We’re proud to announce that Apple has just approved the wikiDOMO.com IPhone application for release to the ITunes App Store. This is version 0.1 of the app and it has a lot of growing to do – but we think it’s a great start. The app is based on the Open Marketplace (OM) API, so all 2 million plus Canadian profiles of places and people are available and current up to the minute.
The app is designed to help you find places near you while you’re on the move. Looking for a restaurant? Open up the app click ‘Locate Me’ and click on the ‘Restaurant’ quick link – that’s it - a list of local restaurants will come up. When you click on a listing you’ll get profile details such as reviews, contact, address, map and listing of people. You will also get a link to the wikiDOMO.com profile – the website profile currently contains some information not yet available on the mobile application.
Future of the App
In future versions of the wikiDOMO app, you’ll be able to contribute to profiles just as you can on the wikiDOMO site. You’ll be able to add images, telephone numbers or update the map location - all from your IPhone. This means you will have the full power of a wiki in your hands. It will take some time to get there, but we plan to make the wikiDOMO app the first-ever full read-write wiki IPhone application.
About the API
The backbone of the wikiDOMO application is the Open Marketplace API. The OM API is a freely available API (Application Programming Interface) that provides access to the millions of pieces of information already in Open Marketplace. All of this information is licensed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license – allowing applications to utilise the data to create other websites or mobile applications. To learn more about Open Marketplace and the OM API, please visit OpenMarketplace.org.
By Jose Leal