AT&T Developer Program Contest Encourages Creation of Applications With Environmental and Energy-Efficient Benefits
Dallas, Texas, October 18, 2011
Earlier this summer, AT&T* challenged software developers to create innovative applications that deliver an environmental or energy efficient benefit through the Power Your Future mobile app contest. Software developers submitted over 100 apps using iOS, Android and HTML5, competing for the opportunity to potentially have their app pre-loaded on future AT&T smartphones, as well as cash prizes and recognition at the 2012 AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas.
More than a typical app contest, the Power Your Future program invites customers to download and vote on four finalists, earning even more exposure for these developers. Anyone interested in these apps is encouraged to download and vote for their favorite by visiting the Sustainability Solutions website. Users can leave comments when they vote for apps, providing a valuable source of feedback for developers. As an incentive for voting for their favorite app, consumers will be eligible to win one of 10 $100 Amazon electronic gift cards. Entering is easy and can be done via the voting site. Now through Dec. 9, AT&T will give away 10 gift cards each month for a total of 30 winners.
GoodGuide helps consumers discover whether products are safe, produced in a sustainable manner and socially responsible. A barcode scanning feature allows users to access GoodGuide’s science-based ratings for over 120,000 products. GoodGuide’s personalization features enable users to choose issues they care about most – including nutritional value, safe ingredients and impact on climate change. GoodGuide’s mission is to help customers identify products and merchants whose values correspond to their own. Download for: iOS and Android.
Light Bulb Finder:
The free Light Bulb Finder app makes it easy to switch from incandescent to energy-efficient lighting. With this app, consumers can find energy-saving light bulbs with the right style and light quality for their needs. Select bulbs based on financial payback and environmental impact. Buy bulbs directly from a mobile phone or at local retailers. Download for iOS and Android.
Electrify puts energy efficiency information and tools in consumers’ hands. With a variety of calculators to show clear savings and a wealth of information from the Department of Energy, users can see the clear upsides of green tech. Electrify is a web app (electrifyapp.com) and Android app. Download for Android.
People Power is a free app that recommends many ways users can manage their energy to save money and reduce energy waste. It tests energy knowledge and compares homes against those of other users. The app can be connected with devices that allow people to monitor and control the amount spent on electricity via the app’s dashboard view; putting energy use and monitoring at a user’s fingertips by enabling people to do such things as discover the price that a utility is charging for electricity as it changes. Download for iOS and Android.
AT&T Developer Program
AT&T’s Developer Program ranked highest among U.S. wireless carriers by developers for the fifth consecutive year according to Evans Data Corporation.
Membership is free to all at http://developer.att.com/.
“We were impressed by the responses we received. It’s great to see developers excited to create new apps to help consumers have more sustainable lives,” said Carlton Hill, vice president – device operations and developer services, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “Their efforts are solid examples of the role technology can play in changing attitudes and actions of consumers and we are proud to help spread the word.”
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