Well, they did it. Google killed PowerMeter.
This is lame. I mean – really, really lame. After signing up hardware partners and gathering a good number of users, google.org, “the philanthropical wing of Google” has killed PowerMeter, because, well, I guess because it wasn’t satisfying their philanthropical urges anymore?
Surely this doesn’t cost them more than a tiny fraction of their total pot of more-money-than-God. Development already stopped months (years?) ago. Why not just let it run for those who found it useful? I actually really appreciated being able to see details of my power use. It helped me make better decisions.
At least they have an exit plan to let users extract their data before they throw the big red switch. If only there were somewhere else to send it.
Powermeter wasn’t great, but it was much better than nothing. I hope something will come up to replace it. Anyone know of a good alternative?