Exclusive: Curious takes its lifelong learning philosophy to iOS

Curious: educational marketplace

Gigaom

Now nearly a year old, educational marketplace Curious is ready for mobile. The company released an app on Thursday for iOS(s aapl) that allows users to access bite-sized educational clips, both free and paid, on a wide variety of subjects.

Curious_Mobile“We’re trying to replicate an entertaining experience that is teaching you something,” said Curious CEO Justin Kitch. “You can fit it into the nooks and crannies of your life. We can double down on the use of mobile because it’s important to what we’re teaching.”

It’s also a window of opportunity for the company: even without an official app in place, Curious’s statistics show more then 40 percent of its visitors are accessing lessons via a mobile device. The app addresses that demand, offering the company’s roughly 4,000 free and premium lessons for streaming.

Rather than present a whole new experience, the bulk of the app is a condensed version…

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