To celebrate the eight glorious years of Earth Hour and endorsing use of renewable energy, WWF India (www.wwfindia.org) and Nokia joined hands to develop an official app for Earth Hour 2014.
As part of the annual Earth Hour, people across the world switch off the lights for one hour in celebration of the world’s largest voluntary environmental action. Earth Hour this year will be celebrated by hundreds of millions of people in 7001 cities and towns across 152 countries.
The WWF Renewables Market app was developed as part of the Earth Hour App Developers Challenge 2014 organized for members of DVLUP, a rewards program designed to help developers build from an app idea to a successful app using clear guidance, rewards, and continuous engagement through gamification. The challenge was an initiative aimed at promoting and facilitating the uptake of renewable energy by individuals across the country.
Developed by Shubhan Chemburkar, the WWF Renewables Market app facilitates an interface for individuals and retailers of renewable energy solutions, making the process of switching to renewable energy smoother. This app intends to build consumer knowledge and generate interest on the subject. While the content is globally relevant, the vendor lists links to Government of India’s directories.
Download the WWF Renewables Market app for free from the Windows Phone Store. The app does well to extend the message of Earth Hour from not just switching off for the hour but to also make a switch to renewable energy. The interactive app promotes uptake of renewable energy by providing important information and bringing together potential users and service providers.