Smell Pittsburgh 4+

Illah Nourbakhsh

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 17 Ratings
    • Free



Smell Pittsburgh is a mobile phone app designed to engage Pittsburgh residents in tracking pollution odors across our region. The app also includes a map-view showing smell reports submitted in the area on a given date. This allows residents to track where odors are frequently concentrated, and link those smell events to poor air quality in, or upwind from, those areas.

What’s New

Version 2.4.0

Add compatibility for latest iOS versions.
Some styling changes to side menu and buttons.
Added Community Guidelines page.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Masmalles ,

Pittsburgh stinks

I like having somewhere to vent, the app works well and it says that it sends the complaints to the government. Some people say it’s nice bc they can just not go outside if the pollution is bad. This isn’t helpful to me - with all the rainy, snowy, cloudy days, it’s hard enough to go outside. Also, ppl forget how drafty Pittsburgh houses are. If plants are emitting noxious chemicals in the air, I can’t merely just not go outside and shut my windows. If it’s 90 degrees with 100% humidity the only thing I have is a window air conditioner (as with many people). So what am I supposed to do? Sleep with a gas mask on when coal plants are breaking rules and getting away with it? Am I supposed to put plastic around the 5 fireplaces I have in the house with airflow pushing in the opposite direction? It’s nice how there some is tracking of this, but there needs to be a way to lower the emissions from the plants and use this as a political tool to get rid of he stink completely.

tomofpittsburgh ,


Report all you want. Nothing ever improves. In fact it’s getting worse all the time.

CleverNameGoesHere ,

Too many notifications

I have notifications turned on to alert me when there’s a smell event and when there’s changes in air quality index and yet every day I get repeated notifications that aren’t in those categories. I do not want notifications about how many reports were submitted every day! That’s not information I care about. Please turn off other notifications or give me the ability to do so!

App Privacy

The developer, Illah Nourbakhsh, 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 Not Linked to You

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

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

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

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