Launches on the iPhone

Questions and answers brands has released an iPhone app. The app enables users to ask and answer questions from their mobile devices. Previously limited to a subset of website users, the full Q&A experience is now available to anyone who downloads the app.

“Millions of people come to with their questions everyday – now they don’t have to wait until they get back to their computers to get the answers they need,” says US president,  Doug Leeds. “The number of questions posed on has steadily increased since our Q&A beta launch and the addition of our mobile app helps us do a better job of getting those answers, either from the web or from people nearby.”

Ask for iPhone instantly returns the best answer from the web in response to user questions; if the web’s best answer isn’t sufficient, the service then leverages proprietary technology to route the question directly to a relevant user.

Like the Q&A beta site, Ask for iPhone answers questions using either search technology or insight from real people. Voice to text functionality, powered by Nuance, enables users to speak, rather than type, their questions. The questions are routed not just to other devices, but to any user who is qualified to answer, based on expertise, knowledge area and, coming soon, location. Likewise, users who ask questions through the site will be able to tap into the knowledge of other users via their mobile devices. When an answer is received, Push notifications include the entire answer, with no need to click through to the site.

By the end of the year, Ask for iPhone will also allow users to browse questions within their immediate surroundings, route location-specific questions to nearby members and review recent questions asked about nearby points of interest.
You can download Ask for iPhone here.