Smoke Sense Study Mobile App Design and Development
The app interacts with users through weekly notifications, quizzes, and a badge reward system. STI also developed the Smoke Sense Application Program Interface (API) and database to transmit and store data. The app updates air quality information hourly, fire data two to four times a day, and smoke data once or twice a day.
Data collected through the app is anticipated to help EPA researchers determine how smoke from fires impacts public health and productivity, and develop communication strategies to warn at-risk populations and communities about unsafe levels of smoke due to wildfires.