name of the application

World Air Quality



author(s), year



short description of the application (one-two sentences)

real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) voor meer dan 2000 plaatsen op het vasteland van China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, India, Maleisië, Thailand, Zuid-Korea en Japan, en voor meer dan 6000 plaatsen wereldwijd, diverse gegevensbronnen (Europa, Amerika en het Midden-Oosten)



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, …

smartphone app



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

data gathering and visualization from measurment stations


other sensing technologies

for example meteorological data, positioning data, …



quantitative: what kind of data is measured

speed, distance, noise, location,…

PM2.5, PM10, NOx, Ozone, CO, SO2, meteo


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.)

real-time air quality index, air quality forecast for the next 8 days


reporting method

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

app and website



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

graph, maps, forecasts



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

self-monitoring: obtain info about outdoor air quality in your neaghbourhood, (preliminar) exposure assessment


applicability of results

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

yes, data from official monitoring stations are used for policy. Unknown whether additional data from usage of the application is obtained and further used for policy,



gaps and limitations of the campaign or application




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

identical/similar versions are available for specific countries and cities, eg. Bejing Air Quality, Chendu Air Quality, Shangai Air Quality, China Air Quality


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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