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Scientific Mobile Apps description in c

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  • This is a great overview about how compute power for science has migrated from a room to a handheld and what we are trying to do with www.scimobileapps.com. Great slides Sean!
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  • 1. Making big discoveries on a small computer www.scimobileapps.com
  • 2. Hardware is getting smaller Copyright Sean Ekins 2010 1930’s 1980s 1990s Room size Desktop size Not to scale and not equivalent computing power – illustrates mobility Laptop Netbook Phone Watch www.scimobileapps.com
  • 3. A LITTLE BACKGROUND : computer aided drug design Accelrys UGM 2003 Copyright Sean Ekins 2010 www.scimobileapps.com
  • 4. Mobile computing – an opportunity to exploit Everything is mobile - Devices smaller Chemists move from e-notebook – tablet pc – to smart phones / devices iPhone etc What apps could we provide for data, collaboration etc? Ekins et al Book chapter In Press Williams – chemistry world May 2010 www.scimobileapps.com
  • 5. Ekins et al Book chapter In Press, Arnold and Ekins, PharmacoEconomics 28: 1-5, 2010 There are many areas for mobile devices / software to impact R&D www.scimobileapps.com
  • 6.
    • Sophisticated software may eventually be available as Apps
    • So far ..just simple drawing and properties
    • No docking Apps
    • No pharmacophores or similar Apps
    • No Apps to compete with major products
    • Issues – size of viewing area – less so with iPad
    • But.. it will change..
    • Phone enables anyone to draw a molecule and predict properties
    • Just think of the possibilities
    Impact on computer aided drug design Copyright Sean Ekins 2010 www.scimobileapps.com
  • 7. Why are science Apps important?
    • Exposure to huge audience with “smart phones”
    • Make science more accessible = >communication
    • Hardware is powerful
    • Mobile – take a phone into field and do science more readily than a laptop
    • Sturdy
    • Apps can be a subset of a desktop solution
    • Bite size chunk of program
  • 8. What stimulated this effort? www.scimobileapps.com
  • 9. Chemistry Apps
    • Structure Drawing
    • Database Access
    • Chemical Reactions
    • Biological Data
    • Biomolecule visualization
    • Publishers, publications and their management
    • eBooks
  • 10. How do you find useful science apps?
    • Search in App store
    • Returns a myriad of Apps many not even appropriate
    • Many are flashcards when you want an App that does something else
    • How do you find the right App quickly
    • No definitive Encyclopedia of Science Apps
    • No book on science Apps!!!!
  • 11. www.scimobileapps.com Science Apps + Wiki =
  • 12. Why is Sci Mobile Apps Important?
    • Make science Apps more accessible
    • Find the Gaps – which Apps are missing
    • Stimulate others to develop new Apps to fill gaps
    • Get the crowd to populate it – Wiki
    • Should always be up to date compared to a paper / review
  • 13. Public Launch June 21 2011 via chemconnector blog Twitter, facebook etc. www.scimobileapps.com
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  • 20. How to add Apps? www.scimobileapps.com
  • 21. = + Who are we? + The Crowd Antony J. Williams Sean Ekins www.scimobileapps.com
  • 22. Thanks to all contributors - Simplifying finding science Apps so you can make discoveries - www.scimobileapps.com