China Air Quality Index
By FreshIdeas Studio
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Realtime broadcasting air quality information for cities in China.
- Provide data from more than 1200 monitoring stations for over 200 cities.
- Show air quality information from your nearest monitoring station.
- Support data from US Embassy / US Consulate in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Shenyang.
- Detailed weather information: you can check the temperature, wind, humidity, visibility and other information, as well as forecast for the next 24 hours and the coming week. We highlight the wind information for you to determine the future trend of air quality.
- Map mode: check China air quality status in a panoramic view.
- Show realtime air quality index on app icon. Check out the air quality without opening the app.
- When the air pollution increased, we will send you a remind notification.
- New Design, New Experience: For the iPhone and iPad their own characteristics, we designed different UI for each. Lots of original designs present a new experience.
- Historical Data Review: You can view the short-term trends of air pollution index, and check the distribution of air pollution grades for up to 2 years.
- Healthy Advice: According to the current air situation, basic advices are given: whether suitable for outdoor sports, whether need to wear masks. And what protective measures should do when you indoor, do outdoor sports, on traffic, we had more specific suggestion for you.
- Share with friends: You can send current air quality data and screenshot to Friend via Facebook, Twitter, Sina Weibo, Tencent Weibo, SMS via Email.
What's New in Version 5.0
* A completely redesigned interface matching perfectly for your iOS7 device.
- Added detailed weather information. You can check the temperature, wind, humidity, visibility and other information, as well as forecast for the next 24 hours and the coming week. We highlight the wind information for you to determine the future trend of air quality.
- Added display of CO, O3 pollutants.
- Information for Hongkong is updated to comply with the new standard of AQHI.
- Added new capability to sync city list among your devices via iCloud.
- Added portrait interface for iPad.
- Miscellaneous performance improvements and bug fixes.
The new design is not good at all
The updates released in March 2014 doesn't seems to be user friendly.
As we know one of the app design principles is to fully utilize the limited space on the pages. While this update waiting a lot of space by displaying the huge city icons on the home page with very large fonts. This is only good for senior users who wear reading glasses. The older version did much better jobs.
When adding a city, it adds two entries to the list if the US consulate issues AQI in this area, which is good. But on the map, why doesn't it use a different color or icon to distinguish it from the city's observers tags?
Finally there is a bug. If you use the add city option on the upper right corner, when typing your new city name in the search box, the drop down list is overlapped with the existing entries and makes it unreadable. The drop down should use a non-transparent color.
New version is a big step forward
I refer to this app all the time, even when I'm not in China. It's good to see it updated frequently. The new version is definitely a big improvement over the previous one, which was already very useful. Still some minor bugs and scope for future improvement, but I'm happy to give it five stars.
Nice useful app.
I just downloaded this app and find it gives a lot of information clearly and quickly. I just wish it gave the option of displaying the temp in F instead of C.
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- Category: Weather
- Updated: Mar 04, 2014
- Version: 5.0
- Size: 21.4 MB
- Languages: English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Bin Zhang
- © Fresh-Ideas Studio
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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