Amino Acids - a reference app for biochemistry students

By DJ Reyes on 11 Oct 2013 05:27 am EDT

If you recall, over the summer, BlackBerry held Jam Camps around the world for student developers to attend. There, they learnt how to create apps using all the developers tools provided by BlackBerry and more. We're starting to see more and more apps from student developers who attended the events in BlackBerry World. We've already taken a look at one app and we're taking a look at another one today. This one aimed at science students, specifically biochemist students. The app name itself will give away the topic - Amino Acids.

As the name suggests, it is a reference type app of all the amino acids found in our system. However, the app is aimed more for those studying the subject as opposed to those who casually want to know. Amino Acids gives you details on its name, structure, three letter code, molecular structure and more. The app even includes an Active Frame that will cycle through all the amino acids and their structure.

You can browse all the amino acids by mass, polarity or alphabetical order. Just tap into one to get detailed information on it.

Main features:

  • Verified, detailed information on the 20 basic amino acids
  • Dynamic Active Frames to aid studying
  • Sort by polarity, mass, or alphabetically
  • Switch between highlighted and non-highlighted structure to aid in memorization
  • Share information
  • Dark Theme

Amino Acids is available for all BlackBerry 10 devices from BlackBerry World and will fetch you $0.99/£0.75. While it may not be an app for everyone, it does look like a pretty useful app for those it is aimed at.

For more information / Purchase Amino Acids from BlackBerry World

Reader comments

Amino Acids - a reference app for biochemistry students


I think it is both funny and interesting. Not sure whether this should have been presented as a paid app the first time around? Good luck to them!

OH my god. hahahaha

I was so lost when I first read your comment... I thought there was a spelling mistake or some sort of error in the app and that's why people kept saying phenylalanine...!

Haha phenylalinine.

It is pretty basic, but it does what it says it will do and is s smooth cascades application.

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Exactly how is it useful for gym addicts? I see no details on how the amino acids interact with muscle, what the benefits of each one are or even what food items they can be found in.

If it contained for instance: Why it is good to ingest L-Glutamine post-workout or what makes L-Arginine and Beta-Alanine great vasodilators; then your post would make sense...since it doesn't, it is mostly rendered moot.

How long have you been waiting to use those big words and show off your big brain on a Crackberry comment?

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Hehe longer than you could possibly imagine!

I wish that being able to remember schmancy words made someone smart. :-P

Though if you spend a lot of time dealing with supplements, you tend to remember these things. :)

I wasn't trying to be a dick with my comment though I can see how it might seem that way. My bad. :)

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Lol how the times change with technology. I had to memorize these off of a sheet of paper...and this was 4 years ago!