shurjoMukhi has recently won two competitive grants from the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology to build App-based workflow solutions for Utility vendors in the Power Sector of the country. Under this grant, it has developed a Universal Meter Reader App for the Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC). Universal Meter Reader Android App can be used by meter readers of Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC). The only prerequisite will be to carry an Android Smartphone with Internet Connectivity. Meter readers of DPDC can use to register the reading of the clients’ meters they are attending to in their peripatetic rounds. This simple and universal Meter Reader App does 1. Allow the meter reader to input the reading of the meter into the App 2. Take a photo of the reading on the meter 3. Register the location of the meter reader where the meter is being read using GPS or BTS based location detection facilities of Smartphones 4. Upload all the data obtained as result of the above 3 steps to a central server in predetermined format. This Universal Meter Reader App has a preset and well-documented way of invoking a webserver URL using POST method where the following data and parameters will be posted to the webserver: i. The Smartphone MAC ID the data is being sent from ii. The IP Address of the Smartphone iii. The reading on the meter iv. The image of the meter as taken by the meter reader v. The location of the smartphone
The Meter Reader App is an innovation in the field of G2G Service Monitoring and Delivery because nothing like this currently exists in Bangladesh.