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Wolfram|Alpha App: On Sale for the Holidays

December 10, 2009 —
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In the spirit of the holiday season, the Wolfram|Alpha App for the iPhone & iPod touch will be on sale for US $19.99, starting December 11 (tomorrow) through December 31.

You can get it at the App Store.

And just for fun, here are some holiday-inspired nuggets of knowledge from Wolfram|Alpha:

Happy holidays!


Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy!

Posted by Izno December 10, 2009 at 5:54 pm

great, now i finally will buy it !

Posted by mhoutman December 10, 2009 at 6:22 pm

oh,I’m the second!!!

Posted by jimogsh December 10, 2009 at 8:33 pm

ha! just picked up this nugget from your Reindeer example -W|A comes back with the taxonomy for a Caribou instead -and darn it, they are essentially the same, did not know that!

Posted by Vince December 10, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Excellent, very cheap and usefull.

    Posted by 8v6 December 22, 2009 at 1:48 am

Wow, my patience paid off.
Can’t wait, anybody know what time this will be available?
My Calc final is tomorrow and this would be a great study tool.

Posted by Xuis December 11, 2009 at 3:28 am

Will this offer be available in the UK?

Posted by Stan December 11, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Hi Stan,

    Yes. The holiday special will be available in the UK.

    Thank you!

    Posted by The PR Team December 11, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Good marketing move. I think your sales will rise in this period. Best.

Posted by radhoo December 11, 2009 at 6:06 am

Still shocked that you charge anything at all. Can’t you find a different revenue model?

Posted by Simon December 11, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Your life must not have much going on in it if you remain shocked for months that software developers enjoy being paid to work.

Posted by Colin December 11, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Any upside for us early adopters? Love the app, but $30 can go a long way in the app store!

Posted by pman December 13, 2009 at 11:53 am

can someone help me with this algebra 2 question? I am a junior in HS and I have problems with algebra 2..
question is

for each pair of functions, find f(g(x)) and g(f(x)).
f(x)= 2x squared + x-7,g(x) = – 3x – 1

Posted by savannah December 13, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Will there be an app for Google Android? Eagerly waiting for one..

Posted by AlexSimpkins December 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm

The best places to use Wolfram|Alpha to study, my house and the MathLab at my college, don’t have wireless. So, I think it would be best to have a non-internet based version that does only mathematical calculations, such as finding the determinants of n x n matrices, integrals, etc. It would be a valuable asset to students without Wi-Fi access. I won’t need all the other things that are dependent on the internet, and I don’t really care about things I can find on Wikipedia, like MJ’s date of birth and death. So, a lite, non-internet version of W|A, please???

Posted by PyBrick Replicas December 14, 2009 at 12:13 am

Can you give me a refund? :’(

Posted by RobotGrrl December 14, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Please can we have a blog on surprising discoveries arising from Wolfram Alpha checking its data for consistency.

Posted by Brian Gilbert December 18, 2009 at 3:07 am


    We appreciate receiving new blog topic ideas from our readers. Thank you for the suggestion!

    Posted by The PR Team December 18, 2009 at 11:33 am

I second the call for the Wolfram Alpha app on the Android App Market. Android Apps are written in Java, so the WA team should be able to hammer out the same app in half the time as writing it in Objective-C. ;-)

Posted by Tom December 27, 2009 at 12:37 am

not that im an expert, but knowing many of my friends and certainly myself, this would make more money and become a top selling app @ $10 or less. Any word on upcoming sales? i want it, but am not a millionaire.

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