Google Launches PowerMeter API

Google introduced the Google PowerMeter API today on code.google.com. The API is for developers interested in integrating with Google’s home energy product, PowerMeter.

“This API will allow device manufacturers to build home energy monitoring devices that work with Google PowerMeter,” says Product Manager Srikanth Rajagopalan on the Google Code Blog. “We’re launching this API in order to help build the ecosystem of innovative developers working towards making energy information more widely available to consumers.”

“In today’s launch of the API on code.google.com we are highlighting the core design principles towards integrating with Google PowerMeter,” adds Rajagopalan. “In particular we outline the underlying data model and the accompanying protocols to ensure that Google PowerMeter provides consumers access to their energy consumption with utmost care in maintaining the user’s privacy and control on access to the information. We also highlight, with code samples and client implementations, how to easily start building your PowerMeter-compatible device.”

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By Chris Crum

Chris Crum is a staff writer and content coordinator for iEntry.

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