Wolfram Alpha arrives on the iPhone

Wolfram Alpha on the iPhone

Wolfram Alpha, the fact-driven search engine, is coming to an iPhone near you but only if you're willing to shell out the best part of 30.00.

For 29.99, users can ask complex questions and have the answers delivered quickly and easily into the palm of their hands.

Unlike most mobile versions of popular tools and services, Wolfram Alpha claims that its iPhone app is supercomputer-esque and "plugs directly" into the same cloud as its desktop-based sibling to deliver results.

"Drawing on 20+ years of development, 50,000+ built-in algorithms, and 10+ trillion pieces of continually updated and curated data, the Wolfram Alpha app is the ultimate replacement for almost any kind of calculator or reference bookand much more," the site's page promoting the new app claims.

"The breakthrough technology of Wolfram Alpha for the first time lets you get expert-level answers to your specific freeform questions complete with stunning, dynamically generated visualisations and tables, and richer and deeper information than you imagined possible."

Click here for our review of Wolfram Alpha.

Maggie Holland

Maggie has been a journalist since 1999, starting her career as an editorial assistant on then-weekly magazine Computing, before working her way up to senior reporter level. In 2006, just weeks before ITPro was launched, Maggie joined Dennis Publishing as a reporter. Having worked her way up to editor of ITPro, she was appointed group editor of CloudPro and ITPro in April 2012. She became the editorial director and took responsibility for ChannelPro, in 2016.

Her areas of particular interest, aside from cloud, include management and C-level issues, the business value of technology, green and environmental issues and careers to name but a few.