Editorial: A New Home for “Scientific Phone Apps and Mobile Devices” Journal
The original intent of academic publication to disseminate information and findings to the community for scientific progress has taken different twists and turns particularly in the last few decades. With the Internet, there is now the option of E-publications, and more recently, open access publishing to make articles freely available to readers. No longer are the articles restricted to subscribing academics, but now also to the general public. Yet, one should not forget that the institutionalization of academic research, particularly for science and technology, also included publications as a performance indicator of the research findings, and its value.
Author: Samuel Ken-En Gan <<< Published on: 26 April 2018
Commentary: Augmented Reality Scientific Phone Apps –making the APD AR Holistic Review app and using existing AR apps for scientific publications
The average scientific publication is not the most palatable of reading materials, especially to those not in the relevant disciplines. Yet, conveying scientific concepts easily is precisely what scientific publications are meant to do. Imagine what the use of video pictures/paintings as depicted in the Harry Potter movie series can do to make things easier!
Author: Poh JJ et al <<< Published on: 02 October 2018
A Review of Apps for Programming: programming languages and making apps with apps
With the latest technologies enabling smartphones to work like mini computers, there are now numerous opportunities to use smartphones for the development of mobile apps. Given the multiple Operating Systems (OS) available, there is a significant demand for apps for the various platforms. To meet this demand, some apps exist to impart the necessary knowledge to make apps, while others make the programming of apps possible on these devices. Surveying both the Google Play and Apple App stores, there are a plethora of such programming apps, classified based on the various languages. Since it is the smartphone/IoT revolution that is fueling demand for apps, it is exciting that apps are itself, part of the solution. This review discusses programming languages, their uses, the functions, and the potential and limitations of the phenomenon of using apps to make apps.
Author: Wu WL et al <<< Published on: 26 January 2019
Remote objects detection and mapping using Radio Frequency with a Nexus 5X Smartphone
In this paper, we present an alternate use of smartphone technology for RF detection and analysis. With minimal modification to the original Smartphone hardware, i.e. Wifi, Bluetooth and XBee add-on, as well as using firmware algorithmic modifications to the smartphone (using Linux Plasma Mobile Distro), the aim is to have the most precise objects detection and positioning system.
Authors: Jonathan Bar-Magen and Zeev Zalevsky Published on: 30 January 2019
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