Best Free Environmental Apps for Android
We’ve made a post on the best free environmental apps for the iPhone, now it’s time to see the best eco apps in Android. As of October 2011, Android had 300,000 applications available. This number is growing daily mainly due to independent developers who create apps for almost every kind of function and need. Today there are hundreds of environmental apps for Android smartphone and tablet users. A majority of these applications are low-cost if not free. Check out some of our favorite free Environmental Apps for Android available for download:
Eco Buzz Widget Guaranteed to make your friends “green” with envy, Eco Buzz gives regular updates on the hottest environmental news. Climate change, the latest environmentally friendly cars, and green products are some of the news it feeds to your Android device periodically. Users rave about its clean interface as well as the quick updates – some claim it updates as often as every five minutes.
SmartPlanet This app tackles diverse topics such as sustainability, transport, and design among others. It brings the latest headlines on groundbreaking ideas on science and technology as well as innovations to your Android device with a click.
Energy Saving Tips and Tricks Designed specifically for the newly convert on green living, it educates primarily on how to save energy. It gives insightful tips and demonstrates them with clear, simple examples. It contains information on solar, hydro, as well as kinetic energy.
Solar Power Again with the new green convert as target, this app starts off with an informative introduction to solar power. It also includes electricity saving green technology and helpful information on solar and wind power device installations.
Environmental Calendar Don’t want to miss annual environmental conferences in your area? Or are you worrying about forgetting your pet environmental day (Wetland Day, Heritage Day, Animal Welfare Day, Earth Day, etc.)? Keep track with the Environmental Calendar app.
GreenITers This app links you to the growing community on eco-innovations and clean tech in Asia. Perfect for the green techie, it features group discussions on alternative energy, electric vehicles, climate change, and the latest on green technology and innovation. As of present it has more than 70,000 followers and members.
Project Noah One of the best in the Android market of environmental applications, Project Noah has won awards for its work on wildlife, organisms, and habitat research. Project Noah allows novices, enthusiasts, and professionals to learn and document individual findings on their natural environment. This app has three modes: Spottings (upload a photograph of a plant or animal with your questions about the species), Location Based Field Guide (see the spottings reported near your area), and Field Missions (specifically designed for environmental labs, groups, and organizations). Project Noah has created a community of citizen scientists harnessing their interest and concern for the natural environment.
Green Square Share your favorite environmentally friendly spots and entice your friends and neighbors to visit with a few personal tips on why you love these green squares.
Green Zone An intriguing app with a “socially oriented gaming platform” as well as “GEO based mobile”, Green Zone encourages people to share information about the environmental health of their current location.
Again, even the best Android developer with his bag of apps can only carry you so far in your green living journey. It is up to every one of us to live up to our commitment – with a little help and encouragement like these free environmental apps for Android.
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