The Sony Mobile Folding@Home application for Android smartphones has seen a big update released, which moves the build number from 1.00.40 to version 1.00.51. The app utilises the processing power and Wi-Fi connection of your smartphone to help find cures for a number of diseases.
Changes include a new user interface with a central on/off switch allowing you to contribute whenever you want (previously you were limited to 6 hours per day). The usual stipulations remain if you want to contribute i.e. you must be connected to a charger, be fully charged (100%) and also be connected to a Wi-Fi network.
The other main change in this new update are gamify features. Sign into Google Play Games to track achievements, check out leaderboards against your friends and see how you fare globally. You can also use this to sync your contributions across devices. Note that if you’ve previously used Folding@Home, none of the contributions made so far count towards any of the achievements, so you have to start from scratch.
You can also now see more detailed research information on the project you are contributing to via the Research Type. If you are coming from the old version of the app, you will notice that the setting screen has disappeared. Sony does not need you to configure anything in the new app, simply keep your Wi-Fi- enabled whilst charging your phone to contribute.
For a FAQ on the app, click here.
Via Sony Mobile Blog.