The data for Noida, where I live, is reported wrong every day! There are two monitoring stations here. I compared the value being reported by each against the value report by this app and realised that the app is merely adding the values being reported by both the stations and hence displaying values for PM2.5 & PM10 which are actually DOUBLE of the real value! Very disappointing!
The app is flawed because the information is based on a very limited number of data points, because there are not enough monitoring stations to give sufficient resolution. Therefore the whole of the city where I live is coloured green all of the time whereas we know that someone living in proximity to a major freeway on the leeward side is exposed to higher pollution than someone living far away from any pollution sources. The forecast is also unable to predict peaks in pollution, the line looks the same everyday. It's a great idea and a nice interface but the app doesn't deliver on its promise.
Wow! This is amazing! I use 4 other apps, which report against specific air quality indexes that the American Environmental Protection Agency thinks are currently dangerous: Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5, PM 10, ozone, Sulpher Dioxide, Nitrogen Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide. And I've checked out others. But when the others report Good, Plume sometimes reports Very High Pollution. It would be helpful if Plume at least qualified the results with what factors are used, in order to arrive at the resulting designation. Not the recipe; just the ingredients. If it's not just the toxic elements, what is it? Also, I suggest hiring a professional software tester and fixing the bugs they find. And a professional software Documentation expert with an English degree.
for where I live I prefer aqi ... (most of the time constant levels above what's healthy so the different sport icons make no difference, they're just depressing). If observations are correct, it's good to have both pm2.5 and 10 and nox though.
I can see the potential of the app once the air quality monitor Flow is available. Until then it is useful to see the public monitoring of different air quality stations around Europe, though South Eastern Europe is not yet covered properly.
Excellent app, I have tried several, some only give major cities others disagree with reliable sources. This seems very accurate, easy to use and you can add any locations you want to compare. Best to change the index key to the standard European index for comparison on the settings in my opinion.
We've gone global. Plume Labs' air quality forecasting app is now available for every city on Earth.
That's right. In one big push we've jumped from 430 cities covered in the app to hundreds of thousands—even small towns without official monitoring stations.
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