If you’re a fellow Wiki-addict who loves obscure local trivia, there’s now an app that’ll read it to you.

Developed by Malte Ubl, the tech lead for Google’s AMP project, the app detects a user’s geolocation and matches it with relevant Wikipedia articles. The app then reads the articles out loud, kind of a smart passenger who happens to know everything about the history of the town you’re driving (or walking) through.

For the curious, the program also allows users to click through to find other interesting tidbits from nearby locales. It’s set up to work in Google Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers that support GPS and speech synthesis. The app was built using Glitch, a website started by Anil Dash last year that allows coders to make…

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Source:: Theverge – Tech


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