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Web App for PubMed for Handhelds (PubMed4Hh)

After it was announced in NN/LM New Bits (http://nnlm.gov/psr/newsbits/2010/10/01/pubmed-for-handhelds/) about a year ago, more than 90 libraries worldwide requested for library-specific URLs for PubMed for Handhelds (PubMed4Hh).  With the availability of smartphones growing rapidly, we attempted to create an App for iOS devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod) but ran into some difficulty because of the many pre- and post-search algorithms in PubMed4Hh and also because of library-specific links.

We thought that the next best thing would be to add an icon to the Home screen and Dock to make it work like an App (a Web App).  Instructions on how to add a PubMed4Hh icon to iOS devices is here - http://pubmedhh.nlm.nih.gov/icon.html.  NLM is currently creating specific instructions for Android devices that will be posted soon.

If you have questions, contact:

Paul Fontelo, MD, MPH, National Library of Medicine, B1N30 Bldg. 38A, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 20894; (301) 435-3265, Fax:  (301) 402-4080, fontelo@nlm.nih.gov.

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