Plume Labs: Air Quality App 4+

Air Pollution & Fresh Air

Plume Labs

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.7 • 9.3K Ratings
    • Free

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Plume Labs gives you real-time pollution levels in your area, and around the globe. Get live street-by-street pollution maps for the world’s major urban areas, and detailed information about how air quality will evolve over the next 72 hours—just like a weather forecast.

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It’s air pollution information you can act on—73% of our surveyed users say Plume Labs helped them make changes in their daily habits to breathe cleaner air, no matter where they were!

The Plume Labs: Air Quality App works all over the world. Our top team of data and atmospheric scientists has built a worldwide air quality forecasting system using a wide variety of data sources. This includes satellite imagery, atmospheric simulations, traffic and emissions datasets, all coming together to give you the most accurate air quality info out there.

We’ve got you covered wherever you go in the world.


DETAILED MAPS: Live, street-by-street air quality maps give you detailed information about pollution levels on each street, in real time! Find the best route to work, pick the cleanest parks for a playdate—it’s all there in a stunning, easy-to-read map.

LIVE, HISTORICAL, AND FORECAST DATA: Plume Labs gives you real-time, city-by-city data for the most important pollutants - NO2, PM2.5, PM10, and O3. Look ahead with a 72 hour forecast. Analyze the past with up to 6 months of historical data!

HYPER-LOCAL INFO: Street-level pollution information is at your fingertips—pick your places, get the forecasts, drill into the maps! Studies have shown that access to this type of air pollution information can help you reduce your exposure by up to 50%.

CLEAN-AIR COACHING: Plume Labs gives you tips and tricks for finding clean air while running, cycling, having fun at the playground, and eating outdoors. Your clean-air coach will keep you up-to-date with just the right notifications.

Morning Report: 7AM overview of the current day

Evening Report: 7PM forecast of the day to come

Smart Notifications: Intelligent alerts warn you of pollution peaks and tell you when the air is clean.


Awesome app! A must have if you care about your health and city.

Great app one of a kind. Air quality monitoring app in a class of its own

It helps a lot to know when pollution is high. I always have medical breathing issues that I need to be careful of. Thanks for the help!


HuffingtonPost: "Beat the pollution with the Plume Air app."

Evening Standard: "This pollution app tells you when it's 'safest' to go outside."

TechCrunch: "A pragmatic approach to air pollution. Strikes the right balance between providing insightful information about air pollution and not being too complicated."

What’s New

Version 3.3.4

This new version includes a few technical improvements and minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
9.3K Ratings

9.3K Ratings

keokecandy ,

Amazing Air💨App

Last night I forwarded the Plume AQI Alert Warning to T&M (my family in Ft Thomas, KY).

Here's their reply this morning:

We’ve been sneezing 🤧

I've been using Plume over two years & elated when it displayed Moderate AQI at the time I was experiencing breathing problems outdoors (I do have asthma), but not really bothered until then. I thought it was my imagination or something else but delighted when Plume validated my poor breathing. I've been using it ever since, including determining best time to garden, walk, etc. I am extremely pleased with Plume & have highly recommend it to family & friends, especially with asthma & allergies.
Sadly my asthma Speciliast wasn't aware or interested in Plume when I tried describing how helpful it has been last couple of years. I'm taking him Report printouts & info on my next visit as I believe they should be telling their patients about it, instead of others way around. I treasure this app. I do have one request please. I can no longer bring up world view, (moving the map around), viewing varying degrees of AQI,especially in Middle East which had very poor AQI. Behold sat Israel with abundance of fresh air! Can you please bring back World View? Thank you for this amazing air app.

Dextyrio ,

No longer any reason to keep

I used to be a happy Plume app user and now all that is gone. Don’t be mislead by the high rating, which this app is riding on the basis of the old version before its redesign for the worse. It always had wildly inaccurate information, but at least the ‘North Africa-through-Asia-black-belt’ on the full World Pollution Map it displayed gave you a conversation starter at parties. Now, the UI/aesthetic look has been refreshed whereas overall UX has tanked into this being just a sales platform for their indicators without which Plume can never get to data accuracy. I worry for Plume because it’s in a “no man’s land” and so succeeding in neither direction. It needs to squarely decide: is it a data company or a hardware company? Are we its customers OR its data providers? If the latter, for such an ambitious project as distributed world pollution tracking, it needs to figure out how to get the AQ sensors into people’s hands for free: either gift them with VC or grant money, or work towards a handset standard so people’s phones include these sensors built in. If the former, it needs to rethink its hardware focus from tracking to aggregating 3rd party AQ data which remains more accurate, and maybe deliver more value like gamify things like Niantic did with indoor mapping and Pokemon Go.

KC3M ,

Everyone should be using this APP

I've been using Plume for almost a year and have introduced it to many people who were not aware of how important it is to monitor AQI especially when you have young children. My children also use this App on their own now.
I love the new improvements and the ease of use. As an outdoor athlete it has helped me tremendously in managing the quality and amount of time I spend outside over the last year which in turn has impacted my health and the health of my family. I highly recommend.

App Privacy

The developer, Plume Labs, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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