Created by researchers and students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Human Ecology, MyEarth is an application that helps you to track your energy usage and savings.
Choose activities to perform, check your progress, and track your total impact!
- Development team -
John Meurer - Lead Engineer
Victor Tavares - Mobile Engineer
Lance Hartung - Migration Engineer
Andy Stevens - Envirometrics Lead
- Advisement -
Nancy Wong - Professor of Human Ecology
Suman Banerjee - Professor of Computer Science
This product is also based on software first developed by Sulabh Agarwal and Kevin Kamel, who gave us full access to their software and codebase. Their contributions are greatly appreciated.
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This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Bug fix for users with more than 1000 activities completed
Ratings and Reviews
Good idea, may need improvements
I think that an app to track individual’s carbon footprint is a great idea, especially because this is a growing issue that is continuing to gain more awareness. People are now realizing how much their actions are having a detrimental effect on the environment. A majority of people know that their actions are harmful, yet they don’t know what they can do to help the problem. This app provides a great resource to educate people on the impacts of their decisions and what they can do to help.
One problem with this app however, is that it may grow tedious to use. It’s a great idea, but having to constantly take time out of busy schedules to individually enter in all the data will grow tiresome. There may need to be improvements made to make this process easier, otherwise it is likely that use will be high when first downloaded and then steadily taper off.
My Earth Feedback
I used the My Earth app for over a month and the features helped me become more aware of my daily water, electricity, reducing, and travel practices. I became more conscious of my energy decisions throughout the week and made more of an effort to eliminate waste. I never realized how easy it could be to cut back on water and electricity usage. This app helps you realize the negative impact that your actions can have on the environment. I challenged myself to cut back each day and tried to improve my personal practices. Overall, this app is a great tool if you want to analyze your energy savings and do your part to be a waste eliminator.
MyEarth App Review
This is a great app for anyone to have on their phone that wants to track their carbon savings. There is many helpful tools to help people understand what they can do to help the environment. It is also a great idea that people can track and see the impact they are making. Making small changes everyday can really help the environment in the long run. I liked how the app was a fun and interactive, it made me want to keep using it more and continue to track my savings! The only thing that gave me trouble was the navigation through the app, but after playing around with it for a while I got the hang of it!
The developer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Shared Apps, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- University of Wisconsin-Madison Shared Apps
- 34.4 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
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