STI designed, developed, and continues to operate the SMAQMD’s SpareTheAir.com website and Air Alert email notification system. Features include an easy-to-use air quality forecast display on the home page, an AQI calculator, Air Alert information, and administrator tools for managing website content. Additional software was developed to update a Twitter feed with the SMAQMD air quality forecasts.
STI also developed a mobile application to display regional air quality information. The Sacramento Region Air Quality app for iOS and Android is available free from app stores. The app includes push notification functionality to alert users of potential unhealthy ozone concentrations as part of the Spare The Air summertime forecasting program. It also provides Check Before You Burn information for the Sacramento, California, region.
SMAQMD has also retained STI to provide ozone and PM2.5 air quality forecasting and air alerts since 1996. This work included developing software that generates real-time ozone maps and distributes this information to the public.