WattsUp iOS app

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WattsUp iOS app

Postby mgill » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:33 pm

Delighted to announce that we've had approval to release WattsUp on the iOS App Store this Friday!

For those of you who haven't been following on Twitter (@rapidchargescot), WattsUp is an EV route planner/charging assistant. It has been developed to allow drivers to see all of the rapid charging options on a route. You'll also be able to see actual driving distances (not as the crow flies) to the chargers and your destination.

One of the biggest features we've been working on is the ability to show live status of chargers. We've been in discussions with a number of network operators and hope to see this becoming available soon. We want drivers to see whether a charger is working *before* they arrive and make alternative plans if necessary.

The idea is that WattsUp can be left running whilst you're driving to a destination. Voice prompts will indicate whether you're approaching a rapid charger and also how far away the next one is (along with operational information, if available).

Please give me feedback about any aspect of the app. It will be a free download so there's no reason not to try it!

Thanks,
Mike

Link to announcement and short demo video:
https://twitter.com/rapidchargescot/sta ... 0784091137

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Re: WattsUp iOS app

Postby noahs-dad » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:49 pm

Saw this on Twitter today and wondered what it was about so thanks for the explanation. I can see a few issues or teething problems at worst. That said it sounds viable and worth a try, so I will give it a fair shot. It would be smart to integrate it with something where those currently charging can put a comment or select an option, with regards to when they will be finished charging etc. Basically incorporate what that charge bump thing EVAS is trying to push that has already been done and failed. However if tied in with another app as a dual purpose app, with other benefits it might just have a chance.

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Re: WattsUp iOS app

Postby Buzby » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:48 am

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I hope they’ve not got copyright on the title!
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Re: WattsUp iOS app

Postby Chunkybuns » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:31 am

Searched on IOS and can't see it.

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Re: WattsUp iOS app

Postby mgill » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:10 am

Chunkybuns wrote:Searched on IOS and can't see it.


It will be on the App Store tomorrow. :)

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Re: WattsUp iOS app

Postby Jon Oates » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:41 am

Any news of an Android version?

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Re: WattsUp iOS app

Postby mgill » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:51 pm

Jon Oates wrote:Any news of an Android version?


Yes, it’s coming but iOS release first.

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Re: WattsUp iOS app

Postby Jon Oates » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:23 pm

OK, thanks.

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Re: WattsUp iOS app

Postby noahs-dad » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:17 pm

mgill did you design the app? or do you know who did? There is a .scot email address suggesting it was made in Scotland. The website is very vague and has little info or background. Seems to have no commercial aspects or even advertising. Almost like a hobby charitable donation to BEV driving.

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Re: WattsUp iOS app

Postby mgill » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:33 pm

Yes, I know who designed the app! :-)

You’re correct. There has been no commercial funding and it will always remain free to use. Enjoy!


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