Do you have asthma, hay fever or another lung condition that impacts your life?
Do you want to have more control over your symptoms?
Do you live in Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory or Northern Territory?
AirRater could help you.
Sometimes you know what’s causing your symptoms, like being with an animal or in a dusty room. However, it’s not always easy to work out what’s making your symptoms worse, or even why they go away. Environmental conditions such as air quality and weather can have a major impact, even though they are hard for you to see.
By using measurements of air quality, such as temperature, air pollution and pollen, AirRater helps you work out what environmental triggers make your symptoms get worse.
You can use AirRater to track your asthma and allergy symptoms. AirRater can help you work out which environmental triggers are causing these symptoms, providing you with information for your location. You can even get alerts when your triggers are high. This lets you plan your activities according to the air quality around you.
Register today and benefit from the key features of AirRater, including:
* Up-to-date air pollution, pollen (where available) and temperature readings across Australia
* Individualised alerts for your symptom triggers
* Reports showing the relationship between your symptoms and the environment
AirRater is also a research project that will allow investigators to better understand and respond to the health impacts of air pollution. You may be asked to complete a survey helping with this research.
Funded by Sense-T, AirRater was developed by researchers at the University of Tasmania, through collaboration with the Tasmanian Environmental Protection Agency, CSIRO, ANU and the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services.
Please note that AirRater uses your GPS in the background to assess air quality as you move from location to location. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
New in 3.6.3:
- Ability to hide the Air Quality Explainer link on the My Locations page
- Ability to toggle the current location information on the My Locations page
- Better handling of location services
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Great app particularly given current situation in Oz
This is a great app particularly with the bushfires in many parts of Australia. I have a couple of minor improvement suggestions:
* ability to change the order of locations when you’ve added more than one
* display of the currency of the data for each location i.e. when the sensor last updated it’s reading or when the app last retrieved the reading from the sensor, which ever is older (this could perhaps be configurable so those that aren’t interested in this information can disable it being displayed)
* inclusion of a lock screen widget so you don’t have to unlock your phone and open the app to display the current value and rating of your chosen sensor(s) in your chosen location(s)
Helpful app. Reliable data. UI is a bit clunky.
This is a very helpful app with good quality, reliable data. It has been especially useful during bushfire season as the air quality changes quickly.
A few small suggestions for improvements:
1. It would be good to know the time and location of the reading that is displayed. For example, the air quality might be getting noticeably worse but the app shows a reading that seems ok. If we could see that it was an old reading that would be helpful.
2. The graph is also really useful but a bit hard to access. Perhaps add a link on the main menu at the bottom for easier access?
3. there are a few bugs to iron out. For example, sometimes it seems to reset and I have to re-register. Also, the onscreen keyboard gets hidden when trying to type the name of a location to save (iPhone 11 iOS 13).
4. Overall there could be some other general UI improvements to make it a bit sleeker. There are other apps in the App Store that are much easier on the eye but don’t have the same quality reliable data that’s locally sourced. Perhaps you could borrow some UI ideas from those apps? In the same vein I think you could come up with a better app icon!
Thanks again for a great app.
Great app, works well with very useful information..seems to be updated and fairly accurate (I watched smoke drift over and soon after the pollution count rose). Only complaint I have is I can’t seem to reset the location...I keep having to type in a new search instead of it just going to my current location. This may be a user issue. Otherwise very useful. 👍
- Chris Lucani
- 67 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2020 University of Tasmania
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.