Introducing Quick Protocols for iPad

The Promega iPad App has recently been updated to include a new interactive feature called Quick Protocols. These protocols offer scientists the a choice of over 70 protocols for use in interactive format at the lab bench. Using this feature, you can run protocols, add notes, and activate timers as needed. You can also add commonly accessed protocols to a Favorites list, view a time-stamped protocol you’ve completed, e-mail a completed protocol with notes or send it to a dropbox account.

The goal of providing protocols for iPad is to make it easy to access and use a variety of protocols at the lab bench, and to enable users to annotate, share and save protocols for future use.

Here is a quick overview of how it all works: Continue reading “Introducing Quick Protocols for iPad”

The Making of a Science App — Or — Things Your Professors Never Told You Scientists Do

For the past five months, I have been the outside observer to the conception, gestation and birth of a scientific app for the iPad®, the new Interactive Cell Signaling Pathways Tool that is now part 6 of the Promega iPad® App.

This all-new interactive cell signaling pathways module (iPad only) has been added to the Promega App. It allows readers to explore two pathways: MAPK/ERK and PI3K/mTOR. Aside from the coolness factor, the app gives users links to online resources, peer-reviewed literature and available products to aid in cell signaling research.

You see, my cube neighbor and fellow blogger, Michele, is one of the driving forces behind this App. Continue reading “The Making of a Science App — Or — Things Your Professors Never Told You Scientists Do”