11/10/2010 by Press Room, Modality
Modality partners with Elsevier to deliver app for USMLE review featuring full-color illustrations and photomicrographs for iPhone® and iPod touch®
Durham, NC -- November 10, 2010 -- Modality, Inc. and Elsevier today announced Wheater’s Q&A Review of Histology & Basic Pathology App is now available on the App Store. This app, available for iPhone® and iPod touch®, offers users custom quiz building and assessment tools for 563 USMLE-style questions, including 325 images, spanning 22 pertinent content areas with high quality, full-color illustrations and photomicrographs.
“The collection of full-color images, diagrams and illustrations is one of the most useful assets of the widely respected Wheater’s text,” said Randy Charles, managing director, Global Clinical Reference for Elsevier. “We are very excited to bring this material to iPhone and iPod touch. The brilliant display and Multi-Touch abilities of iPhone and iPod touch enable students and trainees to achieve new levels of interaction and engagement with must-know material for labs, lectures, and examinations.”
11/9/2010 by Press Room, Modality
Atlas Features Over 800 Images and 2000 Distinct Structures Through a Full Range of Modern Imaging Techniques
Modality, Inc. today announced the release of the Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy from Elsevier for use in the modalityBODY App for iPad. The complete atlas presents a healthy human body through a variety of modern imaging techniques, and is available for In App Purchase via the modalityBODY App. Users may also download a free sampler of the Imaging Atlas of the Human Body from the modalityBODY Store within the app, a place where registered users can access and purchase premium content.
10/19/2010 by Press Room, Modality
Native app for iPhone® and iPod touch® features custom annotation tools, and quizzing and self-assessment for more than 360 full-color anatomy images
Modality, Inc. and Thieme Medical Publishers today announced the Anatomy on the Go App is available on the App Store. This native app for iPhone and iPod touch combines a variety of customization, quizzing and self-assessment tools with 367 exquisite full-color illustrations and contextual notes from Thieme’s Anatomy on the Go Flash Cards, edited by Anne M. Gilroy and based on the award-winning Atlas of Anatomy by Gilroy et al.
“Keeping pace with rapidly evolving digital content platforms is a priority for Thieme,” said Anne Vinnicombe, Thieme’s Vice-President and Director of Educational Publishing. "Anatomy on the Go for iPhone and iPod touch is a valuable addition to our existing portfolio of web-based products like the Thieme Teaching Assistant and WinkingSkull.com and the native iPad version of our Atlas of Anatomy, available in the modalityBODY app.”
10/1/2010 by Press Room, Modality
Complete Atlas Features More Than 1500 Images For Medical Reference and Training
Durham, N.C. - September 30, 2010 - Modality, Inc. and Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., today announced that Thieme's complete Atlas of Anatomy is now available for In App Purchase via the modalityBODY App.
The modalityBODY App, currently available in the App Store, allows users to view, organize, annotate, search and store thousands of medical images and create custom image collections for study and reference.
“Thieme's Atlas of Anatomy provides health care students and professionals with a wide breadth of more than 1500 high quality images with thorough contextual notes,” says Anne Vinnicombe, Thieme vice-president and director of educational publishing. “As Thieme expands our digital initiatives, the combination of the Atlas with the features of the modalityBODY application and the brilliant display of iPad adds a compelling new dimension to our content.”
9/30/2010 by Jinny Gudmundsen, USA Today
Back to school means it's time to wrangle kids into learning mode. Parents can help the transition into school by downloading some fun, but educational, phone apps.
9/8/2010 by Press Room, Modality
Interactive Reference and Learning Volumes Featuring Anatomy Illustrations by Dr. Frank Netter Available Now for In App Purchase
Durham, NC - September 8, 2010 - Modality, Inc. today announced the release of four new content sets from Elsevier for use in the modalityBODY App for iPad. Netter’s Advanced Head and Neck Flash Cards, Netter’s Anatomy Flash Cards, Netter’s Concise Radiologic Anatomy, and Netter’s Musculoskeletal Flash Cards are now available for In App Purchase via the modalityBODY App.
The modalityBODY App allows users to view, organize, annotate, search and store thousands of medical images and create custom image collections for study and reference. The store within the app offers a variety of world-class anatomical and medical imaging atlases and flash cards, all with native iPad image quality. Users may combine these collections with their own images to create a robust library of anatomical reference material. Custom structure labels and annotations may be added to any image, and a powerful visual cross-referencing index is maintained for all structures across all volumes in the app.
8/20/2010 by Carol, Mommy Wants Freebies
The Authoritative Pregnancy & Baby Development App
The new Pregnancy & Baby Development app from Modality, created in partnership with leading medical application provider, Epocrates, and TheVisualMD.com, a highly regarded resource of online interactive health education resources, is an authoritative tool that helps expecting parents stay informed, inspired, and organized during this stage of their lives. Follow the miraculous story of a new life forming from the day of conception through the entire first year. Featuring insightful, inspirational commentary from world-renowned doctor and best-selling author Deepak Chopra, MD, and an array of high-quality videos detailing the biology of pregnancy and infant development, this application is your guide to the incredible bond between mother and child.
8/18/2010 by Joseph Gallivan, NY Post
The days of packing your offspring off to college with a large, heavy-breathing desktop computer are over. Now there are a variety of devices for students to do their work on.
8/14/2010 by Dina, Indy Posted
It’s that time of year again: time to buy school supplies, stock up on lunch bags, arrange your schedule around the scholastic calendar, and prepare your school-age child for the transition from summer to back to school.
Whether you have an elementary school or college age student, you always want to set them off on the right foot for a good academic year. This year, you might consider educational iPhone applications for your iPhone-toting student as part of your back to school planning. Everything from educational games to speed reading instruction can give them a competitive edge when it’s time to crack the textbooks.
8/11/2010 by Press Room, Modality
Clemente’s Anatomy Flash Cards, Moore’s Clinical Anatomy Flash Cards, and Rohen’s Photographic Anatomy Flash Cards available now for In App Purchase
Durham, NC -- August 11, 2010 -- Modality, Inc. today announced the release of three new premium content sets for use in the modalityBODY App for iPad. Clemente’s Anatomy Flash Cards, Moore’s Clinical Anatomy Flash Cards, and Rohen’s Photographic Anatomy Flash Cards, all published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, are now available for In App Purchase via the modalityBODY Store.
The free modalityBODY App allows users to organize, annotate, search and store thousands of medical images and create custom image collections for study and reference.
Users may create their own medical image reference library from world-class, commercially available anatomical and medical imaging atlases and flash cards, as well as clinical case images and notes created by users themselves or drawn from publicly available open source databases.
8/10/2010 by Kate Currin, Appolicious
Whether you are headed to your first day of elementary school or contemplating going back for a graduate level degree, the App Store is filled with iPhone apps to help navigate your way through almost any subject at any level and come out ahead of the game. Here are nine recommended back to school iPhone apps for students of all ages and levels.
7/15/2010 by Press Room, Modality
Mobile learning iPhone® developer partners with Elsevier to facilitate board prep for nursing students with more than a dozen NCLEX apps
Durham, N.C., - July 15, 2010 - Modality, Inc., the premier mobile learning architects for iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad™, today reported that nursing students are embracing NCLEX prep on iPhone and iPod touch with its popular line of nursing apps. The National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX, is a required examination that tests the entry-level nursing competence of candidates. According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, who administers the exam, more than 285,000 individuals took the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN examinations between October 2008 and September 2009.
7/15/2010 by Press Room, Modality
Mobile learning iPhone® developer facilitates board prep for medical students with sixteen USMLE apps
Durham, N.C., - July 14, 2010 - Modality, Inc., the premier mobile learning architects for iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad™, today reported that medical students are embracing USMLE prep on iPhone and iPod touch with its popular line of medical education and test prep apps. The United States Medical Licensing Examination, or USMLE, is a required three-step examination that tests students' preparedness for medical practice.
Modality's USMLE prep apps offer blocks of 50 to more than 1,000 board-style questions for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3, from leading brands like First Aid, Lange, PreTest, and USMLE Consult. Questions are categorized according to content area, allowing users to build customized quizzes based on their study preferences at any given time. Detailed statistics indicate the user's strong and weak spots to deliver a more streamlined approach to studying. Question browser mode provides unscored review of all content sections, and each app includes the ability to bookmark and save specific questions for further study.
7/12/2010 by Amit Patel, MD, iMedicalApps
Cardiac ultrasound represents an often-called-upon imaging modality for diagnosis and surveillance in a wide range of both inpatients and outpatients, including those with myocardial infarctions, congestive heart failure symptoms, cardiomyopathies, congenital valvular abnormalities, suspected endocarditis, and so many more symptom presentations and illnesses.
Not only should cardiologists be facile with the interpretation of echocardiograms, but many physicians and physicians-in-training can benefit from a familiarity with formal as well as beside ultrasound imaging of the heart.
Here we review the Echocardiography Atlas App, edited by a Harvard Medical School professor and designed by Modality.
6/30/2010 by Brian Nadel, Tech Tools
It’s clear that the iPad has the power to transform education from stationary learning to a process that can be performed anywhere. With a starting price of $500, it’s on a par with netbooks and a lot easier to swallow for a class than notebooks that cost 50 percent more. The iPad is also thinner, lighter and has a touch screen that kids can’t keep their fingers off of.
The key to any computing platform is the software that runs on it and the iPad has 150,000 programs available with many more on the way. On top of newspaper and magazine content, there are thousands of iPad programs designed for education. Some are free, $10 goes a long way with these programs and $50 is about as much as you can spend on a single education app.
Here’re more than dozen of my favorites of iPad apps for students and teachers. Send me yours.
6/24/2010 by Press Room, Modality
Mobile learning developer helps students stay sharp with line of K-12 core curriculum applications for iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad™
Durham, N.C. -- June 24, 2010 -- Modality, Inc., the premier mobile learning architects for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, today encouraged parents to take advantage of the summer learning opportunities available to students through its line of K-12 educational applications. These apps fuse trusted content with the fun of Apple’s mobile devices, creating an enjoyable learning experience that will keep students engaged during the summer months. This line of apps encompasses popular series such as AlgebraPrep, Brain Quest Blast Off®, CliffsNotes to Go®, and SAT Vocab Challenge.
6/24/2010 by Susan Glinert , Computer Shopper
We still remember with fondness the excitement of a new school year. Back then, of course, that excitement centered around blank paper notebooks and fresh pens. Nowadays, the exhilaration is more about consumer electronics: new laptops, new digicams, and perhaps a new iPod Touch or iPhone. If you have been entreating your parents to splurge on an iPod for you, just show them this article and explain how exceptionally useful these programs (and others like them) would be for schoolwork.
Geared toward both high-school and college students, these 10 apps are genuinely valuable for learning, reviewing, and testing your knowledge of core material for the covered subjects. And with these on your iPhone or iPod Touch, you can tell your parents that you’ll be able to study anywhere, anytime, with just a click or two of a button!
Although we really liked new pens and clean notebooks, we have to admit that an iPod is much more compelling than an unused ballpoint. You guys are so lucky.
6/13/2010 by Press Room, Modality
Common cardiac imaging techniques, images and videos are transformed into an interactive learning and reference application.
June 13, 2010 -- Durham, NC -- Modality, Inc. today announced its Echocardiography Atlas is available at a promotional price of $19.99 during the American Society of Echocardiography 21st Annual Scientific Sessions, June 13-15 in San Diego, CA.
This app, regularly $29.99, is comprised of 250 annotated images and 189 videos, encompassing a wide range of cardiac pathology. Echocardiography Atlas is edited by Scott D. Solomon, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The application is designed as a native application for iPhone and iPod touch, and is compatible with iPad.
4/21/2010 by Press Room, Modality
Interactive anatomy and medical imaging app for professional reference, training and patient education
Durham, N.C. April 21, 2010 -- Modality, Inc. today announced its modalityBODY App for iPad is now available on the App Store. This free app offers a groundbreaking anatomy and medical image reference and training solution for health sciences professionals. Sylvius MR: Atlas of the Human Brain and a sampler of the Atlas of Anatomy, published by Thieme Publishers, are available now to modalityBODY users for free. A variety of paid and free premium content sets will be made available for In App Purchase or download from within the app in the coming weeks.
4/15/2010 by Press Room, Modality
Modality and The Princeton Review Bring GRE Vocab Challenge to iPhone® and iPod touch®
New York, NY-April 15, 2010--The Princeton Review and Modality, Inc. today announced the GRE Vocab Challenge App for iPhone and iPod touch is available on the App Store. The app is a graduate school admissions exam resource that measures a user's mastery of 250 words, as identified by The Princeton Review.
“The GRE is highly vocabulary dependent. The more words you know, the higher your GRE score, which can help students get into top graduate programs and facilitate their long-term career goals,” said Robert Franek, VP/Publisher of The Princeton Review. “We are excited to build on the success of the SAT® Vocab Challenge apps we made with Modality, now offering prospective graduate school applicants the fast-paced fun and convenience of test prep on iPhone and iPod touch.”
4/14/2010 by Press Room, Modality
Hoboken, NJ and Durham, NC.,- April 14, 2010 – Modality, Inc. and Frommer’s®, a branded imprint of Wiley Publishing, Inc, today announced that six more Frommer’s Complete travel guide applications for iPhone and iPod touch are available on the App Store. The entire series of Frommer’s apps includes all the detailed information found in the Frommer’s printed travel guides and leads users on a curated tour of major cities around the world, with hundreds of restaurant, hotel and attraction recommendations from leading travel experts, with or without a network connection. Frommer’s Complete apps are now available for the following cities:
4/14/2010 by VReitano, Student Stuff
You need to study and you have an iPhone? You’re in luck! Turns out, many standardized tests have study guides for the iPhone. One of the guides I used in order to prepare for this post is the Princeton Review’s GRE iPhone application, created by Modality. This is just one of the many available applications to help you prepare–and ACE– your standardized tests this year.
3/17/2010 by Press Room, Modality
Common cardiac imaging techniques, images and videos are transformed into an interactive learning and reference application for iPhone® and iPod touch®.
Durham, NC -- March 17, 2010 -- Modality, Inc. today announced its Echocardiography Atlas is now available on the App Store. This app is comprised of 250 annotated images and 189 videos, encompassing a wide range of cardiac pathology. Echocardiography Atlas is edited by Scott D. Solomon, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Echocardiography Atlas presents users with twelve chapters of normal and abnormal echocardiograms.
3/9/2010 by Press Room, Modality
Modality and Wiley Publishing, Inc., Build on Success of Mobile Literature Notes to Bring More Interactive Study Guides to iPhone® and iPod touch®
Durham, NC.-- March 9, 2010 -- Modality, Inc., and Wiley Publishing, Inc., today announced that 31 more CliffsNotes® literature study guide applications are available in the Apple App Store. Selected in September 2009 as part of Apple’s App Store “High School Survival Guide,” the CliffsNotes-To-Go series delivers interactive review tools and self-assessment quizzes for success-minded students.
Students can begin to explore the CliffsNotes-To-Go series by downloading CliffsNotes Romeo and Juliet for iPhone® and iPod touch® - available for free download from now until March 15.
3/9/2010 by Dr Jessica Otte, iMedicalApps.com
In early January, Elsevier and Modality released a new addition to their suite of popular iPhone medical apps. It is a true multimedia offering, combining text and video to explain the pre-procedure considerations, the technique and positioning to perform the procedure, and the complications and other advertisements for follow-up care. Overall, 27 different procedures are covered; these range from the basic (catheterization and wart treatment) to the more involved (lumbar puncture).
Being a resident physician, I am competent with some of these techniques to the extent that I can perform them by feel. Some, like circumcision, I’ve never seen, let alone performed. Fortunately, Procedures Consult provides a foundation for each. As I’ve mentioned in other reviews of procedure-teaching apps, there is no substitute for hands on experience under the guidance of an expert. However, applications like these may allow you to skip the ’see one’ stage of the common ’see one,’ ‘do one,’ ‘teach one’ approach to developing a skill.
2/16/2010 by Careers, Modality
We are seeking a talented developer for this full-time, on-site position, to build and execute complex data transformation workflows for multiple product lines, under the direction of Modality's Lead Software Developer. This developer will also work as a member of our QA team from time to time, under the direction of Modality's Quality Assurance Leader. This position represents a critical role for meeting aggressive product timelines, as well as spearheading the technical implementation of new features and functionality. This position has high potential for rapid growth.
2/16/2010 by Careers, Modality
We are seeking a talented developer to contribute to application shell development for multiple product lines. This full-time, on-site position represents a critical role for meeting aggressive product release timelines and has high potential for rapid growth. This individual will work as part of larger team and report into the Lead Software Developer.
The right candidate is extremely driven, thrives in a fast-paced environment, is a creative problem solver, and can demonstrate strong commitment to tasks, projects, and company goals. In exchange for this commitment, Modality offers the opportunity to work with a close-knit, passionate team on highly visible, high profile projects.
2/4/2010 by Dr. Jessica Otte, Dr. Ottematic
You can almost smell the formaldehyde! Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Modality Inc. have put together, exclusively for iPhone, a collection of cadaver dissection anatomy flash cards. Included in the app are 211 full-colour photos, based on the printed atlas by Joel Vilensky, Rohen’s Color Atlas of Anatomy: A Photographic Study of the Human Body, Sixth Edition.
1/28/2010 by Alex Drossos, iMedicalApps
The iPad has created a great deal of buzz in the tech community. The medical and healthcare community at large are set to benefit from some of its key features, mentioned in our prior posting. One of these key features, the beautiful 1024 by 768 pixel, 9.7 inch screen, is set to change the overall user experience for medical apps that have a focus on imaging, such as anatomy applications. Although this medical app review was done using an iPod Touch, we can only imagine how much more aesthetically pleasing the iPad’s experience will be. As will be discussed later in the post, these applications are a perfect example of how the upcoming iPad could be used in the clinic setting to improve patient education.
1/17/2010 by Felasfa Wodajo, MD, iMedicalApps
Campbell’s Operative Orthopedics is a cornerstone of any orthopedic surgeon’s library. It’s one of the few volumes that every resident knows he or she will have to own – no point complaining about the price. If a junior resident shows up to do a case and has not at least read the requisite chapter in Campbell’s, then they should be prepared to go no further than a few hours of holding retractors for the attending and making idle chit-chat.
So, the arrival of an iPhone version of this four volume to me is certainly an important milestone. How did they do? This full review will explain.
1/15/2010 by Frank Vinluan, Triangle Business Journal
RALEIGH – The Triangle, long regarded as a technology hub, is adding another spoke as a center for mobile applications developers.
Raleigh’s iPhone App Developers group is the third largest such group in the country, according to social networking site meetup.com. The 171 members in the Raleigh group are fewer only than the 519 in Silicon Valley and the 413 in Atlanta.
The community of mobile app, or application, developers follows the burgeoning growth of Apple iPhone users and the sale and distribution of apps through Apple’s online store, which launched in the summer of 2008.
ABI Research projects that by 2015, more than 240 million business customers will be accessing services and applications through mobile devices in what is estimated to become a $5.2 billion market.
1/12/2010 by Press Room, Modality
New Titles in Procedures Consult Series from Modality and Elsevier bring more popular medical procedures training solutions to iPhone and iPod touch
Durham, N.C.- January 12, 2010 - Modality, Inc. and Elsevier, Inc. today announced two Procedures Consult Family Medicine apps are available on the App Store. These apps for iPhone and iPod touch help physicians, medical residents and students prepare for, perform and test their knowledge of the most common medical procedures encountered in a clinical setting. The Family Medicine titles bring the total Procedures Consult app series to four.
1/12/2010 by Reporter, Digital Shepherds
While at CES, we took a second to chat with the folks at the Princeton Review booth. If you don’t know who that is, you probably don’t have a kid in high school yet, but they’re the people responsible for helping many a college hopeful brave the grueling SATs and GREs.
1/11/2010 by Daynah, iProng Magazine
Learning math has never been easier! Pearson and Modality have teamed up to create the AlgebraPrep iPhone/iPod Touch app series that provide algebra help anytime with practice tests along with video solutions. Now you can have your own 24/7 Algebra Tutor, anytime, anywhere!
Elayn Martin-Gay, award-winning instructor, firmly believes that every student can succeed in mathematics, and this is reinforced in her new AlgebraPrep Apps.
1/5/2010 by Press Room, Modality
Techniques, images and procedure videos from the most widely used resource in orthopedic surgery are transformed into an interactive application for iPhone and iPod touch
Durham, NC - January 5, 2010 -- Modality, Inc. today announced that Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics: Core Techniques is now available on the App Store. This app works with iPhone and iPod touch and encompasses 242 of the most important and frequently referenced techniques in Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics, Eleventh Edition, authored by Drs. S. Terry Canale and James H. Beaty, published by Elsevier.
12/22/2009 by Press Room, Modality
Mobile learning iPhone application developer recognized as one of the top 100 companies that matter most in the digital content industry.
Durham, N.C., - December 23, 2009 - Modality, Inc., the premier mobile learning architects for iPhone and iPod touch, today announced that it has been named part of the EContent 100, a list of companies that matter most in the digital content industry, as identified by EContent Magazine.
This is the second consecutive year that Modality has received this acknowledgment for their work partnering with leading publishers and content owners to transform medical, educational, travel and legal content into innovative applications for iPhone and iPod touch. The judging panel was comprised of prominent editors and writers from Information Today and EContent magazine, along with other experts in the digital content industry.
12/13/2009 by Lee Miller, The Star Ledger
The holiday shopping season has arrived and it is time to start thinking about gifts for the people who are important in our lives. What could be better than something that helps them in their careers? With that in mind, I asked for suggestions as to what the "must have" career gifts are this season. Here are some of the best ideas I received:
12/5/2009 by Dr. Jessica Otte, Dr. Ottematic
In my Residency program, we have a 3 week rotation specifically in Musculoskeletal (MSK) things; most of this time is spent at the office of a local Orthopaedic Surgeon (“orthopod”) who does not do major surgeries but rather many physical examinations and small procedures like joint injections and aspirations. We also spend time at the cast clinic with the orthopods and plastic surgeons, practice reading plain films in radiology, and spend time with a sports medicine doc in town. This means lots of procedures!
Don’t let the “Internal Medicine” part of the title throw you – there aren’t a lot of General Internists who would be doing these procedures on a regular basis. More likely, Rheumatologists (a sub-specialty of Internal Medicine concerned with disease of the joints and connective tissues), ER docs, small town GPs, sports medicine specialists, and orthopedic surgeons will be the ones sticking needles into joints; and ER doctors will be the ones reducing dislocations and splinting things. However, on occasion, other types of physicians may need to aspirate a possibly septic joint on the ward, throw on a splint on something, or reduce a painful dislocation before referring a patient to another caregiver.
11/30/2009 by Erik L. Ridley, Aunt Minnie
CHICAGO - Image viewing applications might seem like a natural choice for radiologists seeking to outfit their iPhones for professional use. But other types of medical apps -- and those still to come -- also offer much potential value, according to research presented Monday at the 2009 RSNA meeting in Chicago.
"There are actually a variety of other different [app] categories that can make our lives easier," said presenter Dr. Trushar Patel of Weill-Cornell Medical College in New York City. "And hopefully in the future we will see that happen."
11/27/2009 by Press Room, Modality
Three new interactive anatomy education apps from Modality and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins expand health sciences learning opportunities for iPhone and iPod touch
Durham, NC, November 27, 2009 -- Modality, Inc. and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), a division of Wolters Kluwer Health, today announced the availability of three new anatomy education apps on the App Store. Clemente’s Anatomy, Rohen’s Photographic Anatomy, and Moore’s Clinical Anatomy Apps for iPhone and iPod touch are based on the highly regarded print flash card products and offers students additional content customization and learning assessment features not available in any other medium.
11/25/2009 by Gabriel, The Pinnacle POV
As technology continues to become a bigger part of the classroom, it is hard to determine which pieces will benefit students and teachers the most. And with the advances of mobile devices such as the iPhone, learning doesn’t have to stop once a student leaves school. Apple’s iPhone has over 75,000 apps for everything from games to business. But for those of you looking for some help in and outside of the classroom, these five apps will make you way cool for school.
11/20/2009 by David James, Smokin Apps
Anyone who is planning a journey to San Francisco will have a huge array of activities, attractions, and sights to see and enjoy. Most visitors rely on some sort of travel guide to point them in the right directions. The Frommer’s San Francisco app is a portable and full-featured option that can help you really discover the city from any location.
The Frommer’s San Francisco app includes all of the details from the latest print edition of the city guide, but it also provides comprehensive maps, navigation options that indicate nearby attractions or other significant destinations. There is an easy to use index for finding restaurants, hotels, sights, nightlife, and shopping venues which also include ratings too.
11/12/2009 by Reporter, My College Guide
Applying to college? There’s an app for that. Tons of them, in fact.
If you’ve got an iPhone, you probably already use it for everything from locating your car in the parking lot to filming funny videos of your friends. But you may not be aware that your phone can also be the perfect tool to help you get into your top-choice school. From tools that help you study for your SATs to essay writing aids, here are some of the best iPhone apps for the college-bound student. (And hey, if you don’t have an iPhone yet, telling your parents about all these apps could be just the trick to get them to cave.)
11/5/2009 by News Room, Physician's News Digest
Modality, Inc. and Elsevier, Inc. developed two Procedures Consult Internal Medicine applications that are now available on the App Store. These iPhone and iPod touch apps help physicians, medical residents and students prepare for, perform and test their knowledge of the most common medical procedures encountered in a clinical setting.
Both apps feature a dynamic blend of high-quality expert video, illustrations, animations and text to provide easy access to procedures information, without need for a network connection. Procedures Consult Internal Medicine – General highlights 25 procedures, from abdominal paracentesis to transvenous pacing. Procedures Consult Internal Medicine – Musculoskeletal offers overviews of 22 procedures for splinting, arthrocentesis and dislocation reduction.
11/3/2009 by Iltifat Husain, iMedicalApps.com
If you type "USMLE Step 2" into the App Store, you don't get many results. One of the applications that shows up is the recently released Lange Q&A: USMLE Step 2 CK app, produced by Modality, and costing $33.99. We've reviewed other USMLE study apps for the iPhone in the past, such as the USMLE disease deck, and not been huge fans.
This time I was hoping for better results. I'm just a few weeks removed from taking step 2 CK (hooray!), and figured it would be the perfect time to review this app. I'll admit, I've been a fan of Lange products since using their Pharmacology flashcards for Step 1 studying. I found the flashcards to be well written, concise, and high yield. I was hoping this question bank on the iPhone would give me similar results.
11/3/2009 by Michelle Delio, Mac Life
In the not-too-distant future, a doctor’s most valuable tool for saving lives and treating medical problems could be an Apple smartphone.
Someday an iPhone may save your life.
It could prevent you from taking (or receiving) the wrong medication, it may monitor your vital signs and automatically call 911 if a problem develops, and it may warn you if substances that can make you sick or kill you are present. Applications that will make possible these and other uses for the iPhone are currently under development at universities and private companies. Meanwhile, the iPhone is becoming the handheld device of choice for doctors who want fast access to diagnostic images and medical reference materials.
10/21/2009 by Dr. Wodajo, iMedicalApps.com
If one wanted to get an idea of the potential of the iPhone as a tool for bedside medical and surgical education, this application by Modality and Elsevier would be a good starting place to get inspired. While it seems obvious that a portable device with a great user interface, a sophisticated operating system and great multimedia features should be a shoe-in for portable medical education, what is equally true is that the critical ingredient remains great instructional content.
"Procedures Consult: Internal Medicine - Musculoskeletal" brings together a highly detailed review of orthopedic bedside procedures, such as aspiration of small and large joints, splint application and reduction of joint dislocations, with a well crafted user interface to create an application that will genuinely be useful for emergency room physicians and junior orthopedic residents.
10/15/2009 by Press Room, Modality
More than a dozen apps from Modality and McGraw-Hill Professional deliver personalized medical board prep to iPhone and iPod touch
Durham, NC -- October 15, 2009 -- Modality, Inc. and McGraw-Hill Professional today announced that Lange Q&A USMLE Step 1 is now available on the App Store. This app brings the total number of United States Medical Licensing Examination question bank apps created by Modality in partnership with McGraw-Hill to twelve, spanning the publisher’s bestselling First Aid, Lange and PreTest series.
“Board review is incredibly taxing for both medical students and their instructors,” said Scott Grillo, vice president and medical publisher of McGraw-Hill Professional. “The volume of material to master is daunting, and providing students with rapid access via iPhone and iPod touch to the thorough, vetted content in our books will no doubt facilitate their success on the exams.”
10/8/2009 by Iltifat Husain, iMedicalApps.com
Everyone in the medical field has heard the phrase, "See one, Do one, Teach one". When you're a budding medical student and intern, you're taught to watch a procedure being done at least once, then to perform the procedure under supervision, and then after performing the procedure successfully, teach one.
The Procedures Consult:Internal Medicine App aims to help improve the success of this learning process. This $40 app packs 25 Internal Medicine procedures explained in detail through text, pictures, and videos. The app itself takes up a staggering 462 megabytes of space on your iPhone or iPod Touch. For that much space allocation one would think the app better be good. After using this app over the past week and seeing the responses from other medical students, interns, and residents, I can assure you, it's better than good. This is a extensive review of an app that is well deserving of the attention.
9/24/2009 by Press Room, Modality
New Series from Modality and Elsevier brings popular medical procedures training solution to iPhone and iPod touch
Durham, N.C.—September 24, 2009—Modality, Inc. and Elsevier, Inc. today announced two Procedures Consult Internal Medicine applications are available on the App Store. These iPhone and iPod touch apps help physicians, medical residents and students prepare for, perform and test their knowledge of the most common medical procedures encountered in a clinical setting.
Both apps feature a dynamic blend of high-quality expert video, illustrations, animations and text to provide easy access to procedures information, without need for a network connection. Procedures Consult Internal Medicine – General highlights 25 procedures, from abdominal paracentesis to transvenous pacing. Procedures Consult Internal Medicine – Musculoskeletal offers overviews of 22 procedures for splinting, arthrocentesis and dislocation reduction.
9/14/2009 by Dr. Wodajo, iMedicalApps.com
In the personal library of many physicians, there is at least one hard bound collection of beautifully hand drawn color illustrations by Frank Netter MD (1906-1991). These drawings were the work of an immensely gifted graphic artist who, by stripping away every unimportant detail, made human anatomy even more vivid and more beautiful. Frank Netter was also a physician with deep appreciation for the varieties and causes of human diseases. Sometimes, the first image that comes to mind when thinking of a disease is the drawing in a Netter book.
Now, many of those drawings have been assembled and annotated for a series of four medical iPhone applications by Modality. As an orthopedic surgeon, I immediately purchased the musculoskeletal edition ($29.99). The other applications offered by Modality are geared toward general anatomy, head & neck anatomy, and neuroanatomy.
8/25/2009 by Nancy Griesemer, The Examiner
What’s the quickest way to get mom and dad to spring for a new iPod Touch or invest in a spiffy new iPhone or BlackBerry? Tell them it’s for SAT prep. Yes, thanks to a growing squad of entrepreneurial geeks who got where they are today by "dialing toll free" or otherwise acing college entrance exams, exciting new technology is being introduced which is bound to revolutionize test prep through the use of clever iPhone/iPod applications or “apps” downloaded via Apple’s iTunes Store. And the price is right. After the initial equipment investment—less than the cost of an SAT prep class—apps go for between $0.99 and $4.99, the latter capitalizing on name brands in the test prep industry such as The Princeton Review.
8/18/2009 by Scott Aronowitz, The Journal
Pearson has announced the availability of the new AlgebraPrep: Factoring application at the Apple App Store. Designed for use on the iPhone and iPod Touch, the application offers supplemental help to algebra students in the form of video tutorials and practice tests.
As part of the AlgebraPrep series of apps, a joint venture of Pearson Education and Modality, the Factoring application features extensive algebra problems designed to challenge and enhance students' mastery of the subtopic, with all functions and features accessible via touchscreen technology. Problems are presented in the form of "practice tests," with each question comes immediate feedback, when requested by the user, that includes quick tips and detailed video instruction by noted mathematics professor and textbook author K. Elayn Martin-Gay.
7/22/2009 by Press Room, Modality
New Series from Modality and Pearson Brings Algebra Learning to iPhone™ and iPod touch®
Boston, M.A.—July 22, 2009—Pearson Education and Modality, Inc. today announced the AlgebraPrep: Factoring application is available on the App Store. This iPhone™ and iPod touch® app, comprised of practice tests and video tutorials by the award-winning instructor and bestselling author Elayn Martin-Gay, is designed to provide supplemental help for students in or out of class.
“Every student can succeed in mathematics with the right learning tools,” says Martin-Gay. “I am confident that these AlgebraPrep applications for iPhone and iPod touch will help students in new ways.”
7/8/2009 by CLykowski, Education Apps Review
I can remember when my kids were younger one of the best car games we would take on a road trip was Brain Quest. It was a fan deck of cards that came in various grade levels and subject areas. The questions were on one side and the answers were on the flip side.
Enter the 21st century version of Brain Quest ala iTunes, made for Apple’s iPod Touch and iPhone. (Grade levels available at the time of review: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7)
Players begin by entering their name on the Player’s screen and then choose from 6 curriculum-based categories; English, Math, History & Civics, Science, Geography and Grab Bag, with each category hosting nearly 2,000 questions written by grade-level specialists.
6/2/2009 by Jennifer Beam, App Craver
SAT® Vocab Challenge – I am now and will remain a proponent of “edutainment” until I am no longer capable of independent thought. Regardless of the stance some educators and parents might take, there is absolutely nothing wrong with making learning fun and if a student can learn something from playing a game, then why not take advantage of it?
It’s been a long time since I’ve had to really and truly study for a big test, but one thing’s for sure, the only study help I ever got was in the form of a friend drilling me over a book and a bowl of doritos. In the ever-growing app category of education, Modality has coupled with the Princeton Review to create SAT® Vocab Challenge.
5/21/2009 by Press Room, Modality
Modality and Wiley Publishing, Inc. Bring Interactive Literature Study Guides to iPhone™ and iPod touch®
Indianapolis, I.N.,—May 21, 2009—Modality, Inc. and Wiley Publishing, Inc. today announced that CliffsNotes® literature study guide applications are available on the Apple App Store. Five individual apps, the first in a series of more than forty, provide comprehensive character, theme and plot summaries and analysis; interactive quiz features; and audio CramCasts covering the following works of literature:
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
5/20/2009 by Press Room, Modality
Modality and Veterinary Board Games Deliver Veterinary Licensing Q&A Review to iPhone and iPod touch
Raleigh, N.C.,—May 20, 2009—Modality, Inc. and Veterinary Board Games, Inc. today announced the Veterinary Board Review Flash Cards application is available on the Apple App Store. This iPhone and iPod touch app is comprised of hundreds of questions created by veterinarians and veterinary educators to deliver effective, on-the-go review for professional exams such as the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE), Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates candidates, and regional veterinary board exams.
5/14/2009 by Hardik Shukla, The Daily Aztec
Besides Facebook, the iPhone can also be used for homework or safety
A revolutionary phone, a widescreen iPod and a breakthrough Internet device — this is how Apple defines the new iPhone 3G. The 3G technology gives the iPhone quick access to the Internet and e-mail throughout cellular networks around the world. Now you can surf the Web, download e-mail, get directions and watch videos — even while you’re on a call. There are already 35,000 applications available for download on the iPhone, and this device sets a new benchmark for the cell phone world.
4/20/2009 by Press Room, Modality
Modality and The Princeton Review Bring SAT® Vocab Challenge to iPhone™ and iPod touch®
New York, NY.,--April 20, 2009--The Princeton Review and Modality, Inc. today announced The Princeton Review’s SAT® Vocab Challenge application is available on the Apple App Store. This iPhone™ and iPod touch® app is a college admissions exam resource that measures a user’s mastery of 250 words, including The Princeton Review’s Hit Parade, a list of 100 words that most frequently appear on the SAT.
“Vocabulary building is one of the easiest, most effective ways to improve an SAT score, but it requires time and discipline on the part of the student,” according to Robert Franek, VP/Publisher of The Princeton Review. “The revolutionary iPhone and iPod touch have enabled us to strip away the typical barriers to study so students can carry hundreds of need-to-know words with them everywhere they go, and challenge themselves with fast-paced drills for a meaningful study session, whether they have five free minutes or an entire weekend.”
1/30/2009 by Press Room, Modality
Pocket Medical Series Offers Audio, Images, and Text on iPhone and iPod touch to Facilitate Communication with Non-English Speaking Patients in Clinical Settings
Durham, N.C.,--January 30, 2009--Modality, Inc. today announced Pocket Medical Spanish with Audio and Pocket Medical French with Audio applications for iPhone and iPod touch are now available on the Apple App Store. The apps are based on the successful printed Pocket Medical series, authored by Russell K. Dollinger, Ph.D. and published by Booksmythe.
“Clear communication is fundamental to providing appropriate care and the revolutionary iPhone gives us a unique opportunity to enhance patient treatment,” said Modality CEO and founder S. Mark Williams, Ph.D. “Our Pocket Medical with Audio series allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists, EMTs and other practitioners to quickly assess the patient’s condition and make the right decisions, without need for an interpreter or fluency in Spanish or French.”
1/24/2009 by Press Room, Modality
Customized Quiz Creation and Assessment Tools Offer Unique Study Experience for Nursing Students
Durham, N.C.,--January 24, 2009--Modality, Inc. today announced that a Saunders Q & A application for the NCLEX-RN Exam is now available from the Apple App Store. The new iPhone and iPod touch application, developed through a partnership with medical publisher Elsevier and based on the bestselling Saunders flash card set authored by Linda A. Silvestri, aids students in preparing for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.
“The NCLEX-RN exam requires detailed knowledge in a variety of areas,” said Modality CEO and founder S. Mark Williams, Ph.D. “The revolutionary iPhone and iPod touch have given us the ability to create data sorting and assessment tools in this app that enrich the user experience greatly and deliver a more personalized study experience that will make a big difference on test day.”
1/14/2009 by Press Room, Modality
DURHAM, NC (January 14, 2009) – Modality, Inc., a premier mobile learning architect for iPhone and iPod touch, today announced that its Brain Quest Blast Off game is now available on the Apple App Store. The new app, developed in partnership with the Workman Publishing Company is based on America’s #1 educational bestseller - Brain Quest.
“The Brain Quest activities that parents and teachers know and trust really come alive for the kids on the iPod touch and iPhone,” commented S. Mark Williams, Ph.D., Modality’s CEO and founder. “Animation sequences and Multi-Touch user interactivity keep youngsters excited and engaged. They tap, flick and fly through thousands of grade-specific questions as they strive to earn Genius status at the end of the game.”
1/4/2009 by Press Room, Modality
Digital, customizable flash card series now available exclusively at the Apple App Store
DURHAM, NC (January 4, 2009) – Aspen Publishers, part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business and the leader in legal education study supplements, has partnered with Modality, the premier developer of learning and reference content for the Apple iPhone® and iPod touch®, to transform the popular Law in a Flash study series into digital study resources for course and bar review.
“The typical law school workload leaves many students feeling they don’t have time to study the material they have just read before moving onto the next topic,” according to Steve Errick, Managing Director for Aspen Publishers Legal Education. “The new Law in a Flash mobile applications make it even easier for our customers to carry these trusted reference tools with them on-the-go, equipping them for anywhere, anytime review.”
12/15/2008 by Press Room, Modality
DURHAM, NC–December 15, 2008–Modality, Inc., today announced its Sylvius MR: Atlas of the Human Brain application for iPhone and iPod touch is now available on the Apple App Store. This mobile learning application utilizes content from Sylvius4, the benchmark desktop application created by Pyramis Studios, Inc. to allow users to section through the brain with the flick of a finger, providing detailed identification pins and information on essential neuroanatomical structures.
“Modality’s mission is to maximize the time students and professionals spend learning by delivering trusted, need-to-know material to the device they carry with them all the time,” said Modality CEO and founder S. Mark Williams, Ph.D. “We are delighted to deliver apps that take full advantage of the innovative features of iPhone and iPod touch and we look forward to continuing to grow our presence in the medical category of the App Store.”
10/14/2008 by Press Room, Modality
DURHAM, N.C. (October 14, 2008)– Elsevier, the world’s leading publisher of science and health content, has once again partnered with Modality, the leader in transforming premium learning content for iPhones and iPods, to bring innovative new learning technology to busy students in medical and healthcare education. Together they have released Mosby’s iTerms Medical Terminology Flash Cards for iPhone, an application that combines text, audio, and images into an effective solution for learning medical terms.
“Mobile technology is changing the way people learn, communicate and even practice in the field of healthcare,” according to Sebastian Vos, Vice President of e-Education for Elsevier. “Our mission as a publisher is to anticipate the needs of our customers and deliver superior learning resources to them. Our partnership with Modality provides Elsevier with a clear path to students and professionals seeking proven healthcare reference content for their mobile devices.”
9/30/2008 by Ivor Kovic, M.D., Blog by Ivor Kovic
Modality has just released their two new educational apps for the iPhone. They started with fantastic Netter’s anatomy flash cards and now they moved on to one of the most respected step-by-step guides to general surgery procedures, Zollinger's Atlas of Surgical operations. Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations consists of several parts devoted to gastrointestinal, miscellaneous abdominal, vascular, gynecologic and additional procedures. So far Modality has released upper and lower gastrointestinal procedures.
9/15/2008 by Press Room, Modality
McGraw-Hill teams with Modality to bring the classic step-by-step guide to surgical procedures to the iPhone
New York, NY / Durham, NC - September 15, 2008 - McGraw-Hill, a leading global provider of information resources for the scientific and medical communities, has partnered with Modality, the leader in transforming premium learning content for iPods and iPhones, to bring Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations to the iPhone and iPod touch. The classic and still foremost general surgery atlas, Zollinger’s offers step-by-step details for abdominal, gastrointestinal, vascular, and hepatopancreaticobiliary operations. This innovative surgical reference application for the iPhone and iPod touch is designed to provide busy medical students, residents, and surgeons with instant mobile access to the knowledge they need.
8/27/2008 by The Associated Press, USA Today
NEW YORK (AP) — Frommer's travel guides are becoming available for download to iPhones and the iPod Touch.
Digital editions of Frommer's 2008 guides to New York, San Francisco, London and Paris are $9.99 from Apple.com via the new Apple App Store and from iTunes.
More Frommer's guides will be out later this year for downloading. Once the books are loaded, users can browse ad-free content without an Internet connection. The format also offers interactive maps, Web and phone links through the touchscreen interface.
8/12/2008 by Gabrielle Kalika, Mobile Marketer
Frommer's Travel Guides, a leading publisher of travel guides, has gone mobile with editions for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch mobile devices.
The new 2008 editions of Frommer's New York, San Francisco, London and Paris guides are available for $9.99 at Apple's App Store and on iTunes for purchase or download. Media player content provider Modality helped with this launch that targets the most mobile Web-savvy demographic among mobile consumers.
"Travelers have a lot of options for finding basic information about restaurants, hotels and attractions on their mobile devices, but the majority of those listings are either user-generated reviews or machine-generated directories," said Nate O'Keefe, director of publishing at Modality, Durham, NC.
8/10/2008 by Press Room, Modality
The popular travel guidebooks for New York, San Francisco, London and Paris are the newest additions to the Modality line of mobile learning and reference titles
DURHAM, N.C. August 10, 2008–Modality, the leader in transforming premium, branded learning and lifestyle content for personal handheld media players, has begun releasing Frommer’s® Portable Travel Guides for iPhone® and iPod® Touch. Frommer’s® is the market leader in travel guides, and a branded imprint of Wiley Publishing, Inc, helping novice and world-class travelers navigate their journeys with ease.
8/5/2008 by Gwendolyn Bounds, CNBC
A look at how one small business is separating itself from the competitors for your iPhone, with Gwendolyn Bounds Wall Street Journal small business editor.
8/5/2008 by Raymund Flandez, Wall Street Journal
Modality Inc.'s big break came calling via mobile phone.
Right after Apple Inc. announced in March that it would allow software developers to build applications for its new iPhone 3G, Modality, of Durham, N.C., got busy.
And on July 11, when Apple launched the phone and the Apple App Store to hawk those applications, Modality's product -- digital medical terminology flashcards -- was among the available downloads.
One taker was Jeff Midgley, a physician assistant at the Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn. He says he wanted something in his pocket that he could show to patients when they ask him about a simple sprain or fracture. Rather than showing them an X-ray, he can just call up the cards on his iPhone and zoom in on the bone in the correct anatomical position.
7/24/2008 by Julie Deardorff, Chicago Tribune
iPhone health applications have just about everything but the cold stethoscope.
Cell phones can't actually get hot enough to pop popcorn, regardless of what you may have seen on YouTube. But some do have other unexpected abilities that just might help improve your quality of life.
Dozens of new health and fitness Web applications are now available for use with the Apple iPhone, which combines a mobile phone, a widescreen iPod and an Internet browser into one gadget.
The apps, which likely will eventually be available on other phones that will run on a Google-based operating system, enable third-party software developers to create a new breed of health services
These programs can literally put all your health records—including digital images such as ultrasounds and echocardiograms—into the palm of your hand. Or they can administer eye exams or keep track of your calories and exercise.
7/10/2008 by Press Room, Modality
Elsevier partners with Modality to bring healthcare students and professionals trusted learning and reference tools for the iPhone and iPod touch
Durham, N.C. (July 10, 2008) – Elsevier, the world’s leading publisher of science and health information, has partnered with Modality, the leader in transforming premium learning content for iPods, to create a line of iPhone and iPod touch applications designed to provide mobile learning and reference solutions for busy students in medical and healthcare education.
“Health sciences students are required to commit to memory a tremendous amount of information in a very short amount of time,” says Randy Charles, Executive Vice President Clinical Solutions at Elsevier, publishers of the Netter’s Anatomy Flash Cards. “Our mission as a medical information provider is to deliver that information in the most useful ways possible. When Modality presented us with the opportunity to expand our product lines to include digital, mobile versions of our best sellers, we jumped at the chance.”
7/10/2008 by Press Room, Modality
Modality Partners with Leading Publishers to Bring Trusted Learning and Consumer Reference Tools to iPhone and iPod Touch Users
Durham, N.C.- July 10, 2008—Modality, Inc., the leader in providing innovative learning and consumer reference content for iPods, announced that its new line of applications for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch will be available on Apple's App Store today. These products are designed to provide a new and unique mobile learning and reference experience for people on the go.
“Modality takes full advantage of the iPhone’s revolutionary feature set to create multimedia applications that are easy to use and provide effective, interactive learning experiences. And because our applications aren’t dependent upon wireless access, we offer true anytime, anywhere access,” said S. Mark Williams, Ph.D., CEO of Modality. “We bring consumers the content they know and trust on the devices they really want to carry.