Get expert information on ANY topic using Wolfram Alpha for Android
What’s the best way to get information online? Google ofcourse. That’s the first word that comes to our mind when we want to look for something and although a lot of companies such as Microsoft through Bing have tried to replace Google as our favorite source of information, Google has always stayed ahead. Wolfram Alpha for android is an application that will give you google like services in one way.
Instead of returning website results when you search for something, Wolfram Alpha will provide you information instead; call it an encyclopedia if you will. Search for Facebook for example and it tells your Facebook Inc. is set up in Palo Alto, California, United States, has daily views of 8.2billion and is the no. 2 site on the net. It even tells you it stared 15years ago in 1997 and shows Facebook’s HTML element hierarchy aswell. What other search engine does that when you search for something?
Similarly you can search for any other topic, searching for a sky chart for your area will show you a 3D view of the globe with constellations mapped onto it. Search for something like “Divide 10 by 2” and it will give you a detailed answer as show below with detailed steps, a pie chart AND a number line!
You can try searching on literally anything you want and get immediate results with every detail you can imagine, the search engine is very clever and the app works great. Its quite simple aswell with only a full size keyboard on screen, which by the way is splendid, it’s a custom keyboard for the app itself not the keyboard you are using on your Android device. Surprisingly the keyboard in the app alone is very accurate and great to type on.
You can use Wolfram Alpha for much more complicated things aswell. Hit the menu key and enter the examples menu and you have a whole list of example search terms in a variety of topics such as Maths, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Computer Sciences, Units and Measures, Dates and Times, weather, health, nutrition, linguistics and much more!
Try searching your surname for example and you’ll get population estimates, where you belong from, the weather and time in your area etc or use it solve maths problems such as plotting a quadratic equation on a graph.
Wolfram Alpha is a life saver, it doesn’t really matter who you are or what you do, Wolfram Alpha will help you out in every way possible and give answers to everything you want. Its for $2 on the Android market but considering the amount of information you get at your finger tips with the app, I’d say its totally worth it. Do try it out and share your opinions about the app with us.