January 1, 1970 (Vol. , No. )
Strong Points: Detailed descriptions of images
Weak Points: Descriptions are very technical, app lags
The Cell Library app offers a small grab bag of published images of biological specimens, including scanning electron micrographs of zebrafish embryos and atomic force micrographs of proteins. Given the small number of images contained within the app—48 in total—this app might best be suited as an educational tool for science students; however, the text that accompanies each image is very technical, offering details of image acquisition, for example. So perhaps it’s best used under teacher or scientist guidance. While there isn’t much content to the app (in terms of number of images), scientists will appreciate the in-depth descriptions that accompany the images (something that’s uncommon for image galleries). Besides, it’s always fun to browse through random microscopy images.