Chemistry apps in the wild and at the royal society of chemistry


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This is a short presentation I gave at the Pistoia Alliance Meeting on our Mobile Strategy at RSC and what we have at present and where our vision will take us.

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    1. 1. Chemistry Apps in the Wild and at the Royal Society of Chemistry Antony Williams
    2. 2. Scientific Publishers Apps Scientific publishers release apps to:  Provide mobile access to content  Search and deliver content to its registered users and engage other possible users  Greater accessibility means greater readership  Revenue generation from the content, not the app
    3. 3. Increase in Scientific Publisher Apps
    4. 4. RSC Mobile
    5. 5. Chemistry World
    6. 6. RSC|ChemSpider
    7. 7. ChemSpider Mobile Website
    8. 8. ChemSpider Mobile
    9. 9. ChemGoggles
    10. 10. Publication/Database Alerts(in progress)
    11. 11. Chemical Reactions Chemical reactions can be served up on mobile What is available now?  Teaching basics of chemical reactions  Look-ups against reaction databases  Reaction mechanisms
    12. 12. Reaction Database Look-up
    13. 13. Work in Progress – 300k Reactions
    14. 14. Spectra on ChemSpider
    15. 15. SpectralGame in the hand
    16. 16. Sourcing information about SciApps Where can developers post information about their apps? NOT Wikipedia! iTunes does not segregate based on science SciMobileApps Wiki…
    17. 17. Chemistry eBooks The future of the Chemistry eBook…next year then?  eBooks already link to computational engines  3D rotating molecules are expected – stereoscopic viewing will become standard?  Kinect type interface for a tablet?  Interactive graphing – data mine public websites to include data  Direct model generation and prediction  And….
    18. 18. Open PHACTS Project Develop a set of robust standards… Implement the standards in a semantic integration hub Deliver services to support drug discovery programs in pharma and public domain 22 partners, 8 pharmaceutical companies, 3 biotechs 36 months project – goes live next month Guiding principle is open access, open usage, open source Guiding principle is open access, open usage, open source -- Key to standards adoption -- Key to standards adoption
    19. 19. Already Mobilizing Open PHACTS Javascript widgets