It’s been an exciting year for us here at Wolfram|Alpha, and we wanted to say thank you to all of our loyal blog readers. We thought we would take a look back at 2011 by sharing some of this year’s most popular Wolfram|Alpha Blog posts. This year we saw some exciting content additions, brand-new ways of accessing and interacting with Wolfram|Alpha, and an arsenal of apps for students and professionals alike.
Each of these are only highlights of the blog posts of 2011. For a little extra reading, you can visit the 2011 archive to see all of the blog posts from this year.
We released version 2.0 of our API, making it easier for for a broad range of software developers to take advantage of Wolfram|Alpha.
For Valentine’s Day, we showed that even computational knowledge engines know the language of love.
QR codes seem to be everywhere these days. Did you know Wolfram|Alpha can generate them?
Wolfram|Alpha gained the ability to compute ranking and summary statistics about income tax rates in US states with the new US income tax data.
We celebrated the second anniversary of the launch of Wolfram|Alpha!
Wolfram|Alpha ventured into the microblogging wilderness known as Tumblr.
We shared the ability to look up the moon phase for any date. What phase was the moon in when you were born?
Wolfram|Alpha became interactive with the incorporation of Computable Document Format (CDF).
Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics, we shared the ability to look up data on nearly 108,000 public schools in the US.
What would you do with 1,818 pounds of pumpkin? Wolfram|Alpha found a few options.
What’s that in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Yup, it’s a plane! See what planes are overhead with Wolfram|Alpha.
By incorporating Best Buy’s public APIs into Wolfram|Alpha, we provided a new kind of shopping.
In addition to all of that wonderful new content, we also released a slew of apps for iOS:
Wolfram Course Assistants
Algebra | Pre-Algebra | Precalculus | Calculus | Multivariable Calculus | Statistics
Music Theory | Astronomy | General Chemistry | Physics I | Physics II | Mechanics of Materials
Wolfram Reference Apps
US States | US Presidents | Words | Investment Calculator | Mortgage Calculator | Fractals
Gamings Odds | Sun Exposure | Flight Information | Password Generator | Tides Calculator
Wolfram Professional Assistants
Network Admin | Lawyer
Wolfram Personal Assistants
Genealogy and History | Personal Finance | Travel
What was your favorite addition to Wolfram|Alpha this year? Is there anything you would like us to cover in 2012? Let us know in the comments. Happy New Year!