Quora is a question-and -answer online database that is coolly ingenious. You can ask a question on any topic and people, usually very knowledgeable people, will answer it. What makes it different to other question/answer web services is the fact that its users are actively engaged in giving accurate, thoughtful, comprehensive answers. Often people closely connected to an area of expertise will respond, giving an invaluable first-person insight. Example: “When will Instagram release an Android app” was directly answered by Kevin Systrom, CEO of Instagram. Okay, that wasn’t the best example, but you get my drift. Like many others, I continue to get drawn to the Quora website – either for specific searches or for light reading on a variety of topics. But of course, being an iPhone hog, I was hungry for an app for it. No more.
Finally, thankfully, Quora for iPhone app is now available.
The app sleek and swift. “Home” takes you to your feed; “Notifications” to any posts you follow; “Search” is, well frankly self-explanatory, “Nearby” adds promixity as a factor (no one near me uses Quora) and “Profile” shows a summary of user settings and stats, all in one place. Nice.
Taking it for a quick spin reveals no missing features. You can create or respond, vote up or edit an answer. The familiar has been faithfully transposed for iPhone. One special new feature is “Shuffle” which allows you to view random posts and discover more gems. Gosh I’m going to spend hours in here.
I encourage everyone to download the app and try it out, even though it seems to be US only for now (at the time of writing it’s not available on the Austrian iTunes store). Please let me know if other stores also have it.
Quora for iPhone is available for free on the iTunes store (link).