Monthly Archives: November 2011

Winners of the Mendeley/PLoS API Binary Battle

PLoS and Mendeley, the popular reference manager and academic social network, teamed up to create a Binary Battle contest to build the best apps that make science more open using PLoS and/or Mendeley’s APIs (Application Programming Interface).  For more information about the contest, see the Binary Battle website.

Grand prize
openSNP
openSNP
Share your personal genome from 23andMe or deCODEme to find the latest relevant research and let scientists discover new genetic associations. “The APIs of Mendeley and PLoS and all submissions in the Binary Battle have shown how creative people can re-use the data APIs in many ways.” Bastian Greshake at openSNP.

Runner up
PaperCritic
PaperCritic
Post-publication peer review in an open environment. Rate papers, write critical reviews or read those from others.

Extra prize
rOpenSci
rOpenSci
R-based tools to facilitate Open Science; including R packages for both Mendeley and PLoS.

Finalists

Collabgraph
Collabgraph

Visualize who is collaborating in your research field with data from your Mendeley library or BibTeX file.
Collabgraph

Droideley
Droideley
Read your Mendeley library on the go with this client for Android mobiles.
Droideley

KLEENK
KLEENK

Make “smart” connections between articles, books and any other research object and learn from connections made by other researchers.
KLEENK

PLoS Impact Explorer
PLoS Impact Explorer
See which research is getting the most buzz online from news outlets, blogs, Twitter and elsewhere, all in one place.
PLoS Impact Explorer

ReaderMeter
ReaderMeter
Research impact is now crowd sourced. Future impact of research is estimated using real-time bookmarking aggregated from Mendeley.
ReaderMeter

ScienceCard
ScienceCard
Discover all of the citations, bookmarks and other points of impact for all of your publications or personal library.
ScienceCard

TiNYARM
TiNYARM
Share and keep track of what you read on your mobile device then watch the leader board to see who is on top.
TiNYARM

Total-Impact
Total-Impact
Get a broad picture of the true impact of what you’re reading with data aggregated from many sources.
Total-Impact