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

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 […]

My Flooring Story App Released to Flooring America Members

Version 1.0 of the new iPad My Flooring Story was released to Flooring America and Flooring Canada members today at their conneXtions held in Washington D.C. The app will help users visualize what Flooring America products will look like in a customer’s own home. All you do is take a picture of the room, cut […]

Ballast Lane Engaged by IFPRI for Android Field Survey App

The International Food Policy and Research Institute has engaged us to build a custom Android survey tool to be used to support a study on the economic choices made by farmers and other business people in remote locations. The app will support custom survey creation, graphical presentation of economic scenarios and upload of results to […]

Green Button App Selected as Finalist by U.S. Department of Energy

The Emission Information app, developed by Ballast Lane Applications, was selected as a top four finalist in the US Department of Energy’s American Energy Data Challenge. Additionally, the app was recognized for its innovative use of the Green Button data standard and how the combination of usage data and the carbon footprint profile of 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 […]

Mobile App Best Practice: Design and Build Multiple On Ramps and Off Ramps

Why aren’t more people using your app? It’s well designed, works as expected and is a critical part of your marketing and customer service strategy. The problem could be a lack of attention to how your users get back to your app after they have made the time investment to download, install and take a […]

Ballast Lane Integrates Green Button Data into Emissions Information App

Ballast Lane Applications and Emissions Information, Inc. have partnered to incorporate Green Button consumer energy consumption data into EI’s Power Advisor app for the Energy Department’s American Energy Data Challenge. The power advisor app provides a five day forecast on when electricity in your zip code is most clean (lowest CO2 emissions rate) based on […]

NRG Residential Solutions: The Most Innovative Energy Supplier of the Year

NRG Residential Solutions was named the Most Innovative Energy Supplier of the Year at Energy Marketing Conference – The Renewable Energy Conference for Retailers held in New York City on Fabruary 27th. NRG Residential Solutions won as a result of four key programs:   Leveraging NFL team partnerships to harness the power of fans Introducing […]