Wolfram Alpha says "iPhone users have been begging to have Wolfram Alpha just a touch away since the beginning".

To this end, the company has introduced the Wolfram Alpha iPhone and iPod mobile page that lets you compute queries, watch the Wolfram Alpha overview video, view a gallery of search examples, "and more", all from the homescreen.

To access the page, iPhone and iPod touch owners need to go to www.wolframalpha.com/iphone on the device's browser, hit the "+" icon in the browser footer bar and in menu options select "add to home screen".

The computational knowledge engine says it has "noted the wide interest in having a full Wolfram Alpha application for the iPhone and other mobile devices", and is asking for feedback on potential apps via its community site.