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The last time iMedicalApps covered Inkling, they were discussing Inkling for Web. Inkling for Web allows users to access titles online yet still benefit from the range of interactive features first seen in the iPad app. The structure of each title is still the same however the interface has been tweaked to reflect the different user […]
Greetings valued readers! This is the second installment of our bi-monthly summaries of our favorite posts (difficult to choose) as well as the posts we feel were best received by you, our readers. Our increase in the amount of information that we give to you means that you may not always have time to read everything we post in a given month. We are proud to be able to provide you quality app reviews and the latest mHealth news, so without further delay, here are our second round of favorite posts for February:
This is a comparison between Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine from Inkling and Access Medicine
Review over Lippincott’s Illustrated Review of Neuroscience for the Inkling platform.
Another excellent title from Inkling. One or two navigation issues do not take away from the fact this is the only iPad optimized version of this essential clinical reference text. Medical professionals who purchase this text will know they carry one of the most extensive medical resources in a highly accessible format on a device no larger than a notepad.
Apple’s education media event on Thursday suggests Apple are primed and ready to enter the world of digital publishing. As we pointed out in our last article, evidence suggests that Apple is likely to bring important changes to the iBook platform with a particular focus on academia and furthermore push into the education industry. Previously, […]
A detailed comparison of the top anatomy apps currently available for the iPad based on the following essential functions: content, ease of use, quality of anatomical illustrations and overall benefit to practicing physicians
An interview with Matt MacInnis, Founder and CEO of Inkling. Matt discusses his vision for Inkling, collaboration with a range of medical schools, interactive textbooks, memorable moments and the future of medical education
Anatomy is a highly visual field. The images are as important – if not even more so – than the text, so that is the first thing I focused my attention on with Essential Clinical Anatomy by Moore. As with other Inkling books, all figures are embedded in crisp, clear text. Selecting the figure brings up an isolated view that magnifies the image and provides a caption. Using the pinch maneuver, the image can be expanded with almost no grainy pixels. I was quite impressed with the brilliance and overall quality of the figures.
Inklings success is based on transforming standard electronic texts into interactive delights through the use of five major feature areas including Price, Search, Quiz, Media Integration and Social integration. Together these features mean textbooks from Inkling are significantly easier to learn from than standard textbooks.
Inkling has identified a new market created by the introduction of tablet computing and has ensured their success as a result of clever thinking and unique selling points. Unique features such as purchasing books by chapter, integrating a range of media into each text are very interesting and the release of Inkling 2.0 has brought about social integration. The result is an electronic textbook based on a real book but by all intensive purposes is far more accessible and easier to learn from
Overall the introduction of electronic textbooks has been highly successful. The ability to carry around a mobile library on a pocket sized device is a fairly impressive technological achievement. In addition, the ability to have a well referenced handbook accessible and available at any time is very attractive. It will be interesting to see how this section of the textbook market grows as the number of smart devices increases. For this market to remain successful, publishers and developers alike are going to have to work hard to adapt their texts and marketing strategies to current economic conditions.