July 9, 2015
Another mobile application, this time for Android platforms named GeneStoryTeller is described in Database. This app allows users to instantly retrieve information regarding any recorded human gene, derived from eight publicly available databases, as a summary story. The authors highlight the comprehensiveness of the application as it contains data from (i) the pharmacogenomics knowledge resource PharmGKB, (ii) the pathway databases Reactome and (iii) PathWayCommons, (iv) the protein–protein interaction repository Biogrid, (v) the Drug–Gene Interaction database DGIdb, (vi) the Gene Ontology annotation database, (vii) the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database and (viii) the Copenhagen Disease Database.
The authors describe this smartphone application to present the latest information regarding genes in a form of a summary story. The authors also illustrate features of the database such as information on “gene–drugs interactions, functional annotation and disease associations for each selected gene is also provided in the gene story.” According to the authors GeneStoryTeller dynamically updates its content via network connection but does not require an internet connection to check data.