I received an email today from Kathleen McEvoy at EBSCO Publishing. They are beginning to release mobile applications, the first for the iOS. eBook reading applications will follow (see last line below). More information is also available in the press release.
From the email: The new iPhone app is available free from the iTunes App Store and provides easy authentication for users via a library’s EBSCOhost profile.
The iPhone app introduces new features including the ability to view content in visual landscape mode and the option to save articles and PDF full-text content on the device for offline viewing. The app also includes existing EBSCOhost features such as limiting to full text, date ranges, peer-reviewed content or by publication.
Clicking into a result replicates the EBSCOhost user experience providing researchers with abstracts and links to full text, as well as key citation information such as source, authors, and subject terms which are all easily clickable to launch new searches. Users also have the ability to save and email articles as well as store PDFs for offline viewing. The result list is scrollable, can be refined by subject and publication facets and can be sorted by relevancy or date. Available data in the result list includes citations and access to full-text articles.
EBSCO currently offers a mobile app for DynaMed™, a point-of-care resource. Future apps will include an EBSCOhost app for Android devices, iPhone apps for Business Book Summaries™ and Nursing Reference Center™ and eBook reader apps for tablets and other handheld devices.