qwiki team believes there’s better ways to learn than search engine links or Wikipedia like articles. So with the Qwiki iPad app, you can find over 3 million topics crunched into brief multi-media snippets to find out everything you want on a topic you choose.
In the Qwiki app, search for information and instantly get a quick 1-2 minute synopsis through image slideshows and a computerized audio playback of the topic. The app offers daily featured topics and information about your locale, but primarily serves as a search engine that displays results in audio and video playback mode.
The concept is very cool. But at this early stage, I can’t find much use for the Qwiki iPad app unless you have a seven year old son that you want to trick into learning about the Civil War.
Overall, the Qwiki iPad app is visually appealing and has all the bells and whistles you would want in a modern day app. But outside of being a great educational search and information discovery app, the depth of information is better suited for teaching young children and less useful exploring rich and detailed topics. To really explore a topic, Wikipedia is still your best bet.