If you are an Npower customer, you may be interested to hear that there is an official Npower application available for both iOS and Android devices. What would Npower customers do with a mobile phone app, you may ask? Well, in terms of functionality at least, this application isn’t too bad…
After installing it onto my Nexus One, the main screen of the application allows you to choose between various categories. You can access your accounts; take and upload meter readings; view frequently asked questions; obtain contact information and access a few extras too (more on that a little later on).
When using the application for the first time, you’ll want to set up your account, so that you can complete meter readings straight from your phone, making sure you aren’t being overcharged on those bills of yours!
If you type in your account number and property postcode, your personal information will automatically be ascertained, making it nice and easy to configure. Once you’ve set up your account once, you won’t have to do it again either, unless you want to add a second account.
For example, if you choose to view the electricity meter on your iPhone or Android mobile phone, you are given two possible meters depending on your configuration. The first choice is a standard meter, and the second choice is an economy 7 or two readings meter.
As well as giving you the choice of entering your meter information, the Npower app also comes with a few aforementioned extra features. This section is split up into four sub-sections, the first of which being a game called Orb Power…
Don’t worry, I know that people aren’t going to race and download the Npower application to play a game, but it’s actually quite a neat addition to the app as a whole. To play, you have to tap the electricity orb and gas orb in turn to generate as much power as you can. If you’re stuck for a game, or just want to try one out for free, then it is a good time waster when you have lots of time to kill!
If you’re an existing customer of Npower, or simply hard up for cash and wanting a free, simple game, you can try out the official Npower mobile phone application for free, by downloading it from either the Android Market or iOS/iPhone App Store.