A new Android Wear app called Attopedia has been unveiled this week which has been designed to enable users to browse the extensive Wikipedia database directly from their wrist worn Android smartwatches.
Browsing the web on such a small screens is proving to be a little more tricky than first thought even though there are available Android Wear browsers to install on wrist worn devices.
However one industrious developer has designed a new way to be able to navigate and view the Wikipedia website using a grid-based system, which you can see explained in the image above. Its creator explains :
“Here’s a Wikipedia client for Android Wear. Although we have things like the Wear Internet Browser, I think that making information intuitive and easy to access on smart watches is going to take some experimenting with new user interface designs; current HTML5 pages aren’t ready for 3-cm screens yet. So here I present a grid-based approach to browsing Wikipedia, a new vision for watch-friendly web design.”
The new Android Wear application is now available to download from the Google Play Store and is available to load onto Android Wear devices if you already have one. For more information on the new new Android Wear app jump over to the Dheera Venkatraman website for details.