EPAs AIRNow is an application for Android that helps you to check out how polluted the environment around you is and protect your health.
First of all, it is important to notice that this app shows you information about cities that are located in the United States of America, as it is developed by the Environmental Protection Agency of this country.
Once it is installed, you are required to provide access to your location or manually enter the name of the city you are currently in or its ZIP code. You can add more then one city and choose between them in the Places tab.
After you have been logged in, you can use all the functions of the application. You do not have to create a profile and complete registration.
How it works
On the home screen of the app, you can see the Daily Forecast that shows the quality of air for today and for two next days.
You can tap on it and see detailed information. It is possible to know the level of primary pollutant and Ozone condition. As you can see, the way it works reminds of Weather Severe Storm Alerts and other similar apps but the main purpose is different.
There is also a link that leads to the discussion of the forecast, where you can see the opinions of other people and share yours.
The app uses the tool that is called Air Quality Index or AQI and you can find a detailed explanation of the way it works in the corresponding tab.
- provides you with the opportunity to know the level of air pollution in the city you live in;
- it is possible to add more than one place to follow;
- only people who are currently situated in the United States can use it;
- there is a forecast for three days available;
- it uses the tool called AQI and explains to you how it works;
- free download for Android.