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Biomedical Apps and Mobile Resources  

Selected resources for "smart devices" from the Android, Apple, and Blackberry families.
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Welcome all smart phone and tablet users. This guide brings together resources that we know have mobile-friendly interfaces. We will try to keep this guide up to date but new resources appear all the time and we may not know about the newest ones. 

We invite your comments and would appreciate it if you would let us know if you encounter problems - or discover new resources that you think we should add to the guide.  Comment on any box, our contact information is along the right side, and new resource feedback boxes are on every page.

What is here?

  • Mobile friendly websites
    • If a web site, we've embedded a link to the mobile site.
    • Look for the following icon to designate a web site
  • Mobile apps that can be found and installed from iTunes or Android Market. 

Access Issues

Android Phones



iPhones were first on the market and have broader adoption.  Android phones are starting to catch up in terms of the medical content that is available and can almost access the same content that an iPhone can.  For the resources listed on the guide we note those that are available for which type of device(s).

Resources marked with [UCSD] after the description are available on campus via the UCSD-Protected network or off-campus via the UCSD Virtual Private Network (VPN).

The VPN for off-campus browsing is available for iPhones and iPads and it was recently made available for Android as well.  Blackberry phones are still pending.

iPhone 3/iPad

iPhone 4/iPad

Android 4

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