Hacking your way to better energy use with the Genability API

 

Genability’s awesome energy APIs will be a Hapihack this weekend, ready to use in order to make power usage smarter and more efficient. Power information – knowing how much energy we use when and where + how much it costs and where it comes from is the first step to making smart decisions about how to live our lives.

The genability team has already posted some great ideas for Apps with the API and a $500 prize for the best Genability powered App :). Some of the most awesome are:

  • Apps to tell you how energy efficient products you see in store are.
  • Figuring out what time of day to run your washing machine to use cheap power
  • or linking power data to foursquare checkins to figure out how energy wise your local Starbucks is.

Check out all the inspirational ideas on the Genability developer blog and happy hacking!