This week’s app of the week is a great utility app from Bord Gais called ‘Think Beyond’. There are so many utility apps in the iTunes store that it really can be a bit labour intensive to browse through the category attempting to figure out which ones are worthwhile. In recent months we have seen a surge in Irish based developers and Irish companies creating their own personalised apps. The ones that really stand out are the apps that add value, which this one certainly does.
Think Beyond is an application for current Bord Gais customers to aid them in gaining access to account information. It also allows you to conveniently submit your gas meter reading, that means no more estimated gas bills ruining your monthly budget. Furthermore the app allows you to view past and present bills for both gas and electricity services. There is also important contact information including safety procedures.
Utilities in Ireland are slowly beginning to become more competitive in both price and choice. It is with leading applications like this that customers will remain happy and satisfied with their suppliers. It will certainly be interesting to see if other gas and electricity suppliers will follow suit and begin developing apps. On reading the app’s reviews on iTunes it appears to be very obvious that consumers are very happy to use such technology nowadays.