You can change the wikipedia language in Searchify Settings.
From the settings screen, press Menu then go Options -> Wikipedia. Or tap-and-hold on the Wikipedia entry in the main settings screen. You’ll see “Wikipedia language” setting and will be able to choose the wikipedia language.
Some older phones (e.g. the G1) can take some time to process Searchify searches. Changing some of the options in Searchify Settings can speed things up though.
The best way to speed things up is to add keywords to searches, particularly Wikipedia Search. For example, add a keyword of wiki to Wikipedia Search. This will mean the app won’t send a query to wikipedia for every letter you type. Adding a keyword to Calendar Entry might also help as that module does a lot of processing.
How do I add a keyword?
Go to Searchify Settings from the icon in the app launcher of your phone. Tap and hold on the ‘Wikipedia’ entry. Select ‘Set keyword’ from the context menu, and enter the keyword you want.
How do I use Wikipedia Search once I’ve set a keyword of ‘wiki’?
Just type ‘wiki’ before your search terms. E.g. “wiki henry” to search wikipedia for “henry”.
Only phones running Android 1.6 or higher can run Searchify, so phones on Android 1.5 won’t be able to see it. The quick search box that Searchify enhances was only added in 1.6, so there’s no way the app can work on an earlier version.
Unfortunately this means that currently the HTC Hero won’t run Searchify. Apparently HTC are planning to release an update some time in March.
There’s no need for a Searchify widget, because Searchify integrates with the main Android search. So you can just type Searchify commands into the (Google) search widget that comes with the phone.
When you first install Searchify, its results will appear under a heading ‘More results…’. This is normal behaviour for the Android quick search box. Android decides which search results to show in the main list of results, and which ones appear under ‘More results…’.
Once you’ve used Searchify a few times, the first few Searchify results will appear in the main list. If there are many Searchify results, you might still have to tap ‘More results…’ to see them all.