Blueair has released the Android version of its air pollution warning application, gathering real-time air pollution information from a host of monitoring stations in cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata directly to Android mobile devices.
“The Blueair air pollution App provides Indian smart phone users an early warning system that gives them the opportunity to take precautions against heavily polluted air,” said Vijay Kannan, Head of Blueair India.
Noting that 90 per cent of smartphones sold in India are powered by Google’s Android system, Mr. Kannan said the Android App release comes at a time when millions of people are being diagnosed with breathing and skin health issues related to pollution from cars, trucks and buses, industrial production and construction.
The application provides hourly updates about street level air pollution in key cities to help people enhance their health and wellness. The Blueair AQ Monitor rates urban air quality on a scale from zero (good) to 500 (hazardous) – and is updated regularly throughout the day.
“A major problem has been people’s inability to detect what is in the air they are breathing, but the Blueair air quality Android app helps address that by giving people the chance to finally monitor how serious their air quality is in real time and do something about it to protect their health and wellbeing,” Mr. Kannan said.