Usage and Costs
This is the main screen of the application and shows a summary of your readings, your usage and your costs for the period selected at the bottom of the screen (i.e. per day, week, month, quarter or year).
The “Readings” row shows when your most recent reading was added, and the usage and cost since your previous reading. To view, edit or export your actual readings, select the row itself.
The “Current” row shows your current usage/cost (the last point on the graph), as well as the average. You can choose to use annual or graph averages in the settings. If you have more than 12 months of readings, the figures for last year are shown instead. To see how the current usage and costs are calculated, select the row itself.
The “Delta” row shows the difference between your current and average values, and the arrows show whether you are above or below average. If you have more than 12 months of readings, the comparison is done against the figures for last year.
If you have multiple meters, you can quickly switch between them by scrolling/swiping to the left and right. Alternatively you can use the Meters button to select and jump straight to a specific meter (useful if you have a large number of meters).
To add a new set of readings select the + button at the top right.
The power switch icon at the bottom left lets you compare your costs with energy supplier prices for your area, and get more information about switching (UK only).
The gears icon at the bottom right lets you configure various application settings, manage your backups and view this user guide.
The graphs show usage and cost for the selected (calendar) period. They are shown as bar charts initially, but once the number of points gets too large, they switch to line graphs. On the iPad, graphs are shown for both usage and costs, but on other devices, simply double tap on the graph to switch between the two. You can also tap and hold the graph to display actual values at different points in time. If you have 2 or more years of readings, the previous year is shown in white, to make it easy to compare. A dashed line is used to show the average.
Turning your device on its side switches to landscape view …