Sheridan Introduces a Diverse Suite of Mobile Products
(Press Release) Hunt Valley, MD—The Sheridan Technology Lab has introduced a suite of mobile products developed to serve the diverse and growing mobile content delivery needs within the publishing community. The Sheridan Mobile Application Suite is comprised of Sheridan Mobile Alerts, Sheridan Mobile Full-Text, Sheridan Mobile Editions, Sheridan Mobile ePrints, and Sheridan Print-to-Mobile QR Codes. Development of additional mobile products is ongoing.
Sheridan Mobile Alerts is a content discovery application for iOS and Android devices, giving users notice and access to article abstracts. Earlier this year, Sheridan developed and launched Cell Alerts for Cell Press and is developing a Mobile Alert app for The Endocrine Society, called Endo Pubs.
Sheridan Mobile Full-Text represents a robust application that delivers full-text article content to readers including a range of interactive options such as multi-media and social media. As a means to deliver important supplemental content along with full-text, Mobile Full-Text is Sheridan's most comprehensive and customizable mobile application.
Sheridan Mobile Editions are Dynamic Editions of publication issues, formatted to iOS and Android platforms. The American Society of Nephrology introduced Kidney News, a Sheridan Mobile Edition of their publication, early in 2011.
Sheridan Mobile ePrints are mobile-optimized article ePrints viewable on a wide range of mobile phones and tablets, as well as desktop and laptop computers. Developed to help drive publisher sales of high demand article content, Mobile ePrints provide security option settings for expiration date, number of users or web hits, and print control. Sheridan Mobile ePrints are the latest product in a broad range of reprint and ePrint products available through Sheridan Reprints.
Sheridan Print-to-Mobile QR Codes, launched last year and gaining in popularity, give publishers a tool to include enhanced content in print publications. Read by smart mobile devices equipped with scanner software, the code provides access to the information that is linked to it, such as websites, additional content, videos, surveys, or special promotions.
Doug Ehmann, Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer of The Sheridan Group, said, "We continue to invest in technology to help our customers distribute their valuable content through mobile digital media channels. Demand for mobile access is growing quickly, and we believe these applications will be very helpful for our customers and their readers. The technology is based on our existing Mobile Content Delivery System, so customers benefit from Sheridan's extensive experience preparing, storing, and managing content digitally - now with delivery to mobile devices."