New CJO Mobile developments explained
We first developed our mobile site (CJOm) to act as an optimised alternative to Cambridge Journals Online (CJO). Streamlining the design in order to speed up access, and simplifying the functionality to offer a fast, effective service allowed users to easily search for and view articles on a mobile device.
Two years have passed since CJOm was first launched and the scope of mobile technology has propelled forward at a phenomenal rate. In a short two years, mobile usage has doubled.* This is a trend that is only going to increase, with mobile-only users set to reach 788 million in 2015, compared to a mere 14 million in 2010.**
Indeed, within the industry, academics are finding it increasingly useful to view content on a mobile device. Be it on the move, off campus, or purely out of personal preference, they recognise the benefits of mobile over desktop usage. Our latest features are designed to make the experience of viewing content on a mobile, not only fast and effective, but a sophisticated one too. CJOm, more than ever before, gives its users the resources they need at the tip of their fingers.
To showcase the range of features available on CJOm, we have created a comprehensive user guide, covering all latest mobile developments. You can choose to view this as an interactive presentation, allowing you to click forwards and backwards through each chapter at your own pace and convenience:
Alternatively, you can view the user guide as a traditional video, giving you detailed instructions to help you get the most out of CJOm:
Latest developments featured in the user guide include:
Following the popularity of the ‘Send to Kindle’ button on CJO, this feature is now available on CJOm. The button is displayed at article level on all HTML articles. Once clicked, CJO will deliver the article directly to your device. Having synced your Kindle, the article will then appear in its home screen. For further information about viewing Cambridge Journals articles on your Kindle, please see our blog post.
You can now sign in or register to use CJOm via your social media account. Instead of having to create an additional username and password, you can access CJOm via your Facebook, Twitter or Google account. This makes for a fast and uninterrupted user experience which negates the need for multiple logins.
You can now sign up for FirstView alerts, in addition to issue alerts, directly from your mobile device. ‘My CJOm’ allows you to view and edit any existing alerts, as well as adding new ones. Once twinned, any changes made on your mobile will also be saved to your main CJO account, and vice versa. This means that you can save searches and content on your desktop device, to access off campus at a later date on your mobile.
In addition to the ability to search by subject and journal title, as well as by general search terms, you can now use keywords to locate relevant content. CJOm identifies significant keywords from within an article which it lists as searchable terms, linking to related content. For those interested in research relating to a specific field or specialism, keyword searches will allow you to find content of interest in an instant.
Twinning allows you to work simultaneously between both mobile and desktop devices. If you sign up for content alerts, or save searches and articles on your mobile, these will be available on the main CJO site, and vice versa, ensuring total synergy between CJO and CJOm. For more information on mobile twinning, see our blog post.
We will be assessing additional CJOm functionality for development in the near future, as part of the annual cycle of 3 releases of new features per year.
If you have any comments or suggestions regarding CJO Mobile, please get in touch by using the CJO Feedback form on the CJO ‘Contact Us’ page, or Tweet us at @CambridgeJnls or get in touch via our Facebook page.
* Source: BGR
** Source: CISCO