[Chimera-users] FW: Chimera [viewer] for iOS in the future?

Conrad Huang conrad at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Nov 5 11:34:45 PST 2018

Unfortunately, there is no current plan to produce an iOS version of 
Chimera or ChimeraX.  Our development process is designed to generate 
apps for Linux, Windows and Mac using as much common code as possible. 
We have not investigated whether an iOS version may be compiled using 
the same code base, but is seems highly unlikely, given what we've seen 
about iOS development.  With our limited resources, we're focusing on 
ramping up ChimeraX functionality on the currently supported platform, 
rather than adding support for a new one.  Sorry.


On 10/31/2018 3:53 PM, Williams, Joanne wrote:
> *From: *Bryan Crawford <bryanc at unb.ca>
> *Date: *Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 3:53 PM
> *To: *"chimera at cgl.ucsf.edu" <chimera at cgl.ucsf.edu>
> *Subject: *Chimera [viewer] for iOS in the future?
> Hello,
> I use Chimera occasionally in my research, and extensively for teaching 
> (biochemistry, cell biology, developmental biology).  It is now the only 
> remaining piece of software I use that requires me to bring a laptop 
> computer to class.  For everything else (PDFs, animations, Keynote 
> presentations, etc.) I can use my iPad which connects by AirPlay to the 
> projector, and screencast everything using Doceri.  Furthermore, the 
> touch-screen interface of the iPad seems ideally suited for many of the 
> analyses and/or molecular renderings people use Chimera for.
> So I’m wondering if there are any plans to produce either a full or 
> partial version (perhaps with only viewing capabilities) of Chimera that 
> runs on iOS?  If there is, I would be very happy to help with beta 
> testing.  If not, can I ask if you can recommend any software that runs 
> on iOS that I might consider?
> Cheers
> --
> Dr. B.D.Crawford
> Professor
> Matrix Dynamics Lab
> Department of Biology
> University of New Brunswick
> Fredericton, NB, Canada
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