The Maricopa County Air Quality Department has launched the Clean Air Make More mobile application, which provides air quality forecasts, air quality restrictions, and the ability to report an air quality problem. The app is free to download and is available in the Apple app store and Google Play, as well as at www.CleanAirMakeMore.com/app.
Recognizing that many Maricopa County residents typically spend more time on their smartphones and tablets than any other device – a 2012 Google study* found more consumers use a mobile phone than any other device – the Air Quality Department developed the Clean Air Make More app to provide a resource where residents could most readily access real-time information about the air they breathe.
Awareness of air quality restrictions and information is critical to Maricopa County residents, and this mobile app enhances the Air Quality Department’s ability to give residents the information they need to protect their health. Users have instantaneous access to the most up-to-date air quality forecast information, and can rely on the app for the most current air quality restrictions. The Clean Air Make More app is Maricopa County’s first mobile app, and a great way for all county citizens to educate themselves about the air they breathe.
The Clean Air Make More app allows users to have instantaneous access to the most up-to-date forecast information, while serving as a reliable resource on current air quality restrictions with three days of air quality forecasts, from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ); the same service that updates CleanAirMakeMore.com with daily air quality forecasts.
The Clean Air Make More app features:
- Air quality forecast for three days, including ozone, carbon monoxide, PM-10 and PM 2.5 levels
- Air quality index levels (good, moderate, unhealthy for sensitive groups, unhealthy, very unhealthy and hazardous) and definitions
- Air quality restrictions (wood burning, leaf blower use, off-road vehicle use)
- “Report a violation” option, similar to what is found on CleanAirMakeMore.com, where users can report an air quality violation or a smoking vehicle
- Additional ways to stay in touch with the Air Quality Department for news, tips and other ways to improve air quality: www.CleanAirMakeMore.com, Facebook and Twitter
The Clean Air Make More app is free to download and use and is available for from iTunes for iPhone and iPad and from Google Play for Android. To learn more about the Maricopa County Air Quality Department and the Clean Air Make More initiative, visit www.CleanAirMakeMore.com
*2012 Google study data available at: http://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/insights/library/studies/trends-in-digital-device-and-internet-usage-2012/