Abstract: Automatic meter reading is an Application designed for collecting consumption automatically, and status data from utility meters (electricity) and transferring data to a central database for billing. This is an application which will help you to monitor your consumption of e.g. electricity. You may have savings in your budget if you track your monthly consumption of energy. The Application is built essentially to track the energy usage and accessing the electricity data which can result in better management electricity. Enabling accurate data stored, analysed and provided to a customer on demand. This Application is used in utility meters for collecting the data which is needed for billing purposes.

Keywords: Android, OCR, Handheld device, Android based meter reader.