Mobile apps and mobile websites


Scientific publishers and other service providers are developing applications ("Apps") for smartphones and tablet PC's to give access to their content from these devices. Other providers develop websites that have been optimized for such devices. A number of relevant applications have been listed below, but the list can never be exhaustive as new "Apps" are becoming available regularly. "Apps" can be downloaded from the usual locations, like Android Market for Android or Apps Store for iPhone/iPad. Mobile sites can be accessed from the device's browser. If no proce is mentioned applications are free of charge.

NamePlatformNotesURL
ACS MobileI-Phone / I-Pad /Ipod TouchPrice USD 2,99
ACS = American Chemical Society
http://pubs.acs.org/page/tools/acsmobile/index.html
ArXiv.orgI-Phone/I-Pad /Ipod touchFormerly Los Alamos preprint archive, now maintained at Cornell Universityhttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/arxiv/id302515757?mt=8
Cambridge Journals Online MobileMobile websitehttp://m.journals.cambridge.org/home.do
JSTOR MobileMobile websitehttp://mobile.jstor.org/
Nature.comI-Pone / I-PadRegister at Nature.com first (free)http://www.nature.com/mobileapps/
Patent GeniusiPhone / AndroidPrice USD 0.99http://www.rawapps.com/77664/patent-genius/
Patent SearchiPhone / Androidhttp://www.sunyu.com
PubMed for handheldsAll Systems(1)http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile/
ScienceI-Phone / Androidhttp://content.aaas.org/mobile/support/
Scientific American AdvancesAndroid / I-Phone / IPod Touch http://www.scientificamerican.com/page.cfm?section=mobile
Sciverse Scopus AlertsI-Phone/I-Pad/IPod touchRegister at Scopus first (free). WUR email account needs to be set up at the smartphone (2)http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/sciverse-scopus-alerts-institutional/id365300810?mt=8
Sciverse ScienceDirectI-Phone / I-Pad/IPod touchRegister at Sciencedirect first (free). WUR email account needs to be set up at the smartphone (2)http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/sciverse-sciencedirect/id383622545?mt=8
WorldCat MobileAllhttp://itunes.apple.com/app/worldcat-mobile/id309643302?mt=8
http://worldcat.boopsie.com/

(1) Pubmed for handhelds can give access to the full text of journals that WUR library subscribes to. Specify in Settings > Library Proxy the following string: http://ezproxy.library.wur.nl/login?url=%@
(2) In settings choose: "Mail, Contacts, Calendars", choose "Add account". Set up a Microsoft Exchange account. Domain is "WUR", server is "webmail.wur.nl". Use SSL.
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