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.
AirRater now available in the NT!
This version also includes:
* New user interface with improved graphs, environmental indicators, and map controls
* Simpler symptom reporting (including better handling of historical reports)
* New map icons
* Faster environmental queries
* Apparent temperature (how the temperature feels)
* Conditions at your current location now visible in the Locations tab
* Simpler settings and help
Ratings and Reviews
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. 👍
Unable to use anonymously?
Installed and chose not to register - I just wanted so see the maps of pollen etc. when I had accepted EULA app took me to map page but none of the 3 data sets pollen etc were available so the map was empty.
I assume I have to register or provide personal details or something but it appears the app can not be used passively to monitor env quality without registering and sharing personal data. Or I just can't get it to work...
Re-downloaded to try again No joy. Have screen grab of map to show what I am seeing. Will send to dev
Developer Response ,
Really sorry to hear you had a problem with the app on Friday, we had some last minute technical issues that might have caused issues for some users. Can you please fully close down the app (https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201330) and re-open and try again and let us know if it is fixed or if you are still having problems?
Many thanks and again, apologies!
I have had this app for 6 days now. I am already getting an idea of how it will help me to manage allergies without having to rely on drugs or seclusion. I'm impressed with the various pollen data graphs. It's still a bit clunky to use but I will stick with it to help with the research as well as to learn my triggers. I live the alarms when there is high particulate count!
- Chris Lucani
- 50.9 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2016 University of Tasmania
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.