Achraf Kassioui


Science isn’t mobile friendly

Research papers aren’t mobile friendly, and therefore not as accessible as they could be.

All content published in science and research is published in PDF format, sometimes accompanied with code and other material. None of which is usable on mobile.

PDF files are not readable on smartphones. They are more readable on a tablet, but the discoverability and multitasking are poor.

Code examples and simulation resources are unusable on both smartphones and tablets.

Accessing research material requires a PC, and preferably a printer to read papers.

The “mobile revolution” in science and research isn’t happening yet.