AirCasting | Air Quality

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About this app

AirCasting is an open-source environmental data visualization platform that consists of an Android app and online mapping system. The application collects measurements from HabitatMap’s AirBeam and other health and environmental monitoring devices and relays it to the maps. With thousands of AirBeams measuring particulate matter worldwide and over a billion data points, the AirCasting platform is one of the largest open-source databases of community-collected air quality measurements ever created. By documenting and leveraging health and environmental data to inform personal decision-making and public policy, the AirCasting platform empowers community-based organizations, educators, academics, regulators, city managers, and citizen scientists to map air pollution and organize for clean air.

AirBeam is a low-cost, palm-sized air quality instrument that measures hyperlocal concentrations of harmful microscopic particles in the air, known as particulate matter, as well as humidity and temperature. The AirBeam measures particulate matter with proven accuracy and when used in conjunction with the AirCasting platform - or a custom solution - helps community-based organizations, educators, academics, regulators, city managers, and citizen scientists map air pollution and organize for clean air.

The AirBeam measures harmful microscopic air particles (particulate matter), humidity, and temperature. In mobile mode, the AirBeam can be worn to capture personal exposures. In fixed mode, it can be installed indoors or outdoors - it’s weather resistant and doesn’t need a shelter - to keep tabs on pollution levels in your home, office, backyard, or neighborhood 24/7.

HabitatMap is an environmental technology non-profit building open-source, free, and low-cost environmental monitoring and data visualization solutions. Our tools empower organizations and citizen scientists to measure pollution and advocate for equitable solutions to environmental health issues. We focus on low-income communities and communities of color living with disproportionate environmental burdens.

AirCasting is an open source project. You can access the code repositories for the AirCasting Android app and the AirCasting web app through GitHub.
Updated on
Feb 29, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
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Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

133 reviews
Alireza Shakerdonyavi
February 15, 2024
It's a great device but lately when i start any session(fixed or mobile) it doesnt record any data and it immidietly goes to the standalone mode..the fan of the device works so i dont think there is any problem with the device...can anyone guide me on how i can fix this?
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February 15, 2024
Please do the following: 1) Turn your AirBeam off, plug it into a computer using the original USB cable that the AirBeam3 came with and allow it to charge for at least 24 hrs. 2) Uninstall and reinstall the AirCasting app. 3) Turn your mobile device off and then back on. If after taking these steps the problem persists, please follow up via email.
December 17, 2021
You can see values if you're watching them in real time, but if you want to go look back at previous sessions you've recorded, the graph doesn't work. Also, it can't seem to find 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi so you can only use it over Bluetooth if you don't use cellular.
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January 12, 2022
Our technical team has solved this problem. Please update your app to the latest version. If you have other problems, please contact us at
Arthur Ostaszewski
July 20, 2021
when it works ..most of the time...its really fantastic....great ability to customize scale...nice feature to export, share, and send a link to your project....july 2021
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July 27, 2021
Thanks for your review Arthur. We're happy to hear you like the AirCasting app : ) Please note that we released an update to the AirCasting app today. The new version (v2.0.13) implements a Bluetooth auto-reconnect feature to improve the stability of the Bluetooth connection between the app and the AirBeam.

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