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Sci mobile apps v3

Scientific Mobile Apps description in c

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Sci mobile apps v3

  1. 1. Making big discoveries on a small computer
  2. 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
  3. 3. A LITTLE BACKGROUND : computer aided drug design Accelrys UGM 2003 Copyright Sean Ekins 2010
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 6. <ul><li>Sophisticated software may eventually be available as Apps </li></ul><ul><li>So far ..just simple drawing and properties </li></ul><ul><li>No docking Apps </li></ul><ul><li>No pharmacophores or similar Apps </li></ul><ul><li>No Apps to compete with major products </li></ul><ul><li>Issues – size of viewing area – less so with iPad </li></ul><ul><li>But.. it will change.. </li></ul><ul><li>Phone enables anyone to draw a molecule and predict properties </li></ul><ul><li>Just think of the possibilities </li></ul>Impact on computer aided drug design Copyright Sean Ekins 2010
  7. 7. Why are science Apps important? <ul><li>Exposure to huge audience with “smart phones” </li></ul><ul><li>Make science more accessible = >communication </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware is powerful </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile – take a phone into field and do science more readily than a laptop </li></ul><ul><li>Sturdy </li></ul><ul><li>Apps can be a subset of a desktop solution </li></ul><ul><li>Bite size chunk of program </li></ul>
  8. 8. What stimulated this effort?
  9. 9. Chemistry Apps <ul><li>Structure Drawing </li></ul><ul><li>Database Access </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical Reactions </li></ul><ul><li>Biological Data </li></ul><ul><li>Biomolecule visualization </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers, publications and their management </li></ul><ul><li>eBooks </li></ul>
  10. 10. How do you find useful science apps? <ul><li>Search in App store </li></ul><ul><li>Returns a myriad of Apps many not even appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Many are flashcards when you want an App that does something else </li></ul><ul><li>How do you find the right App quickly </li></ul><ul><li>No definitive Encyclopedia of Science Apps </li></ul><ul><li>No book on science Apps!!!! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Science Apps + Wiki =
  12. 12. Why is Sci Mobile Apps Important? <ul><li>Make science Apps more accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Find the Gaps – which Apps are missing </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulate others to develop new Apps to fill gaps </li></ul><ul><li>Get the crowd to populate it – Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Should always be up to date compared to a paper / review </li></ul>
  13. 13. Public Launch June 21 2011 via chemconnector blog Twitter, facebook etc.
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  20. 20. How to add Apps?
  21. 21. = + Who are we? + The Crowd Antony J. Williams Sean Ekins
  22. 22. Thanks to all contributors - Simplifying finding science Apps so you can make discoveries -