It’s here! You can now download the all new Wolfram|Alpha App for Android on the T-Mobile Channel or Android Market for $1.99 (US).

The Wolfram|Alpha App for Android has landed

Get answers from Wolfram|Alpha’s massive knowledge base in an instant by downloading the app for the all new T-Mobile® G2™ with Google™. Combining the power of the T-Mobile® G2™ with Google™  on the blazing fast 4G speeds of T-Mobile’s network with the power of Wolfram|Alpha creates an extraordinary experience for knowledge on the go.

The app puts Wolfram|Alpha’s growing repository of curated data, including over ten trillion data elements, and its library of tens of thousands of sophisticated computational models in the palm of your hand.

Android’s native voice-input capability lets you speak your queries to Wolfram|Alpha and get your answers hands-free.

The Wolfram|Alpha App for Android voice input feature

The app’s specialized keyboards make mathematical expressions look and feel natural, enhancing usability and understanding. The keyboard comes in handy for everything from solving quadratic equations while on the bus to balancing chemical equations in the lab.

Solving a chemical equation with the Wolfram|Alpha App for Android

Need fast facts about an object in the sky above while camping in the backyard with the kids? Query Wolfram|Alpha for “sky chart”, and the apps location awareness will return results for your location. Or you can query for a location many miles away.

The sky chart for Palo Alto, California on the Wolfram|Alpha App for Android

Use the Wolfram|Alpha App for Android to monitor your daily nutrition intake while on the go. For example, simply type or speak the contents of your breakfast into the app to get a nutrition label and a breakdown of daily values.

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The app, compatible with Android 1.6 and later, leverages the advanced screen capabilities of Android 2.2, providing sharp, high-resolution results.

Download it now for $1.99 (US) on the T-Mobile Channel or Android Market!

85 Comments

I installed it this morning on my HTC Desire with Froyo, but the app crashes whenever I send a query. Any clue why?

Posted by Oliver Tacke October 6, 2010 at 7:23 am Reply

    Hi Oliver,

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Version 1.0.1 of the app is now available on the Android Market. The update corrects the force close that occurred when location services were disabled. Thank you for purchasing the app.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team October 7, 2010 at 9:53 am Reply

You have to have the GPS enabled for the application not to crash.

This is very annoying as I hardly ever have my GPS on (to save battery life). Please fix this.

Posted by Tim October 6, 2010 at 12:05 pm Reply

    You’re right – and it’s really annoying. But it won’t be hard to fix, I guess.

    Posted by Oliver Tacke October 6, 2010 at 2:25 pm Reply

    Hi Tim,

    Version 1.0.1 of the app is now available on the Android Market. The update corrects the force close that occurred when location services were disabled. Thank you for sharing this issue with us. We hope you enjoy to app. Thank you.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team October 7, 2010 at 9:55 am Reply

QR code doesn’t work (in UK), can’t seem to find it on the market. Is this a US only release?

Posted by Newton Fish October 6, 2010 at 12:19 pm Reply

Is this only for the G2? I cannot find it in the market.

Posted by David October 6, 2010 at 2:34 pm Reply

Surprised that you didn’t have a QR code on the page for me…

Posted by David V. October 6, 2010 at 5:27 pm Reply

If you don’t want to turn on GPS and prevent crashing, just open the app, click the settings key (the hard key), and go to “More” , “Preferences” , and uncheck “Send location data”

Posted by Nemo October 6, 2010 at 6:51 pm Reply

Crashes Marketplace when try to buy it. Not good.

Posted by Dave October 6, 2010 at 7:25 pm Reply

What a disappointment,,,,,waited so much for Wolfram to appear for Android, and now the code doesn’t work and it is not free….. total disappointment.

Posted by D October 6, 2010 at 7:32 pm Reply

I am running stock HTC Evo with Andriod 2.2.

I can buy, download, and install other apps through the marketplace but when I try and click on the WA app from my search query I receive an error.

“Sorry! The application Market (process com.andriod.vending) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.”

I am eager to buy and try out the WA app, please help!

Posted by Taylor October 6, 2010 at 8:09 pm Reply

    I actually got the app to download using the QR code. So far it is working great.

    One question – what is the notification icon that is in the status bar when using the Wolfram Alpha app (semi circle with green waves) representing?

    Thanks!

    Posted by Taylor October 6, 2010 at 8:49 pm Reply

      Hi Taylor, Thank you for purchasing the app. We hope you enjoy it. That icon is to notify you that the GPS has been activated. Thank you.

      Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team October 7, 2010 at 12:32 pm Reply

I’m unable to download the app from the Android Market. Any ideas?

Posted by Mark October 6, 2010 at 9:00 pm Reply

Scanning the QR code gives me the error “The requested item could not be found.” I have an HTC Aria on AT&T, running Android 2.1. I really liked using Wolfram Alpha on my old iPod touch, so I was excited to find it available now for Android… except I can’t download it!

Posted by Jack October 6, 2010 at 11:19 pm Reply

    Hi Jack,

    Another option is to search for “com.wolfram.android.alpha” on the Android Market from your phone.

    Please let us know if this help. Thank you.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team October 7, 2010 at 12:37 pm Reply

      Just saw this reply, but like another said, entering this search query comes up with no results.

      Posted by Jack October 12, 2010 at 11:16 pm Reply

Epic 4G with Android 2.1

When i scan the QR code it tells me “The requested item could not be found”

Also cannot find the application via search on android market.

Please fix soon! I would really love this app on my phone!

Posted by Ari October 7, 2010 at 7:15 am Reply

    Hi Ari,

    Hi Mark,

    Thank you for letting us know about your experience with the QR code.

    Another option is to search for “com.wolfram.android.alpha” on the Android Market from your phone.

    Please let us know if this help. Thank you.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team October 7, 2010 at 12:36 pm Reply

Finally! Have been waiting so long. Bought it right away as I saw it is the official App.

Posted by Slawa October 7, 2010 at 9:16 am Reply

Still not available on the Android Market…

Posted by Mark October 7, 2010 at 12:19 pm Reply

I’m also running 2.1 on my Epic, if that helps.

Posted by Mark October 7, 2010 at 12:21 pm Reply

    Hi Mark,

    Thank you for letting us know about your experience. Have you tried to download the app using the QR code? If not, you can do so at the link below:

    http://products.wolframalpha.com/android/index.html

    Another option is to search for “com.wolfram.android.alpha” on the Android Market from your phone.

    Please let us know if this help. Thank you.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team October 7, 2010 at 12:35 pm Reply

QR codes from different sites have both led me to “could not be found” in the market.

I searched “wolfram”, I searched “com.wolfram.android.alpha”, I searched “wolframalpha”. All led to nothing.

Also, what we would be losing if we disabled the GPS data sender?

Droid X with 2.2

Posted by Shayan October 7, 2010 at 4:58 pm Reply

neither the QR code or searching the market seem to work.
Tried searching for com.wolfram.android.alpha and no luck.

Posted by Jason October 7, 2010 at 6:35 pm Reply

Hi,
I’m having the exact same problem:
- searched for it on the app market
- tried the qr code
- tried com.wolfram.android.alpha

-> Nada

I’m on a samsung galaxy s running eclair

Posted by Balint October 9, 2010 at 8:14 am Reply

Doesn’t exist on the UK market on my Motorola Milestone (2.1) via QR Code or search.

Searching for Wolfram brings up a load of third-party apps.

I hope you can fix this.

Posted by Taras October 9, 2010 at 8:35 am Reply

Hi,

Why not adding this application to YAAM alternative market (http://yaam.mobi) ?

It would let guys buy application using Paypal !

If you want to speak about it, you can contact me on malgon@yaam.mobi

Posted by Malgon October 10, 2010 at 4:18 am Reply

The reason why the app wont show for some is because the apps seems to be protected, and thus it won´t show to everyone. There are some ways to enable protected apps to be viewable on your phone. Such as the “Eris market Fix”. If that won´t work just search for it, since there are other ways as well.

Posted by Kevin Roald October 12, 2010 at 12:41 pm Reply

Glad to see official support even though it is gonna take the wind out of my sails (and sales) of my unofficial WA App.

Posted by schwiz October 13, 2010 at 2:53 pm Reply

cant find wolfram alpha on the android market.
searching for “com.wolfram.android.alpha” doesnt work either.

Posted by me October 14, 2010 at 1:33 pm Reply

Hello WolframAlpha team,

I can find the appet on the market, buy it and download it. But it doesn’t seem to install nor can I see it in the applications list. I’m trying to run it on a HTC Hero. The first the this happened I cancelled the purchase.

Supposing I did something wrong I purchased again, but the error remains. Any help is appreciated.

Posted by Lars October 21, 2010 at 1:35 pm Reply

    Hi Lars, Have you tried to manually download the app? If not, go back into Android Market to the Wolfram|Alpha app page. The button on the bottom left should be “Download.” Select that and it should start downloading. Thank you.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team October 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm Reply

If it needs internet connection anyway , why not bookmark the website and use in the phone
Any other advantage of buying the app ?

Posted by Neil October 26, 2010 at 4:21 am Reply

    What? It needs constant internet connection?

    Posted by skiz October 28, 2010 at 6:51 am Reply

I have bought the W|A application on my Galaxy S (I9000) but since the 2.2 update it has gone, I can no longer search for it, find it by a link or see it in my purchased list!

It might be a small amount of money but you might imagine, this is a problem for me, please help?

Posted by nailerr November 6, 2010 at 7:46 am Reply

    Hi Nailer, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Our team is happy to look into this. Which country are you in? Thank you.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team November 9, 2010 at 4:11 pm Reply

      I can confirm the same thing on my Tmobile Vibrant(Galaxy S) phone. I purchased this app and it worked fine on Android 2.1, but doesn’t show up for 2.2

      Posted by David December 6, 2010 at 1:31 pm Reply

I’ve also bought the Wolfram app, but after update to 2.2 and with “go to factory default” the app is no longer available in the store (Samsung Galaxy S)….. frustrating……

Posted by Martijn November 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm Reply

    Hi Martin, Our team will look into this. Can you tell me what county you are located in? Thank you.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team November 9, 2010 at 4:12 pm Reply

The same here: bought WolframAlpha, updated my Samsung Galaxy S to Android 2.2 and the app doesn’t appear in the market anymore. I’m in Germany.

Posted by Olaf November 9, 2010 at 5:30 pm Reply

@ wolfram: i live in the Netherlands…

Posted by Martijn November 10, 2010 at 10:53 am Reply

Tahnks for the app!
;)

Posted by Stefano November 17, 2010 at 10:27 am Reply

- searched on Market with both WolframAlpha and with string com.wolfram.android alpha
- tried scanning code, says requested item not found
- cant find a direct download link

im based in South Africa

Posted by Midiane November 25, 2010 at 8:24 pm Reply

Hello guys:

Awesome app!!
Quick suggestion, for the bottom half keyboard it’d be nice if you had numbers that are easier to access. it would greatly help for faster input!

Posted by hadesto December 11, 2010 at 10:09 pm Reply

I cannot download the application as well. As far as I know, the application is only available to US based phones. There are some application that can by pass this restriction. However, I dont think thats the right way to do.

Thus, can anyone tell me why certain application is only restricted to US market?

Posted by Simon December 14, 2010 at 8:34 pm Reply

Wolfram Alpha does NOT appear in android Market on Nexus S running Android 2.3 (gingerbread).
It’s not the only app excluded from the market. Please explain

Posted by Richard December 29, 2010 at 7:47 pm Reply

    Hi Richard,

    Are you able to download other paid apps? Paid Apps are not available in some Android Markets. Here is a list of Android Markets offering paid apps.
    http://market.android.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=143779

    If you are in a market where paid apps are available, please let us know and we’ll be happy to explore this further. Thank you!

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team December 30, 2010 at 10:31 am Reply

      I can confirm this as I bought the application on my Galaxy S, after setting up a Nexus S however it is not available.

      When the Galaxy got 2.2 there was a period of time where protected applications like Wolfram Alpha stopped showing up and since the Nexus S just got updated to 2.3.1 it could be related.

      Posted by nailer January 3, 2011 at 3:22 pm Reply

        I can absolutely confirm that you cannot download the Wolfram Alpha app on the Nexus S. I’ve also tried navigating the market through my PC, and apparently the app is unavailable for my device.

        It could be some strange compatibility issue with 2.3?

        I really hope this gets looked at before I’m back in school September. Thanks!

        Posted by Tina April 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm Reply

          Hi Tina, We’re happy to help with this. Can you please email our team with this information and your country name? Thank you.

          Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team April 18, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I am in Bulgaria, so I can’t download paid apps from the market. Is there any other option? It seems weird to me that I wouldn’t be able to willingly give my money :D

Posted by Georgi January 3, 2011 at 7:59 am Reply

    Hi Georgi, We’d love to be able to offer the Wolfram|Alpha app in that market. An alternative option is to use the Wolfram|Alpha mobile site ( http://m.wolframalpha.com/) until the market is open to paid apps. Thank you!

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team January 4, 2011 at 12:44 pm Reply

I purchased this app when my phone was 2.1 after update to 2.2 the app is no longer available in the market. I am in Korea.

I have also tried accessing the US market and the app is not found.

It seems like many users are having the same issue – you need to update or resubmit your app to the market and ensure that it is built for 2.2.

Posted by Adam January 5, 2011 at 1:34 pm Reply

    Hi Adam, Our team is happy to trouble shoot this issue. We will need some information about your mobile phone. If you can send your contact information to community AT wolfram.com , we’ll reply with a few questions. Thank you for reporting this issue to us.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team January 12, 2011 at 11:39 pm Reply

I’m also unable to find the app on the Android Market by any means listed here. I’m located in Germany where paid apps are enabled. I’m running Android 2.2(.1 European firmware) on a Samsung Galaxy S .

Posted by Stephan January 12, 2011 at 11:20 am Reply

    Hello Stephan, We’re happy to look into this issue further. We’ll need some additional information about your mobile device. Can you send your contact information to community AT wolfram.com? We will reply with a few questions. Thank you.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team January 12, 2011 at 11:41 pm Reply

      I also can’t find the App in the Market. I tried the QR-Codes but the market says “App not found”

      Posted by Daniel January 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm Reply

I downloaded the free version on my Droid X. It does not show up on the widget page, but it is listed in Applications in Settings.

I understand that to enable WA, I must do something in Quick Search Box settings. What is that all about, and how do I do it?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Posted by Mark Filler January 22, 2011 at 8:21 am Reply

I’m running Android 2.2 on the Samsung Vibrant (T-Mobile). I used to have the app, but I’ve tried everything that was recommended (QR code, actual website etc.) and all say that the app is not found. I had it with 2.1, and it worked like a dream, but now the app isn’t coming up at all.

Posted by Justin February 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm Reply

    I also can’t get it on the HTC Aria running 2.2 that was released on Feb. 25

    Posted by Josh March 2, 2011 at 3:59 pm Reply

      Hi Josh,

      Thank you for letting us know. Our team will contact you directly to help resolve the issue.

      Thank you!

      Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team March 10, 2011 at 12:51 pm Reply

        Hi, i’m having the same error!

        Posted by William Becher March 12, 2011 at 5:58 pm Reply

        Hi, i’ve got the same problem, can’ find the wolfram alpha app after upgrading my phone to 2.2.1, i’ve already sent a mail with all the info about the payment to community AT wolfram.com

        was that the right address?

        Posted by Enrico March 14, 2011 at 7:21 pm Reply

    Hi Justin,

    Thank you for letting us know. Our team will contact you directly to help resolve this. Thank you.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team March 10, 2011 at 12:55 pm Reply

I also have the same problem on samsung vibrant in u.s. I updated to andriod 2.2.

Posted by Blake February 10, 2011 at 8:07 pm Reply

Is the source code for the app available?

I’m asking because I would like to know how you managed having the math-keyboard be used not globally but only within this specific app. I’m developing a little app for myself (a language learning app, non-commercial) which requires several special keyboards which I need the app to switch automatically. But as of now, the user has to explicitely and globally switch to the app’s input method in order to use this feature, meaning that other apps installed on the device would also use my input method (which is not necessarily what the user wants).

If you can’t help me out with code, perhaps you can give me a little hint? Thanks!

Posted by Armin March 11, 2011 at 1:34 am Reply

Hi,
I am using the HC Thunderbolt on Verizon and the Wolfram Alpha app downloaded and installed fine, but crashes whenever I run a query.
Error = “The application Wolfram Alpha (process.com.wolfram.android.alpha) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.” Force Close.

Android version 2.2.1

Posted by StMiller April 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm Reply

    Hello, We’re happy to help with this. To help us better assess the problem, can you please email us the specify queries you tried that caused the force close, and whether or not there are any queries that do not cause the issue. Thank you.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team April 7, 2011 at 3:35 pm Reply

    I’m also using the Thunderbolt and i have the problem of the app crashing whenever any query is made while connected to 4g. Whenever I query something while connected to wifi it works fine. Are you having the same problem?

    Posted by Jack April 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm Reply

Hi I downloaded the Wolfram Alpha application for my Viewsonic G Tablet running Android 2.2 with TnT Lite v4.4.0. Whenever I type in a query the application force closes with the following error…

The application Wolfram Alpha (process com.wolfram.android.alpha) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.

I disabled the send location data in preferences but the app still crashes. The exact query I put in as a test was “population of china”. Note-the app was purchased through Amazon Appstore for Android. I could not find it in the Android Market.

Posted by Gary Moore April 23, 2011 at 1:57 pm Reply

I had purchased this app but as of today cannot find it on the Android market, any ideas?

Posted by javier May 18, 2011 at 2:11 am Reply

    Hi Javier, We’d be happy to help you locate the app in your market. Can you email our team with the model of your device, software version, and market? Thank you!

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team May 18, 2011 at 9:49 pm Reply

I’m in Slovakia, paid apps are enabled. I’ve tried all the possibilities to find this app, but it always said something like “There are no matches in Android Market for the search”… Please help and reply. Thanks.

Posted by longaster May 18, 2011 at 9:05 am Reply

    Hi Longaster, We’d be happy to help you locate the app in your market. Can you email our team with the model of your device, software version, and market? Thank you!

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team May 18, 2011 at 9:45 pm Reply

Hey, I just noticed paid apps have become available on the Android Market in Bulgaria, but as of yet Wolfram Alpha is still missing. Any hints why?

Posted by Georgi May 18, 2011 at 5:59 pm Reply

    Hi Georgi, We’d be happy to help you locate the app in your market. Can you email our team with the model of your device, software version, and market? Thank you!

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team May 18, 2011 at 9:44 pm Reply

I consider something truly interesting about your site so I saved to fav.

Posted by Fannie Harbison May 26, 2011 at 8:14 pm Reply

Wow! I have no idea why I didn’t think of this this years ago, good job.

Posted by Anneliese Conninghan June 23, 2011 at 10:49 am Reply

Purchased your app for a HTC Sensation (Malaysia) today. Have a highly stable HSPDA data connection, but every time I submit a query, the query will ‘time out’. What gives?

Posted by Weider July 24, 2011 at 2:27 am Reply

What are the advantages of using the WA app over the WA website? Since you need internet anyway..?
thanks, Marc

Posted by Marc October 25, 2011 at 3:45 pm Reply

Wish you had a free version, I am young but find the site incredibly useful on the computer. Would be nice to have the app but my parents will not set up an account to pay for apps. What a shame!

Posted by Mark November 13, 2011 at 9:18 pm Reply
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