When next your friends ask you what you are always doing on your phone, you can now say “I’m saving lives here!”. Sony’s [email protected] groundbreaking app that makes use of your smartphone’s processing power to “simulate the complex movements of proteins as they change shape.” just received a big upgrade. If you know nothing about the [email protected] app, scientists use it for medical research of diseases like Alzheimer’s or breast cancer by using your phone’s processing power to help with protein folding research.
The new [email protected] 2.0 now gives users the ability to continuously contribute to the research at any time, even while you are asleep. The new update comes with updated UI and gamified elements which allows you to log into Google Game Services account to earn achievements while competing against friends and enhanced social sharing. I wonder why the app has just 150,000 users and only 70,000 connected smartphones, come on humans, we can do better than just taking selfies with our “smartphones”. See the download link below, you’ll you’d never know who’ll benefit from your phone’s processing power someday.