Fueled by the growing threats of climate change, our team felt the urgency to take action. It's hard not to notice all the droughts, wildfires, hurricanes, and all the other consequences of global warming. Freshwater is becoming more and more precious and expensive. Additionally, we humans are not in tune with daily water usage habits which harm the planet. If our overconsumption continues, we will not be able to sustain ourselves in the coming years with the minimal freshwater remaining on Earth.
What it does
Current water bills leave too much guesswork for homeowners! It’s difficult to find the amount of water used on the bill or trends in consumption. Eco-Flow, our integrated water monitoring system is the “fitbit” for water usage! It tracks and compiles data from ultrasonic sensors, into colourful statistics, accessible from any mobile device. Weekly, monthly, and daily trends are all at your fingertips, allowing you to improve your water consumption habits.
How we built it
We designed the app interface on Figma, and we constructed the app using Thunkable.
Challenges we ran into
Our team learned how to use Thunkable this weekend and it took us more time to finalize the app development.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud that we have created something that empowers everybody to combat climate change by adjusting consumers' daily habits.
What we learned
Our team learned more about creating a business plan and how to differentiate ourselves in our unique value proposition.
What's next for Eco-Flow?
Our goal is to see our product go to market over the next few months. Ideally, we want to complete beta-testing with our target market to refine our product. We would also increase our social media account following, so we can educate homeowners about this issue and our solution.
In the long term, we aspire to be influencers in the environmental industry as a strong non-profit business. This hackathon would help us achieve our goals to promote our product. The cash prize would also help us improve our sensor, allowing us to increase accuracy and further develop our technology.
We want our company to have a positive impact beyond the purchase of our product. We envision a social movement, empowering Canadians to be more mindful of their water usage.