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...