Winner of the 2012 Urban App Challenge, Kwami is an innovative community driven personal energy management application that received appraisal from Nokia and AppCampus (Read about the AppCampus experience) in Aalto University in Finland. The Kwami solution includes an inexpensive 3rd party hardware component enabling your electricity meter data and allows users to monitor the energy consumption of their home, whenever and wherever they are, share it and benchmark it with friends, neighbours, and colleagues.
Methys developed the Kwami App, which is an energy management app enabling people to better manage their energy usage and save money. Kwami connects to your home via a data logger (CurrentCost energy monitor) placed on your electricity meter, it allows you to monitor your usage from your phone at any time.
With Kwami, you can see your energy usage hourly, daily, monthly stats, you can control your budget, receive high usage alerts, benchmark yourself with friends, neighbours and colleagues and run energy tests over pre-defined periods.
Download Kwami on the Windows Store.
The following key services were completed to deliver this project.
Methys utilises wireframing tools to develop a visual skeleton of the application to aid in the functional analysis process. These wireframes highlight common UI & UX elements, and describes user interaction and navigational flow within the project.
Design mock-ups of key application / website components are created. The final designs are presented as static images, providing a representation of the final look and feel of the project to the client before development commences.
The application was built natively for Windows Phone 8.
Quality assurance takes place by a dedicated tester using the test cases defined during the analysis process. These test cases will be used in the final testing and QA phases.
On completion of the project the app was deployed to the app store.