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Octo Aid

Your Octopus Energy Assistant

View energy usage with awesome statistics over the past weeks and months Octo Aid for iPhone is a utilities app specially designed to be fully-featured octo app.

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Octo-Aid (formally known as Home-Aid) is a project I started working on mid-2021 to help me easily view my electricity and gas usage via my Octopus Energy smart meter. The aim was for me to see what I was spending, when I was spending it, and therefore use this data to adjust my home energy usage accordingly.

As the cost of energy rises and we all come under pressure to monitor and reduce our energy usage where possible, I figured that this app might be of use to the public, and if it helps just one person out there then it has served its purpose well.

I will be regularly updating this app with new features and tweaks, so if you would like something added or changed please let me know by leaving feedback or sending a feature suggestion via the apps settings. As I say, this app has helped me an awful lot over the past year and I hope that its wider public release will at least help someone else.

Features include (but are not limited to):
* View energy usage with awesome statistics over the past weeks and months
* Drill down into half-hourly usage
* Find your tariffs through your Octopus Energy account, set a custom one of your own, or set an existing Octopus Tariff.
* Compare on peak usage to off peak usage
* Support for smart tariffs such as Octopus Tracker and Agile Octopus rates (the app will download these new rates regularly; the next days rates are published by Octopus Energy at around 4pm each day).
* View a forecast for this months bills with estimations based on current and previous usage
* View your export meter usage
* Export your consumption to a CSV file
* Intelligent Octopus support including smart schedules

And much more...

Octo-Aid is as much a community driven project as it is a personal project. It’s thanks to the amazing feedback that I can continue development and make the journey towards building one of the most useful energy apps, so I want to say a huge thank-you to anyone who has helped me with this. If you do encounter an issue or have a request for something to be added to Octo-Aid, head over to the settings menu and tap the feedback option at the top to send me a message. And if you are enjoying this app, please do leave a rating on the App Store!

Just a few notes:
- Your actual octopus energy bill may or may not differ slightly to the amounts shown, therefore any amounts shown in this app should be used as a guide.
- You must be an Octopus Energy customer with a smart meter
- Neither I nor this app is affiliated in any way with Octopus Energy. I do not work for Octopus, I have simply created an app that utilises their API.

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Is it good?

Andrew Edwards has put efforts and engineered a sophisticated assistant app. What makes it successful? It is very easy to use for such a solid utilities app with built-in features. Well, as a top-performing app with an overall rating of 4.76 I can only add what people who have tried it are saying.

Octopus should pay for this to be rolled out as a suggestion for all customers. Brilliant thing and super helpful to keep track of spending, particularly if you have an Economy 7 type EV tariff as Octopus's own website can't track spending if you do. There are a couple of rough edges but unless this is selling all of my data to the Chinese state I couldn't recommend it more highly.
Rarely, if ever, have I voluntarily donated to a developer via an in-app purchase. I did for this one. Need I say more! Really useful information over Octopus own app. Will be even better when Intelligent Tariff users like myself have the car charging time auto updated - sorry about the pun - rather than having to manually input it. Great app.

Download Octo Aid free for iPhone and iPad

In order to download IPA files follow these steps.

Step 1: Download the Apple Configurator 2 app to your Mac.

Note that you will need to have macOS 10.15.6 installed.

Step 2: Log in to Your Apple Account.

Now you have to connect Your iPhone to your Mac via USB cable and select the destination folder.

Step 3: Download the Octo Aid IPA File.

Now you can access the desired IPA file in the destination folder.

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