The InterMine Android app: Cross-organism genomic data in your pocket

F1000Res. 2018 Nov 22;7:1837. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.17005.2. eCollection 2018.


InterMine is a data integration and analysis software system that has been used to create both inter-connected and stand-alone biological databases for the analysis of large and complex biological data sets. Together, the InterMine databases provide access to extensive data across multiple organisms. To provide more convenient access to these data from Android mobile devices, we have developed the InterMine app, an application that can be run on any Android mobile phone or tablet. The InterMine app provides a single interface for data access, search and exploration of the InterMine databases. It can be used to retrieve information on genes and gene lists, and their relatives across species. Simple searches can be used to access a range of data about a specific gene, while links to the InterMine databases provide access to more detailed report pages and gene list analysis tools. The InterMine app thus facilitates rapid exploration of genes across multiple organisms and kinds of data.

Keywords: Android app; Gene search; Genomics data; InterMine.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cell Phone
  • Databases, Factual
  • Genomics*
  • Software