Several of the major screen layouts used by the iOS version of MMDS are shown, with annotations describing the various interactive elements, and a brief summary of the purpose of each.

Opening Screen

iPhone/iPod

iPad

Description

Detail View

Structure Editor

Reaction Editor

Summary

Opening Screen


Below are annotated diagrams of the opening screen, which is shown when MMDS is loaded. The two diagrams are for the iPhone/iPod (portrait) form, and for the iPad (landscape) form. When running on an iPad, MMDS allows the orientation to be rotated.

iPhone/iPod


iPad


Description


main menu
Tap this icon, or press-and-hold, to open a menu containing general purpose features.
datasheet menu
Tap this icon, or press-and-hold, to open a menu containing actions specific to the datasheet.
detail view
Tap this icon to open a detail view of the datasheet, which dedicates a whole screen to display of its content.
add new entry
Tap this icon to add a new entry to the datasheet. For normal datasheets and templates, opens the molecule structure editing screen, with a blank structure. For reaction datasheets, opens the reaction editing screen.
web services
Tap this icon to launch the webservices execution process. If no webservices are configured, the discovery mode will be launched instead.
quick buttons
Four buttons for quickly accessing common functionality are presented: three for creating new datasheets, and one for running webservices. All of these features can be accessed from within other menus.
sheet banner
The sheet banner displays the name and type of datasheet. When using MMDS with the VGA-out adapter, press-and-hold on the banner will cause the secondary display to centre its position on the selected datasheet.
datasheet entry
An individual entry for a datasheet is displayed. It is abbreviated by showing only the molecular structure. Press-and-hold on the entry to open a menu containing actions specific to the entry, tap to select the entry , or double-tap to edit the structure. If there are more entries than will fit on one page, swipe left or right to flip through pages.
reaction entry
Reaction datasheets uses more space to display entries. The user interface properties are the same as for datasheet entries which display a molecular structure, as above.

Detail View


The detail view can be activated from the opening screen, and is used to display more detailed information about a datasheet. It is presented as a vertical stack of rows, which can be scrolled up and down. Each screen row represents a corresponding datasheet row. Structures, reactions and text are presented within their row:

datasheet row
Each row in the datasheet is displayed within a whole row onscreen, which takes up the width of the device. The height varies depending on the content.
text fields
All non-structure fields are displayed within a box, arranged vertically. Double-tapping on this area will open an editor for scalar fields (e.g. strings, numbers, flags, etc.).
structure field
Each molecular structure, or reaction, is displayed within a box. Double-tapping on this box will launch the molecule editor or the reaction editor.
button-bank grip
Tapping the grip, or sliding it in the direction indicated by the arrow, will either show or hide the button bank.
command icons
The button bank contains a collection of command icons, which are used to edit the content. To obtain help on any of these commands, press-and-hold on the corresponding icon, which will bring up context specific help.

When running on the iPad, the content is the same, fitted to a different resolution, for either portrait or landscape orientation.

Structure Editor


The molecular structure editor is based on the button-bank command interface, with a large number of gestures and shortcuts:

When running on the iPad, the content is the same, fitted to a different resolution, for either portrait or landscape orientation.

Molecular structure editing is described in more detail elsewhere: Introduction to Drawing (iPhone), Overview of Drawing Gestures (iPhone).

Reaction Editor


The reaction editor is based on the button-bank command interface, with additional gestures and shortcuts:

When running on the iPad, the content is similar. When the iPad is in landscape orientation, the reaction is shown left-to-right, in order to make better use of the screen proportions.

Reaction editing is described in more detail elsewhere: Introduction to Reactions (iPhone).

Summary


An overview of the layout for each of the major viewing/editing screens has been shown. Each of these screens is refitted to the screen size (iPhone/iPod portrait, iPad portrait or iPad landscape), but the content is the same for each case.


See Also


Demonstration Videos, Drawing with Templates (iPhone), Introduction to Drawing (iPhone), Introduction to Reactions (iPhone), Introduction to SAR Table (iOS), Mobile Molecular DataSheet (iOS), Overview of Drawing Gestures (iPhone), Products