Southfield, MI (PRWEB) September 21, 2011
RIIS LLC, announced that they have developed an interactive iPhone app that gives DTE Energy customers real-time power outage reporting and tracking capabilities.
RIIS, a Southfield-based IT consulting firm specializing in application development, worked with DTE Energy to develop the DTE Energy Outage Center app for iPhone users. Using the app, DTE Energy customers can report power outages; view the status of a reported problem; and explore a map illustrating the number of outages reported throughout the area.
The iPhone app gives users a convenient method to report problems and retrieve updates. It is the latest in a series of outage reporting tools already available on the DTE Energy website.
“The project…offered my team the perfect chance to showcase their user-interface design capabilities and app development skills,” said RIIS president Godfrey Nolan. “The back-end of the app ties directly in to DTE Energy’s databases, and the front-end is simple for consumers to use.”
The DTE Energy Outage Center app can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes App store or Apple.com for free.
RIIS is a growing IT consulting firm, specializing in business application software development. The company’s primary services include accelerated application development through visualization and automation for web and mobile technologies. RIIS serves businesses in the financial, automotive, telecommunications, and healthcare sectors, as well as government organizations. As an iRise® alliance partner, RIIS creates solutions simulated on the iRise platform before development, improving quality and speeding time-to-market. RIIS was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan.
DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include Detroit Edison, an electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan; MichCon, a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan; and other non-utility energy businesses focused on gas storage and pipelines, unconventional gas production, power and industrial projects, and energy trading.