eWater had an idea to fix this, using Internet of Things (IoT) technology to create smart taps that could keep track of how much water was used and alert them if a tap breaks down or fails in anyway. This would then encourage our team to send out a local eWater trained engineer straight away ensuring a clean and sustainable water source. The tap we created could do the tracking of water and problems but we needed a way to analyse and communicate the information.
To this end we created an extensive backend dashboard system for use by eWater and their engineers. This included generating usage and error reports, tracking and assigning engineers jobs, keeping track of money paid, water given and even creating a fundraising marketplace to allow people to invest in water systems for villages; all whilst being used in the hot and dusty rural areas of Africa with little to no internet connection.