By Joe Thomas
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The Utah Air application employs Utah Division of Air Quality's new air quality alert system that consists of action alerts, represented by three basic symbols that signify the voluntary or mandatory actions (e.g., carpooling, wood burning) the public needs to adhere to the current pollution levels, and health guidance, based on the EPA’s Air Quality Index (AQI) that helps determine how the highest pollution level of the day will affect people with various health conditions.
Utah residents can check into the app daily to know when not to use wood and coal burning stoves or fireplaces, the best times to exercise outdoors, or make one consolidated trip for errands based on current conditions and trends. The three-day forecast can help individuals plan ahead to adjust their travel plans or work schedule to avoid adding harmful emissions during winter inversions or during the summer Ozone season.
What's New in Version 2.11
I'm not sure what the previous reviewers are complaining about. Perhaps they don't know that Hawthorn is in SLC? I found the app straightforward and easy to use. Plus, it's free. Come on people!
The process of leaving a review seems really flawed, at least on my iPhone. If the nickname you choose is already taken your review is erased and as a new screen is brought up. Maybe this has happened to others and for that reason there aren't many reviews...
Useful, but needs work.
1) Should allow you to set a default location. I live in SLC. Frustrating that I have to scroll through 4 counties to get to mine.
2) Should display all pertinent info on one screen. Don't like having to hit "info" icon (which isn't obvious), then scroll, to move from ozone to PM2.5 and then again to move from PM2.5 to seasonal pollutants, and then yet again to get back to ozone. At the least, these should be swipeable. At best all on one screen.
3) Spelling errors are rampant. I mean really, "Forcast"?
I like it
I found this app very user friendly and informative. Much better than the web site with more information and more pleasant looking. Everything I need to know.
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Oct 15, 2015
- Version: 2.11
- Size: 4.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Joe Thomas
- © 2013 National Center for Automotive Science and Technology at Weber State University
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.