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:

- Eggnog turns out to be quite the guilty pleasure
- What the heck is frankincense, anyway?
- Did you know that Santa had a brief flash of popularity as a proper name?
- Koch snowflakes prove that the holidays can be pretty geeky after all.
- Where exactly are Santa Claus, the North Pole, and Christmas?
- Ever wonder about the taxonomy of the reindeer?

Happy holidays!

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!

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.

Hi Stan,

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

Thank you!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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???

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

Brian,

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

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. 😉

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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