SCAN 3 iPad App
National Center for Drug Free Sport
In an industry where a mistake can cost someone their livelihood, Drug Free Sport uses SCAN 3 to provide drug testing that’s fast, secure, convenient, and—above all—reliable.
The National Center for Drug Free Sport (DFS) does drug testing for major sports organizations like the NCAA and NFL. Their staff and worldwide network of sample collectors use SCAN 3 to schedule, manage, perform, and report on their work. It’s at the core of DFS’s business, replacing the 10-year-old SCAN 2 system, which served fewer customers and ran on decade-old handheld PCs rather than iPads.
Each of DFS’s customers has unique sampling requirements and a specific workflow. The SCAN 3 iPad app accommodates them all—guiding collectors through each workflow and helping them gather the correct data. It then encrypts the data and syncs wirelessly with DFS’s servers when a network connection becomes available. DFS staff use the web app portion of SCAN 3 to schedule collections and report their results.
Chris Guinty, COO
Atomic designed the system architecture and wrote software and firmware for:
- DFS has strengthened their position as industry leaders, and their competition is trying to copy the features and advantages of SCAN 3.
- SCAN3 has been free of critical system failures. During the first year using the application, DFS never reverted to their backup process due to an application fault.
- Training has shown that people can learn the SCAN3 system easily and quickly use it in real scenarios.
- SCAN3 allows DFS to collect data faster, get samples to laboratories faster, and provide their customers with faster, more comprehensive results.
Atomic took the time to understand our business—how we operate, our clients’ needs, the language of our industry—which is huge for us. We started calling Atomic Object ‘Drug Free Sport North.’ I couldn’t be more pleased with the results and with the relationship we have.
A Partnership with a Storybook Ending
The team’s careful project management, client communication, cutting-edge architecture, and cohesive design strategy helped the team ship the product on time and on budget.
Reflecting back on the multi-year, high-profile project, Robinson said Atomic helped his company arrive at a special moment in time.
“We'd never done anything this big. Ever,” he said. “We’re live across all the major pillars Atomic said they would deliver on. It was delivered on time, on budget, to expectation, live. Not three or four milestones late with people leaving and the platform half-baked and full of bugs.”
StoryLoom began open-beta in December 2022. A global launch is scheduled for the spring of 2023.
“Our future is pretty bright,” said Robinson. “We’ve been given a rare opportunity to find success by chasing opportunities Starship Enterprise-style: going where people aren’t—pushing boundaries.”
Atomic provided native iPad app development for SCAN 3 using RubyMotion and ReactiveCocoa. The team also developed an administrative web app and an API.
The Atomic Team
Here are some of our current Atoms who worked on this project. Click their photo to read their bios!