Randowiki - Random wikipedia articles
heyitsmarcus (342)

Press the spacebar and you'll get a random word to be looked up on Wikipedia and then see which article is chosen based on that word! And then, every 5 seconds, a new word is chosen and a new article unleashed!

Any articles that have images should have an image in the app.

A quick demo:

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jajoosam (881)

I love this marcus, it's really cool! I got some funny and unexpected results since it picks randomly out of 10 😂

Also, I didn't know wikipedia had a JSON api - I've always been scraping 😅

heyitsmarcus (342)

@jajoosam Wow, I appreciate that! I had to take certain words out of there when I made the list because I didn't even realize that there were NSFW entries in Wikipedia XD

Oh yea, if you visit the base link: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Main_page They have a few different versions of their API and there are tons of customization options. They even have an API Sandbox where you can play around with the various query parameters and see the results in an easy to use format. I thought it was really nifty!