Sonoma Technology worked with the EPA to design, develop, and roll out the new AirNow mobile app
, which is available for free from both the Apple App Store
and the Google Play Store
. Our integrated team of air quality scientists, software engineers, and user interface designers worked to develop and implement the app, which provides a simple interface so users can quickly and easily check current and forecast air quality information.
The app automatically displays the current Air Quality Index (AQI) information for a user’s local area, as well as the forecasted AQI for the next five days. The app also shows current and forecasted AQI for most U.S. cities or zip codes, and users can save favorite areas in the app for quick reference.
The air quality information displayed in the app is the same that is shown on AirNow.gov
, which Sonoma Technology has helped EPA operate and enhance for almost two decades
. The air quality data collected on AirNow.gov comes from hundreds of regulatory monitors stationed across the country that are operated by local air quality agencies. The app also includes the AirNow Fire and Smoke map
, which allows users to quickly see if their region is being impacted by wildfire smoke.
The New York Times Wirecutter review website
named the AirNow app as their top pick for home air quality monitoring. In their review, they noted the AirNow app “…offers you the simplest way to get the info and interpret what it means… AirNow makes it easier for you to understand your local AQI than the other apps do.”
The Sonoma Technology team continues to work with EPA to add new features and functionality to the app.