Sunset Lake Software - Comments for "Molecules 1.3.2 now on the App Store" Comments for "Molecules 1.3.2 now on the App Store" en I strongly agree with the <p>I strongly agree with the need for simple molecules. Maybe some educator can just upload a set to the protein data bank?</p> pubDate Wed, 16 Jun 2010 22:22:36 +0000 dc:creator Anonymous guid false comment 730 at It looks like the PDB has <p>It looks like the PDB has changed the way it reports results if you search for a four-character code. If you use that as a search term, instead of returning the structure information, it sends the web page of at the PDB for the structure. Molecules doesn't parse this properly, so it doesn't know where to load the structure from. I'll see if I can adjust the client to work around this change in behavior. It also looks like searches using more than one keyword now fail, as well. I'll fix that.</p> <p>In the meantime, you can manually load a structure with a known PDB code into Molecules by sending yourself an email with a custom URL like</p> <p><span class="geshifilter"><code class="cocoa geshifilter-cocoa">&lt;molecules://;</code></span></p> <p>where you replace 1BNA with your own code. If you click on that link in the iPhone email client, it should start up Molecules and download the structure directly from that location. You can also go to Molecules, tap on "Download new molecules" and "Custom Location", then copy and paste a URL like the above (without the brackets) in the text field and tap "Go". This should also download the structure from the correct location at the PDB. You can also use this technique for any custom PDB files that you've placed on a web server somewhere.</p> pubDate Sat, 19 Dec 2009 21:25:00 +0000 dc:creator Brad Larson guid false comment 582 at Hi, I am a protein <p>Hi, I am a protein crystallographer at a research institute in Germany. Colleagues told me about your great software a few days ago. We solved several crystal structures, and I am trying to display on my iphone with molecules. I downloaded the app yesterday, and it works fine for the few example structures that come with it, but I have consistently failed to download any other stuctures. </p> <p>I type in the 4 digit pdb code. It goes into search for a few seconds, then appears in the list. The 'read more about this molecule' button returns 'no results were found matching your query'. The download button returns 'could not find file, no protein with the code exists in the data bank'. Yet I know it does, because we deposited it ourselves, and I checked several times that there were no spelling mistakes. Also, my iphone connects to the pdb without problem outside molecules, and then finds the pdb code of the molecule I am looking for.</p> <p>Am I doing anything wrong?</p> pubDate Sat, 19 Dec 2009 18:25:14 +0000 dc:creator Anonymous guid false comment 581 at Thanks for the suggestions. <p>Thanks for the suggestions. XYZ files are on the list of file formats that I'm planning to add support for, but unfortunately I haven't had the time to get to that yet.</p> <p>I'm not so sure about some of the more advanced visualization options. It has been my intention to keep the interface simple, so that anyone could pick it up and work with it. Additionally, we're limited in terms of interface space on the iPhone, so it doesn't take much to clutter up the display and make an application nearly unusable. I'll take a look at them, though.</p> <p>I appreciate the kind words about my applications.</p> pubDate Thu, 10 Dec 2009 16:00:09 +0000 dc:creator Brad Larson guid false comment 571 at Hej from Sweden.., I also <p>Hej from Sweden.., I also just bought an iphone. I never dreamt of finding some application like this one. I like your spacefilling presentation, and i read on this side that you also plan to implement Ribbon presentation, great!<br /> If you really find time to do more on this:<br /> -you could include the possibility to see certain regions of a pdb, like one can do in VMD viewer. For example, 10Å within Fe or Glu143, or something like that... Of course then one should be able to see whats in the pdb to choose from.<br /> -saving these cutouts and also being able to take snapshots (they would make great background pictures, or fit on flash cards)<br /> -being able to control the color code a little bit (elements and residues)</p> <p>Regarding your plans to include the possibility to view smaller molecules and other file formats, I would be happy if one could visualize xyz-files (perhaps able to read output formats from Jaguar , Gaussian and perhaps Turbomole).</p> <p>My dream would be, to use iSSH to look at calculations and move some results to Dropbox. Then using your program to access these .xyz or .log files there and look at them. But maybe thats too much wish for. </p> <p>Anyway, in my opinion your two programs, Pi3 and molecule, are the best apps on the phone, and i will not stop recommending them to my colleagues.</p> <p>Thank you!</p> pubDate Tue, 08 Dec 2009 03:13:47 +0000 dc:creator QuantChem guid false comment 568 at Thanks for the suggestions. <p>Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try to work them in, but as you can see I haven't had much time lately to work on this application.</p> pubDate Tue, 03 Nov 2009 22:10:22 +0000 dc:creator Brad Larson guid false comment 540 at Dear Brad, I am a professor <p>Dear Brad,</p> <p>I am a professor in pharmaceutical biotechnolgy. I just bought an iphone. Love this app. I use this in my research meetings with grad students. My request for a new features is residue coloring in space filling displays according to polarity of residues, ie red for acidic, blue for basic, green for hydrophobic and white for hydrophilic (nonionic). I don't know how complicated this feature is. Thanks for your time and service to scientific community.</p> pubDate Fri, 30 Oct 2009 14:28:10 +0000 dc:creator Davy Kalonia guid false comment 538 at I originally wrote this <p>I originally wrote this application as a proof-of-principle, with the goal of being able to download and visualize biomolecules from the RCSB Protein Data Bank. The 3-D structure of those molecules is key to their functioning, and it is difficult to represent that structure in static 2-D images. I had no idea that it would be as widely downloaded as it has been, and I did not anticipate the things that people would want to do with it.</p> <p>Downloading and displaying small molecules, like those commonly found in entry-level chemistry and organic chemistry classes, has been on my to-do list for a while. However, as you can see I haven't had much time to update the application. Given that the source code is available for download, I welcome any code contributions that would help in adding this capability.</p> <p>Again, the primary focus of this application had not been educational at the start, and has only evolved to fill that function for biochemistry courses.</p> pubDate Mon, 26 Oct 2009 16:12:03 +0000 dc:creator Brad Larson guid false comment 532 at The HUGE missed opportunity <p>The HUGE missed opportunity with Molecules was/is that it does not come with any simple molecules that can be easily grasped by children. This would be a fantastic app for helping kids see and get interested in molecules starting with the basic simple ones. Instead, it provides built-in molecules of overwhelming complexity that would turn all but the most incredibly geeky kids off. It's a real pity.</p> pubDate Sun, 25 Oct 2009 19:39:35 +0000 dc:creator Anonymous guid false comment 531 at Do you mean just showing the <p>Do you mean just showing the connected alpha carbons, colored by residue? That's something I've looked at as a first step toward the ribbon visualization, which is quite a bit more difficult to implement. I'll see if I can sneak that in for the next update.</p> <p>The view of just the bonds is color-coded according to the residue type, so that's a step towards what you want. This can be accessed by double-tapping on the molecule and selecting the "cylinders" visualization mode.</p> pubDate Wed, 09 Sep 2009 14:20:47 +0000 dc:creator Brad Larson guid false comment 465 at