Your iPhone, iPad, or other smartphone device can be a wealth of information about the mining industry. From news on the mining industry to mining environments, these apps are some of the most useful apps we found.
• The Mining News app from Mining.com provides up-to-date mining, silver and gold news for the iPhone or iPod Touch. Coverage includes precious metals, commentary, mining education, and suppliers and equipment. Find current news on mining company activities and market information, including drill results and mine development. Look up spot prices for precious metals, and follow currency changes and market data from the world’s major exchanges. It includes commentary from leading analysts and newsletter writers. You’ll also find news about major commodities. The app allows you to share the latest news with built-in social media tools for Twitter and Facebook, and the ability to bookmark or email articles directly.
• Creamer Media has created the Mining Weekly iPhone application. This provides up to the minute reporting on global news developments in mining including the gold, platinum, diamond, and base metals sectors. Provides access to global breaking news and news by geographic regions from North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe. Subscriptions by the week, month, or year are available, with access to back editions with subscription.
• Mining Industry, by Deyzfun,is an encyclopedia application for the iPad designed to show an in-depth look at the mining industry through searchable text and photos. The Mine Industry app searches a wide range of topics, from mining environments from which minerals can be extracted to examples of some accidents that have happened over time in the industry. You can copy text and pictures that can be saved in your device or can be sent by email. Texts and photos can also be copied into documents directly.
• A similar application to the Mining Industry application is called Mine Industry, by USaMau03. This is an encyclopedia application for the iPad, iPod Touch, or the iPhone. It is designed to show an in-depth look at the mining industry through searchable text and photos, and the app searches a wide range of topics. You can copy text and pictures that can be saved in your device or can be sent by email. Texts and photos can also be copied into documents directly from this application.
• The Glossary of Mining & Geological Terms by Fobotech contains over 1300 mining-related terms with definitions, available on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. This is a great application for both geologists and students in the field of geology/mining looking to learn more. The user friendly interface provides the ability to preview all terms in one view. It also provides cross referenced links to other similar terms. Once you locate what you are looking for, bookmark the word for easy reference. A geology terms search engine is built in, which allows you to find information without leaving the application. Use the offline browsing capability when a connection is unavailable, putting information at your fingertips when you need it.