Ideas what we had

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Some of the hacks we thought up at the London Green Hackathon at UCL, London in January 2012.

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  • Ooh cool, thank you :) Wish we'd searched for longer now!
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  • These all sound like great ideas. In relation to your suggestion about monitoring power usage and weather, there are actually loads of sites with a free API to get historical weather data. As described at http://bit.ly/zzh0C2 getting historical forecasts is tricky, but historical data is easy.
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Ideas what we had

  1. 1. Ideas what we had Laura Cowen Alex Hartley Andy Piper Alex Hutter James GraftonLondon Green Hackathon January 2012
  2. 2. Borough Wars● Travel carbon footprints visualised on map.● Gamify by competing between London boroughs (a la Nike running game).PROBLEM● Commuting isnt that controllable in short-term so hard to find fun.
  3. 3. Historical household energy & weather data● Correlate/visualise Lauras household energy use with weather.PROBLEM● Couldnt find free API with historical UK weather data.
  4. 4. Store Wars● Branches of chain stores compete for biggest energy reductions.● App shows progress.PROBLEM● Allocate points for actions – bit artificial● Monitor actual energy use progress – requires stores to install before we can have data
  5. 5. Money-saving expert with carbon-saving tipsPROBLEM● Didnt really investigate any further
  6. 6. Create Good Guide app for UK● Good Guide is U.S. brands● Could match against Amazon.co.uk product listing to find UK-relevant brands and write app.PROBLEM● Amazon annoyingly uses an obscure product code unlike every other API
  7. 7. Good Shopping Guide Android app● Not very good iPhone app (just a scan of book)● No public API● Decided to have a go at designing the UX of an app...
  8. 8. GSG: Home
  9. 9. GSG: What matters to me or Then calculate ethical rating based on selections.

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