Story behind the app
The shape of a protein itself is crucial for its function. If it is folded into a good shape a protein will work "as designed"; if a protein misfolded its functionality might be limited or in a worst case dangerous for the body. This can lead to diseases like Alzheimer's, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's and many kind of cancers. Understanding a protein's transition from a good shape towards a bad shape can lead to the development of a cure or even better preventive measures. The following is a good starter for further reading.
In case you are (now) interested to support this research and join the cause you can do so by downloading the (currently actual version 7.4.4) for Windows, macOS or Linux. The software, once installed, will contact the server from F@H and ask for assignments of little work packages to be processed on your system; by either the CPU or graphic cards (GPU, depending on the model and drivers; currently only nVidia and AMD models are supported; subject of change). Once the computation of an assignment is finished the result will be send back and analysed/post-processed by the involved scientists further. For each successful returned work assignment you will receive credits as appreciation. More details/technical support you can find via the link provided above.
Assuming you are already an active donor and have one or more computer participating, this app FAHMM Mobile Monitoring might be useful for you. It basically allows you to monitor the progress and status of your folding slots while not being near your systems (e.g. in the living room, garden, shopping or at work). It also enable you to change aspected of the configuration of your folding systems or visualize proteins in 3D your computer are working on.
This app was primary written with my own needs/wishes in mind to monitor my folding systems. If you, like me, enjoy the flexibility of mobile devices like iPad, iPhone or Apple Watch, please try the app and let me know if you have any additional requirement with respect to the functionality; please use the contact at the bottom of this page.