MetroStar Systems' ChemBook App Wins Third Place in National Institute of Standards and Technology Reference Data Challenge

Dec 01, 2015, 10:43 ET from MetroStar Systems

RESTON, Va., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MetroStar Systems, Inc. (MetroStar), the leading provider of IT, web, and creative solutions for the federal and commercial sectors, today announced that its mobile application, ChemBook, received 3rd place in the 2015 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Reference Data Challenge. The competition was NIST's first-ever app development challenge, created to inspire new ways to merge NIST Standard Reference Data (SRD) with mobile devices.

"This win is just a small testament to MetroStar's devotion to providing quick turn-around solutions to the problems that we're presented," said Ken Foster, manager of the unit that designed and developed ChemBook.  "We look forward to applying our award-winning digital and mobile talents to create more innovative solutions for challenges and customer needs alike."

NIST judged ChemBook against 24 other entries from developers across the country whom they challenged to invent a mobile app that used a subset of six popular SRD. After two months of rigorous researching and developing, MetroStar emerged with ChemBook.

ChemBook uses three NIST databases and elemental data from the public domain to provide an easy-to-consume encyclopedia of elements and chemical compounds. It is finished with a sleek interface and intuitive search functions, helping to make learning chemistry dynamic and fun.

ChemBook is available for download for iOS, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, in the Apple App Store.

About MetroStar Systems

MetroStar is an information technology services and management consulting company that specializes in emerging technologies within the public sector. Our teams strive to be on the cutting edge of product design by delving into user-centered research and development year round. Through these efforts, our company has set itself apart for having hybrid methodologies blending the best agile product development and iterative consulting techniques in the industry.

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