Nature Publishing Group released an iPhone app for the popular Nature scientific publication, giving iPhone and iPod touch users the ability to search, browse, read, and bookmark content from Nature and Nature News. The application also gives access to the PubMed database. The app is available free of charge through the App Store and Nature.com, and lets users stay abreast of the latest developments and research in the world of science.
In addition, Nature Publishing Group announced that it will be releasing numerous articles through the open EPUB format for use with Apple's forthcoming iBooks application and other compatible e-readers. Access to full-text content from Nature and Nature News will be available free through April 30, requiring only that users register at Nature.com. Access to other publications, including Scientific American, is planned for the coming months.