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

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

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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 Ideas what we had Presentation Transcript

    • Ideas what we had Laura Cowen Alex Hartley Andy Piper Alex Hutter James GraftonLondon Green Hackathon January 2012
    • 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.
    • Historical household energy & weather data● Correlate/visualise Lauras household energy use with weather.PROBLEM● Couldnt find free API with historical UK weather data.
    • 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
    • Money-saving expert with carbon-saving tipsPROBLEM● Didnt really investigate any further
    • 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
    • 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...
    • GSG: Home
    • GSG: What matters to me or Then calculate ethical rating based on selections.