People behind the ecoCode project?
ecoCode is born from a narrow collaboration between Snapp’ and LIUPPA, both passionate about mobile application development and the role and impact of the software industry on sustainability.
Snapp’ is a French company in Bordeaux (33) and Bidart (64); it is specialist for solutions using tablets, smartphones and connected objects in general.
B2B2C solutions about customer fidelity, marketing and commerce with clients like Monoprix, System U, Relay, Catalina, Boardriders.
B2E solutions about optimization of internal enterprise business processes with clients like Veolia (SADE), Kering (Balenciaga), ACG-Synergies, Opcalim.
With more than 10 years of experience and practice in the mobile application world, Snapp’ quickly adapts to the mobile application market in a decade of growing business.
Despite this business dynamics, the mobile application software industry just actually addresses environmental and ethical issues linked to massive software development.
Snapp’ ambition within ecoCode is the construction of a label-oriented classification framework to guide users in application purchase. Typically, what are the energy-saving application? what are the application that respect privacy, etc.
Snapp’ also wants to encourage developers to move to environmental responsibility as a software design principle. Market segment conquest may be a consequence of this principle as well.
Snapp’ leads the ecoCode project, its guidance, its functioning and its deployment as well
From initial LIUPPA research, Snapp’ build and sells a set of tools available for the ecoCode community. Somme parts are free software while others are subject to commercial license. Tools rely on defined rules, which keep a permanent open access for the ecoCode community.
Laboratoire Informatique de l'Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (LIUPPA) has been created in 2001; around 50 persons are members of this lab.
Research is result-oriented with predilection domains:
LIUPPA carried out research and experiment about environmental challenges of mobile application programming (Dr. Olivier Le Goaër and Franck Barbier). First proof-of-concept was a Green Linter for Android.
The move from academic research to business led LIUPPA to collaborate with Snapp’; Prior collaboration existed on mobile application testing. Strong common interest about environmental challenges of mobile application design triggered ecoCode!