Mobile Application Development: Top 5 Green Apps
The conversation around mobile App development has increased over the past few years as developers and businesses try to out-innovate rivals in a bid for technological supremacy. However, the debate regarding energy efficiently is also heating up!
Consumers are not only looking for green Apps that can positively affect energy consumption and environmental factors, but one that won’t drain the life of their smart phone.
Governments around the world are supporting environmentally friendly initiatives, and while the green craze is no new phenomena, many companies are working to make it easier for people to work and play whilst limiting their environmental footprint.
We decided to create a list detailing five of the best green Apps on the iOS and Android market. However, if you have an idea for an energy saving goldmine that you don’t see listed, get developing. Specialists companies such as Nash Tech can help with any application development if you need it.
Kill-Ur-Watts uses your energy consumption data and develops strategies to help reduce your overall usage. Providing easy-to-edit graphs, it lets you view your carbon footprint in comparison to a national average, promoting smart choices for improving your energy consumption. Oh, and its free, so it gets an extra point for that.
Tree Planet allows mobile users to help save the environment simply by playing its free app. Users pick which part of the world they’d would like a tree planted, and watch it grow as they care for it with the love and affection of a 90’s Tamagotchi. While it may seem unbelievable that a free app can actually allow users to plant a real tree, Tree Planet has worked hard to make it happen; using money received for the advertising to pay for the planting process. The App has already been downloaded by over 300,000 people, all making an active contribution to the reversal of deforestation.
Available for free on iTunes, Nest Mobile allows you to change the temperature of your house from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, therefore lowing consumption. You can use this control anywhere, [insert] but it does require the Nest Learning Thermostat.
Green outlet allows you to make informed decisions about your energy usage by identifying the household appliances that are costing you the most to run. Featured by many eco companies, this App is a great way to control your budget.
Avego is a big carpooling network available for free on all platforms. You can browse the app to find a ride that’s going your way and then call or message the driver to arrange a pick up. You share of the cost of petrol, meet new people and ease road congestion.