EPA's AirNow mobile app provides a simple interface for quickly checking current
and forecast air quality information for planning daily activities and
protecting your health. The app automatically displays the current AQI (Air
Quality Index) for your local area or any area you wish to c...
Great App for Running
I use this app to check the air quality (in the United States) before I run outsider. I think this is a must have app for anyone who lives in a large city, where the air is sometimes hazing and potentially full of particulates. The interface is ugly, but the app does exactly what I want to do, giving me the information I want immediately without hassle. Thanks for this app!
Grossly inaccurate app
As this review is being written, the sun is bright red, the air is as dark as during the solar eclipse in western Washington. This area is being hit hard by wildfire smoke from every which direction. It reeks of smoke/creosote/cooked cheese weenies. EVERYTHING is coated in a fine and coarse extremely visible ash. The air/sky is a thick dark smokers' yellow color, and this app says only 'moderately' bad air quality for the area- and that tomorrow is suppose to be 'good'. To boot, it's suppose to be at 90 today- and probably will be. We aren't expecting some kind of rain or wind change for two more days. If you run your fans or a/c, your units will get clogged with ash. I have asthma- trust me- this app is absolutely not to be trusted. I'd rate zero stars if possible.
AirNow Air Quality App.
When I downloaded this, ~ 6-1-12, it worked great! Lived it! Told all my friends about it! Used it every day until about mid-Jan. 2013 when it completely quit working. Tried reinstalling the app. To no avail. I have lung disease that is made much worse by high levels of particulate matter in the air. It's a hassle to have to go to the web site, look up Tulsa, read through the data to find out what I could get in less than a minute on the iOS app. :-(((( Please fix what is wrong PLEASE!!! I love the website! Use it for deeper info, research etc. I NEED THE APP TO WORK! Thanks.
Helps Me Better Plan My Bike Rides
I love this app. It is clear, concise and easy to read. The location tracker and readings for east coast cities works great. I do wish that they had more monitoring stations available to better track outside of metro areas. I have asthma and use this app to help me track the safest time to ride my bike for 20+ mile distances. I don't leave my home without checking first! Well done, EPA!
Only app I can find the list the heat and pollution separately. Not a fan of location features so that didn't matter to me. I also like that that they list the forecast as well as what the current warning is, since a heat index changes throughout the day. It helps me manage my sons asthma while he is at day care while I'm an hour away work. Love it!
Simple and useful
This has a nice clean interface and quickly puts helpful hourly air quality information in people's hands. I'm excited to see how people will use this info to either change their daily plans or advocate for better air quality. Great job!
Obama era app - not updated - limited utility
This app could have been updated had the EPA not been starved of money since January 2017. It shows its age in its rather primitive design. It is hard to know how frequently the info displayed is updated. I live near one of the sites where air quality is measured, and have not noticed major discrepancies between reported and actual. It’s worth getting if you are near a test site. Otherwise I doubt it.
Quick way to check air quality!
I'm a cyclist and hiker and this app is very helpful for quickly checking air quality when going outside.
Super simple app. It finds your location (closest monitored area...for me 15 miles from home) and gives you an Air Quality Control Index number. Next tab is health info which gives you the definition for each color coded number. Sweet and simple. I verified the numbers online and they have matched.
App is out of date
EPA needs to update the app for the current IOS. The app has great potential to advise people on the air quality in their current location. The use of this app can help people who are susceptible to respiratory issues as well as non-susceptible people who like to be conscious of the air quality for recreational purposes. Schools, hospitals, outdoor employment and recreational agencies/facilities, etc. will be able to advise people on air quality and outdoor activities. EPA, please update this app so it can serve its purpose.
Needs an update
I'm really glad this app exists, it serves as a valuable resource for those wishing to limit their exposure to particulates and other pollution in the United States when exercising outdoors. That said, the app is really out of date, and wasn't really the best designed app to begin with; it could really use an update and a bit of love. I hope the EPA looks at these reviews and actually does something about this app to improve it.
WARNING: DO NOT DOWNLOAD! This App is Beyond Repair!
I am interested in this app because of the poor air quality in my area. I was led to it via the EPA's website. According to the local news, tmrw we will be experiencing an "Ozone Action Day" and since I have respiratory problems, I thought it'd be nice to have an app with air quality info as I rarely watch television. But the app is completely broken. Not only will it not completely install, I CANNOT DELETE IT EITHER. PLEASE DO SOMETHING AND GET THIS GARBAGE OFF OF MY PHONE PRONTO!!!!
Gives me valuable info when i need it! Let's hope the far right in congress doesn't destroy the EPA and keep info like this from the public!
So much easier!
Much better/faster than loading the website on my phone everyday. Thanks! 😄
Works great, found my city information. Great app and just what I was looking for.
Yes. EPA AIRNow is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 243 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 2.9/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for EPA AIRNow Is 33.1/100.
Yes. EPA AIRNow is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 243 EPA AIRNow User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for EPA AIRNow Is 33.1/100.
EPA AIRNow works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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