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Re: Re: Handheld mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg107695] Re: [mg107677] Re: Handheld mathematica
  • From: George Woodrow III <georgevw3 at>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 08:03:39 -0500 (EST)
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I have the W|A iPhone app. I bought it when it was on special for Christmas, so the price was not too outrageous.

The design of the iPhone app is really quite good, and not just a fancy version of the website. The use of dynamic 'soft' keyboards is very good, and shows that Apple had a good idea when they went with a non-hradware keyboard.

I am looking forward to running the app on the iPad. My only problem is that the size of the iPhone (I actually have an iPod Touch) is just too small.


On Feb 22, 2010, at 7:03 PM, Uayeb wrote:

> On Feb 21, 8:23 pm, "ibmich... at" <ibmich... at>
> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> It is just a matter of time before handheld devices like
>> PDA or Ipod Touch are powerful enough to have Mathematica
>> ported. I was wondering why not go all the way and produce a
>> pocket calculator that functions like a mathematica kernel, that
>> is, without graphic output (for now).
>> I for one would love to have something a la HP (left- and right-
>> shift buttons type keyboard, for example) with Mathematica
>> capacities. We can download packages and run them as we
>> would in a normal Mathematica session.
>>> From Wolfram point of view, they will have a rather decent niche
>> on the calculator market that is hard for anyone to compete. On
>> the other hand with a pocket calculator, Wolfram doesn't have to
>> worry about software piracy.
>> If many of us talk about this may be Wolfram will warm up to
>> the idea? They can get started in time for my Christmas list
>> :-)
>> Comment?
>> Michuco
> To a certain extent, doesn't this already exist? Wolfram|Alpha for
> iPhone seems to have much of the functionality of Mathematica, and a
> slightly different approach which is probably better suited to the
> mobile interface.
> Now if I could just get over the $50 price tag for what is essentially
> a web app, maybe I'd give it a try. Has anyone else played with it?
> Andy

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