IN-FOCUS: Microscopy on the move. A round-up of the best microscopy apps for mobile devices.

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Here’s a quick round up of some useful imaging applications for portable Android and Apple devices.

  • Molecular Probes 3D Cell App. Learn about the cell and all its structures in 3D on Apple portable devices. Enjoy the ability to rotate the cell 360 degrees and zoom in on any cell structure.

If you wish to use your smartphone camera as a rudimentary digital magnifier just search ‘microscope’ in either the Google Play or iTunes App stores – there’s loads to choose from. Instructions available here showing how to build a perspex support stage with transmitted light illumination for your smartphone. If you want anything more sophisticated, take a look at this.