Software startup that addresses smartphone battery drain joins Alchemist Accelerator

October 2, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Mobile Enerlytics LLC, a software startup based on Purdue University technology, has been chosen as one of 16 teams to participate in the next class of the Alchemist Accelerator program, beginning Dec. 3.

The Alchemist Accelerator program is designed to assist startups whose revenue comes from enterprises rather than consumers. Y. Charlie Hu, CEO and co-founder of Mobile Enerlytics, said the company will grow stronger by participating in the program.

"We have released several products, which means one of the next steps in our development is to grow our customer base," he said. "Alchemist Accelerator has several reputable mentors whom we will work with to address this critical need. The program also has a large network of highly esteemed early adopters."

Hu said Mobile Enerlytics is developing software that could extend the life of smartphone batteries.

"Our energy analytics of apps running on thousands of phones in the wild has shown many popular apps are inefficient in their energy drain," said Hu, who also is a professor in Purdue's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. "One of our products is patent-pending software called Eprof that helps developers to reduce app energy drain by diagnosing energy hotspots in an app's source code. We are working with early adopters to use Eprof in their app development process, and have found energy reductions in some app usage scenarios as much as 80 percent."

Mobile Enerlytics recently conducted a large-scale study of smartphones in everyday use by consumers in partnership with Purdue and Intel Corp. The findings were presented at the ACM MobiCom 2015 conference in Paris. The team created HUSH, a software that can reduce daily battery drain on Android smartphones by 16 percent. HUSH has been open sourced in GitHub and actively ported to Android versions by the Android development community.

Mobile Enerlytics exclusively licensed Purdue technology through the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization, and was one of more than 20 startups launched in the 2014 fiscal year. A video about Mobile Enerlytics is available at

Hu said the company soon will launch an initiative for mobile application vendors.

"Our goal is to ask app vendors to send us their code, and our challenge at Mobile Enerlytics will be to find an optimization that will reduce the energy drain by at least 30 percent," he said.

About Mobile Enerlytics LLC

Mobile Enerlytics is an Indiana-based technology company with the mission of developing technologies that extend smartphone battery life by enabling energy-centric mobile app design. Mobile Enerlytics develops software that empowers smartphone users with access to energy-efficient apps and empowers app developers to pinpoint energy bottlenecks of mobile apps and to reduce their energy footprint. 

Purdue Research Park contact: Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, 

Source: Y. Charlie Hu, 

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