Collaborative Battery Use Analysis

carat.pngThere’s an interesting free app for iOS and Android called Carat created as a research project by UC Berkeley and the University of Helsinki that performs collaborative analysis of battery use as well as personal recommendations for your particular device.

The statistics page shows some pretty, interactive the results from the 760,000 people who have installed the app. The public admonitions of particular apps are a great incentive to keep your app out of the analysis of energy-intensive apps. I am not sure why it’s called Carat though given that their icon is a carrot.