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Introducing Wolfram|Alpha Widgets for Everyone, Everywhere

July 27, 2010 —
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The beta version of Wolfram|Alpha Widgets is here! What are Wolfram|Alpha Widgets? They’re free, Wolfram|Alpha-powered mini apps that are easy to make, customize, and share on your blog, website, and social networks. And they’re the next step toward our goal of making the vast knowledge and computational power of Wolfram|Alpha available to everyone, everywhere.

Widgets are a new and personal way to experience Wolfram|Alpha. Want to have an Wolfram|Alpha-powered app on your blog that calculates the adult height and weight of a child based on his or her current stats? Or how about an app that compares the financial data of two public companies? Want to create a customized nutritional label for any recipe you have? Calculate integrals on the fly? Or locate an object in the sky? The possibilities are limitless. For more examples of widgets, see the hundreds already in the Widget Gallery. You can freely take any of these widgets and put them on your own site as is or customize them any way you wish.

Don’t see an existing widget for your area of interest? Using the new drag-and drop Widget Builder, you can create your own widget using anything in Wolfram|Alpha’s vast knowledge base in just a few easy steps. Once you’ve built and customized your widget, it will automatically be added to the widget gallery where you can share it with others.

We fully expect to be blown away by all of the cool and innovative ways you harness the power of Wolfram|Alpha widgets. Here are just a few ways we want to help you share your use of widgets with the world!

  • Once you’ve published your widget in the widget gallery, share the link with your social networks and ask to have your widget rated. Your widget will be rocking the ratings charts in no time.
  • Show how you’re using widgets on your blog by sharing a link to your blog on Twitter. Be sure to include the hashtag #WolframAlphaWidget. Oh, and be sure to follow @Wolfram_Alpha!

We’ll select the most interesting uses of widgets and highlight them on the Wolfram|Alpha Blog, in the Wolfram|Alpha Community, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

So, what will you widget? Click here to get started.


A loooong awaited one from Wolfram Research. Have been waiting for this for more than a year now … Keep it up !!

Posted by Gaurav July 27, 2010 at 5:31 am

This is awesome, Carol. Kudos to you guys for a cool widget-making machine!

Posted by Mike July 27, 2010 at 9:08 am

Wow. I am even more in love with Wolfram|Alpha.

Posted by Ed Palumbo July 27, 2010 at 10:58 am

It’s wonderful. I love it so much ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted by Pham July 27, 2010 at 11:32 am

Will these widgets be available for use on Windows Sidebar or Google Sidebar?

Posted by Bonita July 27, 2010 at 12:03 pm


    Right now we’re focusing on making Widgets on the web the best they can be. We do intend to look at how Widget can be used in other places (like Windows Gadgets) over time.

    Stay tuned! Thanks.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team July 28, 2010 at 11:53 am
i am going to share it on my forum if you don’t mind they are just great

Posted by July 27, 2010 at 12:05 pm

The superlatives flow. Thank You for a great tool and such an easy one to use. Lots of widget ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

Posted by Harold July 27, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Got newsletter email from you, but never signed for newsletters. Unsubscribed immediately, want to tell you better test your emails first before sending out – all the images in the message are broken ๐Ÿ™‚

Posted by Miro July 28, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Miro, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We’ve removed your email address from our database. You’ll no longer receive news and updates from us via email. Thank you.

    Posted by The Wolfram|Alpha Team July 28, 2010 at 11:19 am

Wolfram|Alpha keeps improving each and every day, keep up the great work team, there are no limits..

Posted by DJ Halcro July 28, 2010 at 2:59 am

Great, i love the Quick calorie calculator Widget, just brilliant!

Posted by Tim August 4, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Love the idea, these are great widgets. More usefull then a standard widget!

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