3 Dec 12

Zingy makes his debut with latest EDF Energy app

EDF Energy will tomorrow launch the latest version of its app*. The company is building on its existing UK-first photo meter reading function with a new star addition.

From tomorrow, customers and non-customers will be able to play with EDF Energy’s popular Zingy character, made famous by recent advertising campaigns. They’ll be able to make Zingy dance to some well known tunes, and also take and share pictures featuring Zingy. He’ll even play in the snow over the Christmas period.

Martin Stead, Marketing Director at EDF Energy, said: "Following an overwhelming response from the nation to our new brand character, Zingy, we're delighted to be adding a new feel-good feature to our popular iPhone app.

“Zingy fans will now be able to interact with their very own Zingy, shoot their own print ads, and share their creations with friends. Everyone can download the app, whether they are a customer or not. Customers will also be able to use our services including the UK's first and only photo-meter technology which is the easiest way to submit a meter reading, and play Thank Yous, EDF Energy's customer rewards scheme."

The Zingy feature adds to the unique photo meter reading capability which allows customers to take a photo of their electricity or gas meter and submit the image directly to EDF Energy. The customer’s account is then automatically updated which ensures they are being billed correctly based on their level of actual usage rather than on estimates.

Further to this, the app also already allows customers to access EDF Energy’s instant reward scheme, Thank Yous. The scheme enables customers to receive at least one Thank You every month and range from special, celebratory experiences to money off electricty bills and discounts off top brands.

*The app is currently available for Apple products and will be available to other android phones and tablets soon.