Springer, which launched SpringerLink via iTunes at the beginning of 2012, has now released an Android version of the app via Google Play.
SpringerLink allows librarians, scientists, researchers and students to access content anytime/anywhere and reflects the increasingly mobile nature of research and content access.
Springer has also improved the functionality of the apps by updating the user interface and creating more intuitive search options.
For more information see the Springer website.
In our December issue we will be publishing an article by Scott Brown in which he describes mobile apps that are relevant to information researchers and professionals, both in their own work and in the services and products which they offer to their clients.
It’s a great, practical article outlining some of the ways in which apps are being developed and rolled out by vendors and other providers. Brown explores how new developments such as augmented reality are helping create a new generation of mobile information products.
Scott’s articles are always full of practical advice. Here’s one of his tips ahead of the December publication date:
“Be sure to ask your current information vendors if they are making apps available for their products, and include mobile access as part of your discussions with current and potential vendors as you negotiate access and contracts”.