Wolfram|Alpha Extends Commitment to Wide Availability and
Accessibility of Mobile Products
Launches Free, Mobile-Optimized Website and Reduces iPhone App Price to
April 1, 2010—Wolfram Alpha LLC, creator of the
knowledge engine, today extended its commitment to the wide availability and accessibility of its service with
several key announcements.
"Our number-one priority as of today is to get Wolfram|Alpha in the hands
of everyone," said Barak Berkowitz, the newly appointed Managing
Director of Wolfram|Alpha. "We aim to democratize knowledge by giving
people everywhere access to the amazing computational power and factual
archive that is Wolfram|Alpha. In the coming weeks and months we will make
a number of announcements, each with the same goal in mind—putting
With wide availability and accessibility in mind, the company today
announced the launch of http://m.wolframalpha.com, a free,
mobile-optimized website built from the ground up for ease of use on
smartphones and for high performance over 2G, 3G, and 4G networks.
Further, Wolfram|Alpha today reduced the price for the Wolfram|Alpha App for the iPhone and iPod touch from $49.99 to $1.99. The company also
announced that anyone who previously purchased the Wolfram|Alpha App for
the iPhone and iPod touch, whether at the full price of $49.99 or the sale
price of $19.99, and is no longer satisfied with the price they paid can
request a refund.
Together, the free, mobile-optimized website and the lower price point for
the iPhone app open Wolfram|Alpha to millions of new users across the
globe. The company carefully listened to and incorporated feedback,
concluding that convenient access to Wolfram|Alpha from any smartphone was
critical to widespread adoption. These changes are effective immediately.
"We want to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who purchased the
iPhone app and who has helped evangelize Wolfram|Alpha along the way,"
said Schoeller Porter, Wolfram|Alpha's Architect, Developer Relations.
"The new mobile-optimized website, the new iPhone and iPod touch app
price, and the refund offer are just the beginnings of a wider strategic
move toward ubiquity. We hope that by increasing the availability and
accessibility of our products and services, we can both support and extend
the passionate community of people who make Wolfram|Alpha a part of their
Jones-Dilworth, Inc. for Wolfram|Alpha