name of the application

Air Now


author(s), year


short description of the application (one-two sentences)

EPA application for real-time air quality information that people can use to protect their health when planning their daily activities


status of deployment (for example: real-life project, testing, demonstration,…)


target population

general, public transportation, users, car drivers, truck drivers, children, cyclists,…

general public

software type

open-source (in order to make unique campaigns) or proprietary software

proprietary software

mode of operation

stationary, portable, wearable, …

mobile application, data from official stations


who can launch a campaign


air quality sensing technologies

which type of sensors or methodes are used to obtain air quality measurements. “Direct” methods refer to devoted sensing devices bought and used by the costumer, “indirect” methods to data collection methods from offial air quality networks

air quality data from official monitoring stations

other sensing technologies

for example meteorological data, positioning data, …


quantitative: what kind of data is measured

speed, distance, noise, location,…


what type of qualitative data is gathered


what kind of data is calculated

CO², cost, health, … / What is the basis of calculation (e.g. reference database, European guidelines for external costs, etc.)

AQI, health info provided per index category

reporting method

which reporting method is used (for example: website or directly on the smartphone’s app, heat maps, dashboard, and/or reports)

mobile application


method of reporting (visualisation) of the collected data (qualitative representation can be a red or a green light, a text explaining the progress, while quantitative representation consists of numbers or statistics

The app will allow users to get location-specific reports on current air quality and air quality forecasts for both ozone and fine particle pollution (PM2.5). Air quality maps from the AIRNow website provide visual depictions of current and forecast air quality nationwide, and a page on air quality-related health effects explains what actions people can take to protect their health at different AQI levels, such as “code orange.”


self-monitoring, gamification, rewards, social networks,…

self-monitoring, activity planning

applicability of results

are the results useable for policy-makers and how can they obtain this information?



gaps and limitations of the campaign or application



other important remarks for the review, links to other projects,


quantitative data source

air quality measurements with own device (direct) OR air quality data from official stations or other installed air quality networks (indirect) OR both


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