A Surrey man is hoping a new app he co-founded and created is the gateway towards helping residents track their water and electricity usage in their own homes.
Hardeep Shoker says the app called Stumply currently provides a daily, weekly, and monthly view on how much people are spending in kilowatt-hours, but will hopefully soon be able to track everything in real time.
Bringing BC Hydro inspired stats to the palm of your hand
“We want to look at your home’s electricity, natural gas, and water usage, bring that altogether and present it to you in the form of an application where you can see how much you’re using, hour to hour, day to day, week to week, and month to month.”
Shoker says the inspiration came from seeing BC Hydro’s current web portal which offers a similar concept, but says keeping that information in the palm of your hands brings convenience and more immediacy.
“I thought it might be a lot easier if I can put this in the form of an app because if you put the app on your phone, that phone is in your pocket all the time. You can track all this data anytime you want and it’s more convenient that way.”
Track your home’s environmental footprint
The app also allows users to be more eco-friendly, easily tracking water and energy usage in their homes and managing their environmental footprint.
Shoker wants to address climate change on a personal level.
“It starts with looking at your own home’s utility usage, looking at the energy that comes into your home, looking at the water that comes into your home.”
He hopes to get municipalities looking to go green on board.