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HudsonAlpha iCell

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***Updated 3.2***
Now with a faster load time and fixes for crashes during startup.

We kept the name and the icon, but have rebuilt almost everything else based on suggestions we received from you, the users. iCell 3.0 includes all new 3D models of cellular organelles that are more accurate and realistic than those previously released on the iPhone/iPad. We have included additional organelles previously not found in the iPhone/iPad app. The iPad version also supports the ability to choose among three levels of detail in the descriptions of the cellular structures. Finally, we have redesigned the user interface with new menus and quicker load times between cell types. As always, iCell allows users a 3D view inside of a typical plant, animal and bacterial cell. Easily navigable and simple to use, iCell gives users an intuitive tool to compare animal, plant and bacterial cell structure.

iCell gives students, teachers, and anyone interested in biology a 3D view inside a cell. Included are examples of three types of cells: animal, plant, and bacteria. Learn about the various parts of the cell, which biologists, biochemists, and DNA researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute study and use to advance the limits of biotechnology.

You can use your finger to tap on parts of the cell to select and zoom in on that particular organelle. Each organelle comes with a name and a short description of its function in the cell.

For a better view of each cell, hold down one finger on the screen, and drag to rotate around the cell or selected organelle. You can zoom in and out by pinching or flaring with two fingers at once.

We hope you enjoy!

What's New in Version 3.2

Significantly faster load and bug fixes for crashes on start.


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Customer Reviews

Very Impressive

The app does exactly (almost) what I was looking for my middle schooler. It provides three levels of knowledge; basic is geared for the middle school, intermediate is more for the basic bio class in high school and the advanced level would be good for advanced high school biology or basic college biology. I don't think it would be up to the level of an AP Biology or any of the more advanced cell biology courses taken in college. Organelles are clearly represented, with diagrams that show standard visual characteristics found in most textbooks (ie ER looks like ER, Golgi bodies look like Golgi bodies). The only exception is that the mitochondria on their app looks more like what it would appear under a microscope versus how most textbooks represent it with the convoluted interior showing. The only thing this app doesn't do, which I wish it would, is provide a way to quiz a student. The computer could provide a cell and the student would pick from a megalist of different terms to decide which organelle is which. Also, a way to quiz organelle function would be nice. Overall, great job. Thank you

Found by accident.

First time in my life that I've been excited to learn about cells. I'm 21, and I'm very interested in science and especially biology. This highlights some of the benefits of this technology, I think, in regards to learning styles like mine. First of all this app is very well designed, so bravo to those involved. Makes for an interesting, smooth experience in which the user has control over the pace at which the information is absorbed, and exactly what is absorbed when. Personally, I like to guide myself. Interest in each aspect of these models arises at random and that is when I absorb the information the best... As interest arises. This app makes it easy for interest manifest itself. Thanks.

Such a great app!

I love the iPad! It makes learning really fun, this app is great for biology class. I think it could use some updates though for a larger selection of cells. I love how you don't look at a boring picture! In this app you see a 3-d image of the cell and you can zoom in or out and observe it in detail. This app is great for learners new to the subject or advanced. Clicking on different parts of the cell will bring up text boxes explaining what it is and what it's purpose is inside of the cell. If you are a new learner, you can click on basic for a basic explanation, if you are advanced you will receive a more in depth explanation.

HudsonAlpha iCell
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 3.2
  • Size: 18.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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