Yāna provides a free, open-source template that open access journals can use as the basis of their own multi-platform mobile applications. The Yāna template provides the basic functionality required by any journal operating on a mobile platform. These include:
Online viewing of journal content
Bookmarking of favorite articles (in second Alpha release)
Information about the journal
The template also takes advantage of standards-based web technologies to allow publishers to deploy their applications to multiple platforms (iPhone, Android, etc.). We believe that a well-documented and publicly available template has the potential to greatly reduce the cost to each journal publisher of developing a custom mobile application.