The Impact (Or Lack Thereof) Of Mobile Computing On Life Science R&D

Alex Clark | Pistoia Alliance | August 29, 2012

The computing transformation being effected by mobile computing may not be one we fully appreciate while burying our heads and thumbs in the latest cool app or game. Yet this transformation is likely the most important since the introduction of the personal computer. It’s not just about the inherent portability of smartphones and tablets. It’s that the transformation marks a complete change to the underlying platform. This stands in contrast to the last 30 years, where despite changes to the user experience, the fundamental concepts driving the technology would be familiar on the whole to late 1980s power users.

Making software available on a mobile device requires a complete code rewrite based on entirely different underlying concepts. Here are a few to consider...