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What BMJ iPad app users tell us

19 May, 11 | by BMJ Group

My blog about the iPad last month generated some interest, and this update outlines some of the feedback we’ve had to date. The move to make the app free to BMA members has generated some very positive reviews on the iTunes app store. We’d already had some nice comments about the app’s technical functionality, but the pricing issue led to a fair number of 1* ratings. more…

EMJ launches ‘mobile friendly’ web interface

4 Feb, 11 | by Claire Bower, Digital Comms Manager, @clairebower

According to the 2010 International Communications Market report by OfCom, the UK saw the highest growth in smartphone ownership, with numbers increasing by a whopping 70% between January 2009 and January 2010. Over in the US, 72% of physicians used smartphones in 2010, which is up from 64% in 2009, according to the Manhattan Research’s Taking the Pulse report. By 2012, that number is predicted to rise to 81%.

Given this astonishing growth in usage, BMJ Group has been investing in a variety of mobile technology solutions, including the iPad App for the BMJ, and now a ‘mobile friendly’ web interface for Emergency Medicine Journal.

The new mobile web browser for EMJ detects when a user is accessing http://emj.bmj.com via a mobile device. Regardless of the type of smartphone, all mobile users are automatically forwarded to an optimised template. The new system offers streamlined content and display for web-enabled, smaller screens with low bandwidth networks. It has been specifically designed to accommodate the mobile behaviour of “keeping up” and “looking up” and works across all devices, including Blackberry, Android and iPhone.

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