Wikipedia API

The unofficial Wikipedia API. Because Wikipedia is built using MediaWiki, which in turn supports an API, Wikipedia does as well. This provides developers code-level access to the entire Wikipedia reference. The goal of this API is to provide direct, high-level access to the data contained in the MediaWiki databases. Client programs can use the API to login, get data, and post changes. The API supports thin web-based JavaScript clients, such as Navigation popups or LiveRC, end-user applications (such as vandal fighter), and can be accessed by another web site (tool server's utilities). The API uses RESTful calls and supports a wide variety of formats including XML, JSON, PHP, YAML and others.
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  • This Geoloqi Mash-up uses InfoChimps Geo API and Geoloqi API to link Wikipedia content to users physical location.
  • Linda is an artificial intelligence being developed by Basi Technologies that answers a wide variety of user questions. The AI is powered by several APIs and language parsing technology.
  • dr. Nescio is a application that automatically indexes and ranks cities based on individual sights, like museums, parks, hotels, bars and music venues.
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Developers (63)
Username Name Mashup / Resource

Basi Angulo Linda

dr. Nescio

Our Louvre


pwtempuser pwtempuser 33Revoluciones

pwtempuser pwtempuser Ariane 6

pwtempuser pwtempuser VocaBoca Visual Translator and Vocabulary app

Parto Subito

pwtempuser pwtempuser The byrds and the bee(gees)


qmpeople CIty Description

Dylan Jones Now Playing on BBC Radio

Time Machine

Zoos of the World

Trees of the world



Paolo Massa Manypedia

pwtempuser pwtempuser WikiGuess

François Dispaux Kaiten Browser

Markus Möller Twikipedia

Local streamer


Sayem Islam People Lookup

pwtempuser pwtempuser The Map Game

LIXAM Search Engine

Ted Gilchrist Moveable History

pwtempuser pwtempuser YourTraces

CompareXY - Editor's Toolbox

Jopedia - Supreme Encyclopedia

Wikipedia Mobile

pwtempuser pwtempuser Take Kerala (India)

CartoLogic Google Maps Demo

CartoLogic OpenLayers Demo

CartoLogic Google Earth Demo



Dave Schappell TeachStreet

pwtempuser pwtempuser Wiki By Phone




Rich Erwin PlaceMix


Akama Music


Al iMusicMash


Game Scootch

Travel Mixed

Wikipedia Category Explorer

Josef Slerka Transmission News


tigermelle Travel Search



Will Riley FedViewer

Camaris Music Artist Cloud

Interactive Touring Database

Plan Your Road Trips

D.C. Historic Tours

Régis Gaidot Cleepr

Last on AM/FM

Cheap Flights To

Birds of the World


Probably True

Again But Slower

Smarter Wikipedia


Cameron Turner, CTO ConnectorLocal

Mountains of the world

pwtempuser pwtempuser GeoUpdater


John Wright AskJot



Nick Skelton Beardscratchers Compendium

Wikipedia Roll

Spot a Hotel


Veerendra Shivhare Tagbulb
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Geoloqi Wikipedia Layer
This Geoloqi Mash-up uses InfoChimps Geo API and Geoloqi API to link Wikipedia content to users physical location.
Linda is an artificial intelligence being developed by Basi Technologies that answers a wide variety of user questions. The AI is powered by several APIs and language parsing technology.
dr. Nescio dr. Nescio
dr. Nescio is a application that automatically indexes and ranks cities based on individual sights, like museums, parks, hotels, bars and music venues.
Our Louvre Our Louvre
OurLouvre presents a large part of the exhibits of the Louvre using a dynamic and interactive environment simultaneously. The name given to this application was chosen because the content is a result of the contribution of Internet users.
Skimzee Skimzee
Skimzee is a free web app that combines web page summarization with social media search and web feed aggregation.
33Revoluciones 33Revoluciones
33revoluciones share information about modern music bands and artists, including biography, discography, songs and lyrics.
Ariane 6 Ariane 6
Ari@ne 6 is a meta search engine.
VocaBoca Visual Translator and Vocabulary app VocaBoca Visual Translator and Vocabulary app
VocaBoca combines the power of Google Translate, Flickr images and Wiktionary to explain any word, from any app in almost any language. Build your own vocabulary list from the words you find in your favourite mobile apps. Learn new words when you surf, when you read the news and when you check your e-mail.
Parto Subito Parto Subito
Parto Subito is a travel site that aggregates search results and sorts primarily by destination.
The byrds and the bee(gees) The byrds and the bee(gees)
The byrds and the bee(gees) is a fun way to see what music was popular 9 months before your birth. It pulls information from multiply sources and showcases it in a nifty interface. - is a new convenient way to explore over 400,000 travel destinations around the globe. Get instant information, millions of photos, videos, webcams, maps, news, buzz, local current weather and time, events and more.
qmpeople CIty Description qmpeople CIty Description
Thank to Wikipedia, descriptions of cities are embedded into description box. At the end of the content there's a backlink pointing to the source.
Now Playing on BBC Radio Now Playing on BBC Radio
See what tracks are playing on the radio, see artist information, news stories, events, images, biographies and reviews all in real-time to BBC national radio stations. Scrobble tracks to or post to Facebook, all in realtime.
Time Machine Time Machine
Browse the #1 hits from the past 60 years and read the news during that time!
Zoos of the World Zoos of the World
Browse through zoos of the world, categorized by country. When you click a zoo link, photos are retrieved from Flickr and displayed, the coordinates of the zoo location is displayed in Google maps and Wikipedia content of the article is also displayed.
Trees of the world Trees of the world
Browse through trees of the world, categorized by country. When you click a tree link, photos are retrieved from Flickr and displayed.
google2wikipedia google2wikipedia
A mashup of Google Maps and Wikipedia. Click on the map and a dialog window opens which retrieves information from Wikipedia for that country.
Briteclick Briteclick
Briteclick is a search that displays multiple sources of relevant information in a sidebar. View results without being forced to leave your current page.
Manypedia Manypedia
Compare Linguistic Points Of View (LPOV) among different language Wikipedias, both translated to your native language. For example; view a page in an English language Wikipedia and compare it with the same Chinese Wikipedia page, both pages will appear in your native language.
WikiGuess WikiGuess
WikiGuess is a mobile game based on real wikipedia articles. At each question a wikipedia article is displayed with some hidden words (article's title is replaced by '...') and you try to guess article's title in limited time. Games are by real wikipedia categories such as Best Picture Academy Award winners, Lady Gaga Songs, Capitals in Europe etc. WikiGuess is available in Android, soon to be available on iPhones.
Kaiten Browser Kaiten Browser
Kaiten is an open-source jQuery plug-in that allows you to browse through several apps in a single continuous space. Uses Wikipedia, Crunchbase, Twitter and Discogs API's. Video of the demo: Download Kaiten: About Kaiten:
Twikipedia Twikipedia
Display the best twick about a topic above the wikipedia article. Site is in German.
Local streamer Local streamer
Geolocation system that allows you to explore events, data and updates from social networks. Search information about places from various social services and share or simply read a stream of information about any city on earth. Watch videos, comment or chat.
upforgame upforgame
upforgame is a video game review aggregator that gathers game information from internet.
People Lookup People Lookup
Firefox add-on. Quickly look people up by highlighting their full name on a page and then right-clicking to search for them across Google, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, Facebook and more.
The Map Game The Map Game
This browser based geography quiz uses Google Maps to present a blind map, where the user has to find a given location.
LIXAM Search Engine LIXAM Search Engine
A meta search engine with images, videos and news. Enabled by social search.
Moveable History Moveable History
This is the 3rd in the "moveable" series, that started with Moveable Weather, and then moved on to Moveable Tides. This time, this Tropo/Google Latitude/Wikipedia mashup reads to from Wikipedia pages about places registered on the National Registry of Historic Places. (U.S only). You can surf virtually, or actually visit the locations with your GPS-enabled phone.
YourTraces YourTraces
YourTraces is a people search engine that traces biographies available online. Most of the site is in German.
CompareXY - Editor's Toolbox CompareXY - Editor's Toolbox
A tool box to compare two things. Provides contextual content, reference, images, suggestions and a library of common and uncommon comparisons across any domain. Provides rules of thumb and allows visitors to participate like a wiki.
Jopedia - Supreme Encyclopedia Jopedia - Supreme Encyclopedia
Jopedia Supreme Encyclopedia serves you web pages, tweets, videos, images and encyclopedia articles about your query.
Wikipedia Mobile Wikipedia Mobile
See wikipedia articles faster and more economic in mobile devices. You can find and read any Wikipedia article more clearly and quickly on your mobile device.
Take Kerala (India) Take Kerala (India)
A website about holidays and ayurveda treatments in Kerala. With maps, flickr images and easy booking of your vacation.
CartoLogic Google Maps Demo CartoLogic Google Maps Demo
This map from Cartologic is using cartoview to show Twitter, Gowalla, Foursquare, Youtube, Yelp, Flickr, Weather, Events, Wikipedia with the Google Maps API.
CartoLogic OpenLayers Demo CartoLogic OpenLayers Demo
This map from Cartologic is using cartoview to show Twitter, Gowalla, Foursquare, Youtube, Yelp, Flickr, Weather, Events, Wikipedia with an OpenLayers map.
CartoLogic Google Earth Demo CartoLogic Google Earth Demo
This map from Cartologic is using cartoview to show Twitter, Gowalla, Foursquare, Youtube, Yelp, Flickr, Weather, Events, Wikipedia with the Google Earth browser plug-in.
User reviews, video reviews, images and details about cameras.
MetaScroll MetaScroll
A fast and anonymous meta search engine. Shows relevant Wikipedia articles and tweets.
TeachStreet TeachStreet
TeachStreet helps lifelong learners find great classes and teachers, empowering teachers with robust online tools to manage their teaching businesses, and enabling schools to more effectively generate leads for their classes.
Wiki By Phone Wiki By Phone
Wiki by phone gives you access to wikipedia articles via any phone.
blogRGB blogRGB
What's the colour of your blog? blogRGB classifies and visualizes blogs in a creative way - treating colours as text-metaphors and using AI classifiers. Analysis of colour metaphors in blog texts can offer fascinating insights.
Oscarscreeners Oscarscreeners
A historical library of Academy Award-nominated films. A visual carousel with information from Wikipedia and Amazon. A cover-flow style interface to film history.
Techweet Techweet
Techweet not only track tech news, but also figure out what topics a story talking about. By topic, it might means a company, a product, or a person. Based on these topics, tech news are properly grouped, top topics and stories also figured out.
PlaceMix PlaceMix
Travel search mashup portal that lets users track all the information about their favorite places. Also uses World66 open guide book and CIA Factbook maps. More on the way.
WeGooo WeGooo
WeGooo wants to help you live better in the city you’re in or the city you want to be in. It can put your finger on the pulse in each city to help you understand the spirit of the people who inhabit it. enjoy! Formerly called enjoyeverywhere.
Akama Music Akama Music
A mashup to enable users to access info, news and photos of a musician in one place, and access lyrics where applicable.
screamradius screamradius
The local information you want.
iMusicMash iMusicMash
Mobile web app. Integrates an iTunes library, videos from YouTube, lyrics from LyricWiki and similar songs from LastFm. Recently added photos from Yahoo's BOSS API, Eventful concerts, and Twitter.
TripMixx TripMixx
Travel search portal like iGoogle. Find flights, hotels, weather, maps, photos, videos, news and more. Now moved to
Game Scootch Game Scootch
A unique and powerful way to view and search eBay video game and system auctions, track the pricing data and popularity of systems and games, and view YouTube videos and Wikipedia pages.
Travel Mixed Travel Mixed
Travel information from a variety of sources. Search for anywhere in the world and see maps, local sights and more.
Wikipedia Category Explorer Wikipedia Category Explorer
A fast way to browse Wikipedia categories.
Transmission News Transmission News
Our mashup recipe is very simple: 5x Twitter News service accounts, 1x Yahoo Geo, 1x Open Calais, 1x Google Maps, 1x Google Search and a little bit of Wikipedia. Mix all ingredients together with care. Hope you enjoy.
Tripmondo Tripmondo
Tripmondo is a travel information browser for trip destinations across the globe. It features videos, photos, guides and attractions, weather information and events for nearly all countries and many cities world wide. Tripmondo is based on CMSmadesimple. Travel Search Travel Search
Travel search engine, with last minute offers, and travel destination information in Danish.
Local information and maps for the 7000 main cities and places in Denmark.
A Rails app that identifies news and trends by launching an EC2 cluster running the Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop to process Wikipedia log files. Charts and news are displayed using Google and Yahoo APIs.
FedViewer FedViewer
650+ data series from the Federal Reserve, US economic data in a navigable timeline with landmark events.
Music Artist Cloud Music Artist Cloud
Discover Music you like using tag cloud of similar artists inclusing videoclips. Powered by Google Java App Engine.
Interactive Touring Database Interactive Touring Database
An interactive tour data base with lots of routes - bike, hike, cycle, walk, horse riding - mainly in Germany, Austria and Italy. Anyone can add his own routes and images of top spots around the world.
Plan Your Road Trips Plan Your Road Trips
Mashup of Google maps, traffic incidents, local search API, Wikipedia, Panoramio and YouTube videos to help you plan your road trips.
D.C. Historic Tours D.C. Historic Tours
Deprecated is mashup that allows tourists to create tours of D.C. All of the data is pulled from D.C.'s government data feeds.
Cleepr Cleepr
Cleepr is an easy way to search for music videos from your favorite artists. The result is a grid of music videos from that band shown as thumbnails, listing their rating, view count, and the title of the video.
Last on AM/FM Last on AM/FM
Visualizes what's currently playing on your radio station and maps the artists to their place of residence or origin. You can also add your recently played tracks.
Cheap Flights To Cheap Flights To
Find and compare the prices on flights, airline tickets and hotels deals to thousands of trip vacations with the biggest travel agencies.
Birds of the World Birds of the World
Browse through birds of the world, categorized by continent and country. When you click a bird link, photos are retrieved from Flickr, and Wikipedia integration appears.
Klezio Klezio
Aggregate news from all around the web, provide related stories, wikinews, tags, wikipedia links, flickr photos , tweets and more...
Probably True Probably True
Randomly selected short facts from Wikipedia, updated a few times a day.
Again But Slower Again But Slower
View Wikipedia articles side-by-side with their "Simple English" counterparts.
Smarter Wikipedia Smarter Wikipedia
This extension allows you to explore Wikipedia by adding a related articles side pane to Wikipedia. Additionally, it allows searching of highlighted text on Wikipedia from the right-click context menu.
KwiClick KwiClick
KwiClick is a browser addon that enhances the way you view and retrieve information from your favorite services. KwiClick removes the need to open a new tab to get information from Google, Google Maps, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube, FriendFeed and more.
ConnectorLocal ConnectorLocal
By finding the best sources for local information then combining that with new user-generated content from your neighbors, friends and family, enables hyper-localized commerce, tourism and entertainment. It's What the Locals Know.
Mountains of the world Mountains of the world
Browse through all the mountains of the world categorized by continent, country. The mountain coordinates are mapped in Google maps, along with photos got from flickr. Provision is given to visit the details about the mountain in Wikipedia from the Map
GeoUpdater GeoUpdater
Reads your location from FireEagle as you move and automatically pushes status updates to Facebook or generates a personal GeoRSS feed. Recent locations can also be displayed on a map and linked from status updates with nearby wikipedia entries.
Shahi Shahi
Shahi is a visual dictionary that combines Wiktionary content with Flickr and other images.
AskJot AskJot
AskJot is a tool for analyzing web pages for keywords. Use its page analysis to find keyword links to custom search results pages that search multiple services at once for that keyword.
MapMyPage MapMyPage
Copy a line of JavaScript and MapMyPage will add Google Maps to all the locations in the page. Designed to be a easy way for bloggers and website owners to add Google Maps to any website. Uses 5 different APIs.
Gridpop Gridpop
Gridpop is a social travel app that aims to help you discover new travel destinations and share trip ideas by remixing each others travel plans and user reviews.
Beardscratchers Compendium Beardscratchers Compendium
A music-based mashup that connects and filters disparate music metadata from across the Web, with an aim towards accuracy and focus on the music. Combines many different APIs from YouTube to
Wikipedia Roll Wikipedia Roll
Wikipedia-roll is a global and dynamic version of articles from Wikipedia. Gives access to a global vision of a subject through the definition and items of the article in Wikipedia. Then by mashup serendipity, it discovers a lot of things.
Spot a Hotel Spot a Hotel
Search and booking of about 100,000 hotels worldwide. Hotels are retrieved and combined through 7 independent hotel providers. XML services provided by Flickr, Panoramio, YouTube, WeatherBug, Google and more. A fast and modern hotel booking application.
Autopendium Autopendium
Stuff about old cars. Keep a record of the restoration, customization and day-to-day life of your old car, and share resources and information with other old car owners.
Tagbulb Tagbulb
Tagbulb simplifies tag search by aggregating content from various sources like Flickr, YouTube and many more. Users can browse by content type like images, videos, blogs, bookmarks, podcasts, products, books etc.