The AIRNow Android application will provide an increasingly mobile public with real-time air quality information that people can use to protect their health when planning their daily activities

    The app will allow users to get location-specific reports on current air quality and air quality forecasts for both ozone and fine particle pollution (PM2.5). Air quality maps from the AIRNow website provide visual depictions of current and forecast air quality nationwide, and a page on air quality-related health effects explains what actions people can take to protect their health at different AQI levels, such as “code orange.”

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    Users comments for EPA's AIRNow

    Lily Christenson

    by Lily Christenson

    Nov 05, 2017  |  "OK"

    Really a quite terrible mobile app, but their mobile website is user-friendly and has more information. I suggest simply adding a bookmark of the website to your homepage instead of wasting your time on an app.

    Bob Breckenridge

    by Bob Breckenridge

    Nov 01, 2017  |  "Good"

    Should just use Location by default, if granted, rather than requiring manual intervention, every time. Also better if it reported against more than one location, so we can see trending in the area. Also better if it had forecast, like AirVisual. And this app only reports against 2 of the 6 air quality indexes other apps report against.

    Chaz Greene

    by Chaz Greene

    Oct 16, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Looks like 10 year old designed this app.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Oct 15, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Numbers are not accurate.

    Wenatchee Wayne

    by Wenatchee Wayne

    Sep 13, 2017  |  "OK"

    All you see is a nationwide map, and the digital AQI for selected ZIP code. The EPA also created SmokeSense, which is much better visually. You enter your ZIP code, and it shows on a user controlled map that's expandable or collapsible. Other AQI sensor readings are also shown, along with smoke plumes. The plumes are shown in different colors to show their density. Uninstall AIR NOW, and load Smoke Sense! Mo' better!

    John Sadler

    by John Sadler

    Sep 12, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Great data but app was written by the lowest bidder. Poor design.