Google axes health records and home energy use-monitoring services, citing lagging adoption.
Google's decision to unplug home electricity-monitoring application PowerMeter is a sign of how difficult it has been for home energy apps to catch on.
Google publishes an API for PowerMeter to entice software developers and device makers to feed data to its Web-based energy-monitoring application.
Google.org's home electricity monitoring Web app gets feature for organizing energy efficiency jobs, pitting PowerMeter in more direct competition with Microsoft's Hohm.
First Utility, AlertMe, and British Gas offer options for monitoring home energy usage and testing out theories about personal consumption habits.
The company plans to extend its home electricity monitoring application into managing home energy, including other utilities and potentially electric cars and appliances.
Google signs on another energy monitor maker to connect to PowerMeter, which will let people in the U.K. view home energy data from Web-enabled devices.
Google signs on the makers of PowerCost Monitor to track electricity data either through a dedicated monitor or Google's PowerMeter Web application on PC or smartphone.
Company partners with smart-meter manufacturer and eight utilities to offer its Web-based application for monitoring home energy use.
Google connects its PowerMeter Web-based energy tool to a monitoring device, which means that consumers don't need to have smart meters for real-time energy tracking.