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Wolfram|Alpha for iPhone Users on the Go

June 11, 2009 —
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We love all the feedback that comes pouring in from the Wolfram|Alpha community, and iPhone users have been begging to have Wolfram|Alpha just a touch away since the beginning. We invite you to checkout the Wolfram|Alpha iPhone and iPod mobile page that lets you compute queries, watch the Wolfram|Alpha overview video, view our gallery of examples, and more, all while on the go. See below for instructions on how you can add the Wolfram|Alpha icon to your home screen.

We have also noted the wide interest in having a full Wolfram|Alpha application for the iPhone and other mobile devices. Tell us more! What bells and whistles would be in your ideal Wolfram|Alpha application? Join the the conversation on this topic taking place on the Wolfram|Alpha Community site.

iPhone Mobile Page

iPhone Mobile Page

Wolfram|Alpha Mobile Page of iPhone Setup

How to add a Wolfram|Alpha icon to your iPhone/iPod home screen


I’ve to admit that wolfram|alpha on my iPhone OS is handy information for my exams of calculus.

Posted by dirs June 11, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Why are you devoting resources to getting W|A working on IPhones before it is profitable? I would have thought that investment would be safer focussed on improving its performance on PCs to the point where it was profitable rather than risk running out of funds.
Am I missing something?

Posted by Brian Gilbert June 12, 2009 at 2:15 am

    I think this is a common concern of many W|A fans. I really hope W|A will become profitable as soon as possible to support its further develpment. Are there any discussions on this topic?

    Posted by Catherine June 12, 2009 at 10:48 am

    In today’s smartphone environment, how can they afford not to support mobile platforms? It’s a trivial amount of work to have a mobile format of the page, plus it increases traffic to the site.

    Posted by Amun June 21, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Scrollable History, so can compare different queries

Posted by James June 12, 2009 at 5:27 am

Can you please make a version for the Google Android G1?

Posted by Steven Schulman June 12, 2009 at 8:42 am

Here are a few ideas of what I see a dedicated app doing:

– Utilize the phone’s location awareness capabilities

– Access to saved or previous queries

– Dynamic updating of previous queries such as stock/financial data

– Sending or saving of the PDF and Mathematica outputs. If the professional version of the service will allow storage on your server then it can go there or to an iDisk/DropBox account

– Direct linkage between the app and Mathematica for those users who have Mathematica for sending data between the applications

– Keyword searching the results of saved queries

– Integrate other data on the device such as address book – what is the weather where my parents live (current and historical)

– Ability to participate in the community through the apps interface

– Send query results though MMS, email…

Posted by Jon June 12, 2009 at 10:18 am

Would very much appreciate a native app.

Posted by bib June 12, 2009 at 11:20 am

Bam! I’ve been waiting for a mobile W|A app… nice work! Unfortunately I won’t be able to use the iPhone app since I have a BlackBerry Bold, but hopefully there will be a mobile client for BlackBerries sometime soon.

The iPhone client looks great! Keep up the great work!

Posted by Daniel Bigham June 12, 2009 at 6:41 pm

The search page come up great, but once I do a search on something the website reverts to the standard website. It isn’t formatted to the iphone it has all the adds and I have to zoom out to get the whole width of text into view. Is this a bug? From the picture above it looks like the results are iphone formatted as well.

Posted by chaseneb June 12, 2009 at 7:15 pm

Wow. W|A has had this since launch. Like people have said, either work on a dedicated app, or work on adding new features. All we’ve seen so far were a bug fix every week or so.

Posted by Cory June 12, 2009 at 7:36 pm

W|A should detect when it is being loaded by a mobile device and display a mobile friendly version of the website. This is not rocket science, it is just savvy.

Posted by Tom June 14, 2009 at 1:57 pm

A followup to my earlier note. The latest Evernote iPhone app has an excellent interface for navigating through saved notes. It would be really helpful if an app had a similar way to navigate saved WA queries.

Posted by Jon June 18, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Android version! Android version! Android version!

Posted by Umberto July 30, 2009 at 8:55 am

Voice recognition would be awesome. Saved entries too. Oh and include Control Engineering tools into W|A, (root locus, etc.)

Posted by Timothy October 16, 2009 at 1:45 am

Great app, can’t wait for the blackberry version. Thank you!

Posted by Josh Clearman October 23, 2009 at 10:31 am

This mobile version is broken right now. I used it and it keeps jumping back to normal version.

Posted by Landslider October 25, 2009 at 2:55 am

Why isn’t there one mobile site for ALL systems – iPhone, BlackBerry OS, Android and Windows Mobile? Why is there only support for Apple users? They aren’t the majority!

Posted by Joe November 17, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Support for Android please! Great stuff otherwise!

Posted by Chris December 21, 2009 at 8:43 am

Please create a mobile version of the site and a native Android app. At least just a mobile version of the site. I would but I’d have to pay to use the API.

Posted by Cassidy James January 1, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Another vote for an Android app.
Excellent work so far.

Posted by Sterling January 16, 2010 at 11:13 am

Please make a version for Android as well.

Posted by Richard January 17, 2010 at 9:35 am

Please support windows mobile as well! There are many other types of smart phone.


Posted by Steve February 1, 2010 at 7:59 am

I would like to see an Android version too
Great job so far!

Posted by Andrea February 3, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I would like to know if there is a Windows Mobile version??

Posted by Gareth February 7, 2010 at 8:15 pm

I’d love to see an Android version.

Posted by Cory February 8, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Hey Wolfram, brother, when you gonna make a version for windows mobile? there are many users of WM phones, just look the comments wolfram friend, saluts¡ from WinMou fans 🙂
And you are the best Wolfram¡

Posted by WM6FAN April 6, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Another request for a Windows Mobile version.

Posted by ALX April 15, 2010 at 9:08 am

+1 for a Windows Mobile, pls

Posted by mascot April 21, 2010 at 10:36 am

+1 android port. iphone app is the best $2 i’ve spent in the app store.

Posted by r May 3, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Will there be any movement on support for Windows Mobile?
What is the point in just having it for iPhone?
Not everyone uses iPhone.

Posted by Stephen Archer May 31, 2010 at 6:45 am

Any plans for an Android version?

Posted by Gustavo Niemeyer June 4, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Hell… Honestly, I cant understand why there is such an push on a product that is just low quality… Please do some versions for Windows Mobile and Android too…
Just because you can earn money with the morons who buy an iPhone and dont know what to do with it…
Im begging you… C´MON!!! 🙂

Posted by Robert Felbermayer July 8, 2010 at 4:25 am