Sometimes, gene annotation just can’t wait.
For those times when you need gene annotation information now, we’ve just released a new mobile version of the BioGPS website at http://biogps.gnf.org/m/. Similar to the iPhone app we released previously, the mobile web interface allows users to access the default shared layouts in BioGPS. That includes the popular Gene Atlas expression viewer and Gene Wiki plugins, as well as other shared layouts for model organism databases, pathway databases, reagent providers, and literature searching.
We’ve also had the chance to try out BioGPS on Apple’s new iPad device. The iPhone app works just fine on the iPad, but I was incredibly impressed at how the Safari web browser handled the full web-based BioGPS application. Not all the features work, but the basic functionality seems to be there.
If you use BioGPS on any mobile device, we’d love to hear your feedback.