Entries by Larry Ehrhardt

My Floor Style Wins Stevie Silver Medal

Flooring America’s My Floor Style app won a silver medal from the the American Business Awards. The app, built by Ballast Lane Applications, was recognized for its unique ability to help customers see exactly how different flooring choices would look in their rooms. Read more about the winners here https://stevieawards.com/aba/2016-app-award-winners.

Nest and Insteon API Integration

The team just completed the integration of Nest and Insteon API’s into ETS Emerald’s Senzorz app. We found that both are well documented and easy to implement in both iOS and Android.  However, Nest has more interesting feature such as deep links into their own app, better device state checking and images available for implementation in native app. […]

Second Research App Deployed for IFPRI

The second survey application developed by Ballast Lane Applications for the International Food Productivity Research Institute has been deployed to the field. The app is in use by a team of 40 researchers who are gathering data on social attitudes in support of a Duke University entitled “Iodine Deficiency and Gender Attitudes in Tanzania.” The […]

Behavioral Economics Study supported by Technology from Ballast Lane is Published

Hunt Allcott of NYU and Richard Sweeney of Harvard recently published their study results in a paper called “Information Disclosure through Agents: Evidence from a Field Experiment” which share findings of how consumers respond to energy efficiency information and incentives when purchasing water heaters. Water heater purchases are mundane (as the authors state in their […]