PDA Support For BioCoRE

October 2001:

Urbana, Illinois - The Theoretical Biophysics Group at the University of Illinois is proud to announce an exciting new feature of BioCoRE, a Biological Collaborative Research Environment. BioCoRE is freely accessible at the Theoretical Biophysics Group website and development is supported by the NIH National Center for Research Resources.

BioCoRE can now be accessed via a handheld PocketPC-based PDA, such as the Compaq iPAQ. A researcher using an iPAQ, equipped with access to the internet (via wired or wireless ethernet or modem), can access BioCoRE and perform most of the same functions that he or she can perform sitting at a desktop computer. This allows the researcher to check the status of their simulations when away from their desk, submit new simulations to supercomputers, leave message board messages for collaborators, and more, all from a handheld device.

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Compaq iPAQ accessing BioCoRE]

Automatically detecting that a user is coming in via a PDA, BioCoRE adjusts its screen presentation and lets the user access those features that are supported by the PocketPC*. BioCoRE is also accessible via Lynx, which is a non-graphical web browser popular on Unix systems.

For details, please visit the BioCoRE website at http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/biocore/.

The Theoretical Biophysics group encourages BioCoRE users to be closely involved in the development process through reporting bugs, contributing fixes, periodical surveys and via other means. Questions or comments may be directed to biocore@ks.uiuc.edu.

We are eager to hear from you, and thank you for using our software!

* Note: Internet Explorer on the PocketPC does not support java applets. Therefore, portions of BioCoRE that use java applets are not available on these handheld devices.