Many high school students struggle with their chemistry courses, and KnowYourElements is designed to help them get familiar with the elements.
What it does
The application consists of a single window that contains a few lines of text, a text field, and a button. Users try to guess an element's name with the given information.
Challenges I ran into
All of the information is contained in a single tag, so parsing that string was the hardest part of the application. Getting all the information from Wolfram took a while as each element required its separate query.
What I learned
A new graphic user interface.
What's next for KnowYourElements
Allow for the users to select which kind of info they want to see first. Optimize query. A user interface more similar to a periodic table.