App Turns Air Pollution into a Game
Steer clear of air toxins with the help of a cutely designed phone tool
The air pollution app concept, despite its purpose, is extremely adorable. To explain the odd approach, the app’s Chinese creator Hélène Ly shares:
The aim is to erase the ‘hospital feeling’ of wearing a mask and give tips, some basics daily learning (little challenges) of how to reduce your own impact (single and collective) on the environment.
One of the most important features of the app is using air pollution and weather forecasts to notify the user of the need for air pollution masks. These cheap masks are widely used in China. The masks will be tweaked with a Bluetooth device so the app will know if you are actually wearing your mask.