Fifthplay used our offshore team to develop their Energy Smart application. It is a mobile system which provides flexible and simple control of plug consumption. The application was developed in 3 versions: for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone 7.
"It looks really great, thank you!I am very impressed from your team achievement during time we work together!"
Mihail Mihaylov, Fifthplay, Project Manager
Fifthplay develops and produces innovative technologies for energy management in buildings and for health monitoring of patients. They are also actively working on the further integration of technology into our buildings and cities.
Gateway is a key device for Fifthplay customers. It enables various devices to be accessed from the Internet without a computer.
One of the great features gateway provides is ability to control devices at home via internet. Energy Smart application that we have developed for Fifthplay is a step to the skyrocketing mobile market. Users who installed it on their smart phones obtain mobile control over their home plugs.
What the client required
The customer ordered the full cycle of the application development for 3 OS: iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 7. It included:
- Architecture and planning;
- Graphical design;
- Posting on app stores.
What we offered to our client
Our team was able to cover all required tasks and developed all 3 versions from scratch. After the acceptance procedures at the customer side, those applications were published on the respective app stores.
Main features of the application
User logs into his/her account using login and password received together with the Gateway. List of registered plugs is shown. Their statuses are indicated using special icons or labels as it's shown on the screenshots.
In addition, the list on WP 7 version is done in form of panorama and shows various totals:
Tap on a plug opens Plug Details screen. Here user sees information about electricity consumption on the plug and can turn it on/off from his/her smartphone.
Another important feature of Energy Smart is graphs. The application shows energy consumption for the period of day, week, month and year. User can choose units of measure: watts/hour, euros and watts to be shown on the charts. Data can be shown for individual plugs or totally for the account.
Energy Smart is an international application. Currently it supports English, Dutch and French languages and can be easily extended.
We passed through all phases of the application development and the customer received complete solution available on the app stores. After this project was done, Fifthplay ordered from us its second part: rebrand it for their customer. Next step for the Energy Smart application is support for new types of devices in addition to plugs.