Bringing Zotero to iOS
Zotero is a popular, open source research-collection and citation-generation tool that works with web browsers to automatically detect and extract citation metadata. It is designed largely as a desktop-based product, offering a standalone client, a number of browser extensions, and “bookmarklet” options. The Firefox extension offers a unique unified experience, bringing the full function of the standalone client directly into the browser. The experience of using Zotero in iOS is insufficient and needs to be addressed to better enable student research success. This project will endeavor to bring a native experience to iOS comparable to the best available Zotero experience—its desktop Firefox plugin—allowing browsing of Web pages and library resources and direct, immediate access to Zotero’s organization, synchronization, and citation management tools.