PHOENIX - The Maricopa County Air Quality Department’s Clean Air Make More mobile application has been downloaded more than 5,000 times since its launch in Sept. 2012.
The app, which is Maricopa County’s first mobile app, has also recently been upgraded for iPhone 5 compatibility, giving even more residents access to information on how to reduce air pollution.
Recognizing that many Maricopa County residents typically spend more time on their smartphones and tablets than any other device, the Air Quality Department developed the Clean Air Make More app to provide a resource that allows residents to easily access real-time information about the air they breathe.
“The popularity of the app confirms that residents are just as concerned about the quality of our air as we are,” Maricopa County Air Quality Department Director Bill Wiley said. “The mobile app is ideal for reaching our more mobile audience.”
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 on iTunes for iPhone and iPad and on Google Play for Android. Current users of the app will receive a notification that the update is available, and they can visit their respective app stores to download the update. Apple users who download the update will receive all future update notifications within the app and will not have to visit the app store for updates moving forward.
To learn more about the Maricopa County Air Quality Department and the Clean Air Make More initiative, visit www.CleanAirMakeMore.com, and connect on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information contact: Bob Huhn – (602) 506-6713 desk / (602) 526-7307 cell
About Clean Air Make More
Clean Air Make More is an educational outreach initiative created to inform Maricopa County residents about air pollution challenges we face in the county and provide them with the tools they need to take action. Created by the Maricopa County Air Quality Department and funded through fines collected from air quality violations, the primary focus of Clean Air Make More is to reduce the number of days this region exceeds the federal health standard for air pollution. This site provides Maricopa County residents with information on the air quality forecast, current restrictions, no burn day restrictions, air quality news, upcoming events and ways to reduce air pollution. For more information visit the website at www.CleanAirMakeMore.com, or to download the app visit www.CleanAirMakeMore.com/app.
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