A researcher at Purdue has created a mobile application to let cell phone batteries last longer.
Mobile Enerlytics LLC, a tech company, has come up with a mobile app that they are now offering for free that is designed to allow users to take control of the speed at which their smartphone battery is drained, so that they can make the right choices to extend the life of their device between charges.
The application provides device users with energy efficient alternative recommendations for consumer device use.
Behind the Purdue Research Park based company is Charlie Hu, its co-founder and CEO, as well as a professor at the Purdue University school of electrical and computer engineering. He has made it his mission to come up with a practical and affordable way to shrink energy consumption so that smartphone battery life can be extended in a meaningful way. The app, called Estar, reveals how rapidly other apps on the device are draining the power supply and provides users with a choice of alternatives that might be more efficient.
The smartphone battery saving app was created to give developers a tool to reduce the energy use of their applications.
There have been a number of patents that have been filed on this technology by the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization. That said, the researchers who had been working out of the university then determined that the best way for them to reach the mobile industry is to create a startup so that they would be able to come up with the complete software solution that would be readily usable for both handset makers and app development firms.
The app was created in response to a growing issue with limited battery life in mobile devices that are playing an increasingly important role in the daily lives of many people. The app is now meant to help to empower smartphone users so that they will be able to make the right decisions with regards to the apps that drain their smartphone battery the most rapidly. It allows for more informed decisions and can even allow them to remove the applications that suck up the most power.