Swarm announces an upgrade to its ViewMedica viewer used by iPads and iPhones. Now ViewMedica on iPad and iPhone supports custom menu art, better practice branding, and preview images of all content.

Seeing the importance of the mobile market, Swarm released its first ViewMedica Web app soon after the iPad's 2010 launch. The new ViewMedica Web app takes advantage of the latest technologies, improving its user experience and design with a special focus on the iPad interface.

As always, we don't charge for this mobile support. All patient education animations can be viewed on iPad, iPhone and other mobile devices at no extra cost to you. And, the automatic upgrade is free for all current subscribers. As long as you are using the latest ViewMedica embed code on your site, you will see the new iPad/iPhone viewer.

Point your iPad or iPhone to our ViewMedica information page to see the new mobile support.


Now subscribers to VIewMedica can display practice-specific information at the beginning of any of their ViewMedica content items. You can attach a unique note to each animation in your library.

New Content Notes

Make notes work for you

  • Highlight your expertise and experience
  • Clarify specific points important to you
  • Promote ancillary services
  • Explain your practice's pre- and post-op care

The text in the content note is yours to create. Just log into ViewMedica's easy-to-use administration system and edit any of your content items to add a note to that item. Change your notes as often as you like, whenever you need to.

Check our tutorial on creating content notesand start customizing your ViewMedica content today.

ScottSwarm Interactive is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Dixon to the ViewMedica animation team. Scott is a Certified Medical Illustrator, and was formerly a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is originally from East Tennessee and has lived in Chicago the past 8 years. He is now relocating to Swarm's home base of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his family.

Professional background

While an instructor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Scott led courses in the Biomedical Visualization program, the largest accredited Medical Illustrator graduate program in North America. Scott has instructed students in Computer Applications, Computer Visualization, Animation, and Digital Sculpting, and has received several student-elected teaching awards. He is also a professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators and has presented conference workshops and technique sessions for other members.


As a freelance medical illustrator, Scott has produced content for clients such as Allergan, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Edward Heart Hospital, MIT, Northwestern University, St. Jude Neuro and Valeant Pharmaceutical.


Scott received his MS in Biomedical Illustration from UIC in 2006. He received his BS in Digital Media from East Tennessee State University in 2003. Scott also holds an AAS degree in CAD.