New York / Heidelberg, 31 July 2013. Springer is pleased to announce that it has released an Android version of its SpringerLink mobile application, allowing for wider access to its content. The app's user interface has also been improved, making navigation easier and faster.
In January 2012 Springer released its first version of the app on Apple iTunes, which gave scientists, researchers and students anytime/anywhere access to Springer's content from their iPhones and iPads. Now that the application is available for Android phones and tablets for the first time, Springer is further satisfying the demands of increasingly mobile researchers. Given the growth in popularity of Android devices, making the SpringerLink app available for these users via Google Play was a natural next step.
In addition to the Android release, Springer has made a number of adjustments and additions to bring new and improved functionality to users. This latest version includes an update to the user interface that makes searching and using articles faster, easier and more intuitive than on the previous iteration.
"The new and improved SpringerLink app demonstrates Springer's commitment to providing researchers, students and professionals with the latest and greatest in mobile apps," said Patricia Cleary, eProduct Manager at Springer. "Springer has an obligation to provide our customers, users and the research community with the very best in mobile technology across devices. This not only makes Springer content more convenient to access, but helps fuel scientific progress where it is happening Ė everywhere."
Springer Science+Business Media (www.springer.com) is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. Springer is also a trusted local-language publisher in Europe Ė especially in Germany and the Netherlands Ė primarily for physicians and professionals working in healthcare and road safety education. Springer published roughly 2,200 English-language journals and more than 8,000 new books in 2012, and the group is home to the world's largest STM eBook collection, as well as the most comprehensive portfolio of open access journals. In 2012, Springer Science+Business Media generated sales of approximately EUR 976.3 million. The group employs more than 7,000 individuals across the globe.