This week’s App of the Week is WolframAlpha.
Remember the Star Trek computer? It’s finally happening with WolframAlpha. Building on 25 years of development led by Stephen Wolfram, WolframAlpha has rapidly become the world’s definitive source for instant expert knowledge and computation.
Across thousands of domains with more continually added WolframAlpha uses its vast collection of algorithms and data to compute answers and generate reports for you.
Parts of WolframAlpha are used in the Apple Siri Assistant; this app gives you access to the full power of the WolframAlpha computational knowledge engine.
Compare a McDonald’s Big Mac to a Burger Whopper – who is the calorie king?
Convert 2.45 miles into meters.
Find out what the capital of Turkey, including it’s population, map, current weather, and the data overload continues.
WolframAlpha is available on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, and Nook mobile devices by visit: http://products.wolframalpha.com/mobile/
Did you know the iPhone’s Siri utilizes WolframAlpha to find data?
Ask Siri: How many feet are in a mile? Ask Siri: Who is Steve Jobs?
Wondering how you can use it in education? Check out my presentation from Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning in November 2011.
Find more of my App of the Week positing at http://professorjosh.wordpress.com/category/app-of-the-week/