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The Wolfram Reference Apps Have Arrived!

June 7, 2011 —
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Today we are pleased to announce the Wolfram Tides Calculator and Wolfram Fractals Reference Apps for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. These are the first two in our series of reference apps that utilize Wolfram|Alpha technology to shed light on some fascinating subjects. Like our series of Wolfram Course Assistant Apps, the Wolfram Reference Apps are each designed with an optimized interface and specialized keyboards to enhance usability for mobile users.

The Wolfram Tides Calculator will become your go-to guide for tide information. Calculate the present tide or today’s high and low tides, do historical computations, or plan your vacation using the tide forecast. The app can automatically detect your current location or provide data from around the world.

Wolfram Tides Calculator App for iPad

For example, with the Tides Calculator you can enter a future date and location to see the tide forecast for a specific date. Here is the prediction for tides in Miami on July 4:

Tide Forecast/HistoryTide Results

Like fractals? Want to know more about them? The Wolfram Fractals Reference App is a handy reference you can take with you wherever you go. It’s great for covering fractals in your math course or if you just want to explore the beautiful shapes and structures of fractals and the math behind them.

Wolfram Fractals Reference App for iPad

For example, to graph a Julia set, you can enter the Re(c) and Im(c), and the fractals app will plot the set:

Julia Set Fractals Results

The Wolfram Tides Calculator and Fractals Reference Apps are available on the App Store starting today for only $0.99. Look for more Wolfram Reference Apps coming soon!


These iPad apps are akin to putting lipstick on a pig. Why would anybody pay .99c when they can get the same semi-useful info for free via the website?

Posted by Kevin C June 7, 2011 at 10:32 am

What happen to the Android phones?

Posted by Alan Shapiro June 7, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Yea its a great app in all very helpful BUT why would you pay for it when you can just use the internet. Its a great app and very useful 4.9/5

Posted by Anonymous June 9, 2011 at 3:33 pm