Remotely Monitor your Generator
The Echo Command app gives users the ability to remotely monitor their generators on the job, at home, or camping. My role was leading the design effort and delivering everything from initial concepts to final designs.
Supporting Multiple Products
The Echo Command app works with two generator models the 2300w and the 4000w. While each model has similar functionality, there are some key differences with how each handles load level, alerts, and pairing.
Digital & Physical Consistency
The app was designed to mirror the generator LCD to create consistency with whichever method the user chose to interact with.
For the 4000w unit an increase in load capacity meant the addition of an extra RV outlet. These outlets are shown on the app just as they appear on the front of the unit. Each outlet gives the user an idea of the specific load level.
Safety is key for the remote use of a generator and a two step shutdown sequence helps ensure no one is ever confused about turning off their generator.
Moving around on a job-site or campsite means the user is bound to go out of bluetooth range, so the reconnecting process was designed to be quick and easy for when users are back in range.
The first app for this line of products allowed for some creativity with branding elements. The background of the app mirrors the texture on the physical unit. The hamburger menu is meant to resemble an 'E' paying homage to the brand.
This project was an exercise of working closely with electrical engineering. I was very involved from the beginning with the technical capabilities of the unit. This allowed for us to make very quick changes anytime shifts in fuel/load accuracy occurred.