“Wikipedia Mobile” is a alpha version of my Flash Lite application that helps users to search for any term that has a page assigned at wikipedia.org.
For this I was looking for any specific API that will help me to sort different portions of any page with the result for any specific term/phrase, but as no such api was available, i decided to do some experiment in creating an API of my own.
I used ASP to build two pages API which crawl the pages of wipedia and track down if info for any specific term exists. The first page finds if any page at wikipedia exists for the search term or not. If it exists then the second page crawls the page found to track down specific information needed.
“Wikipedia Mobile” uses this API to list and display information for any specific term.
Here in first screen the user types a term to search
Then the related page is searched for.
The list of points related to the search term is displayed if available.
on selecting any specific point from the list, the related information is tracked from the page.
if the information is available, it is displayed in the text field.
This is a demo application showing the possibility how we can create Flash Lite enabed application from any custom API for any third party web application.
“Wikipedia Mobile” and the API for this are in “alpha” stage with some bugs and loop holes. If I get some free time time, I will fix them and will upload the production version soon. Meanwhile, you can try the alpha version from here: