There’s a new app in town – almost. Soon to be released, the Climate App allows one to track their own carbon footprint and the effect it has on climate change.
The app website, theclimateapp.earth, claims that the earth has only eight years before climate change is irreversible. Suggestions include riding a bicycle to work, plastic free items from the stores, home insulation, ride sharing and community awareness. The app also offers the numbers of every one using it to other members so they can see how they stack up to the average.
The app was created by Samuel Naef who holds a master’s degree in physics and space studies and is a former employee of NASA where he created a new propulsion system for spacecrafts.
Clair Murphy, a journalist and psychotherapist heads up the finance department and Tim Coombes, a thirty year software developer is the Developmental Lead.
Other contributors include Paul Dixon for animation; Susie May-Snow for graphic design; Rosie Kinloch for Product and Operations; Xingjian Ye, Zhonghao (Sergio) Lin, Tom Hoare, Edwin Indrajaya as developers and Astrid Dyrli, Sophia Chan and Tiffani Lewsley as Community Builders.
Miranda Slayter rounds up the list as a UX designer. Indiegogo is hosting their crowd funding campaign and as of August 2020 have raised five thousand three hundred and seventy eight dollars of the goal of twenty six thousand two hundred and thirty six dollars.
When donating the user can pick a perk of Bee Saver for thirteen dollars, Turtle Saver for twenty six dollars, Bear Saver for thirty nine dollars, Ocean Saver for sixty six dollars, Wildlife Saver for one hundred and thirty one dollars.
Tree Planter for two hundred and sixty two dollars, Forest Planter for six hundred and fifty six dollars, Arctic Alley for one thousand three hundred and twelve dollars, Movement Patron for two thousand six hundred and twenty four dollars and Movement Champion for six thousand five hundred and fifty nine dollars.
The odd amounts are the exchange rates for even GBP amounts. Other crowd funded projects like 8Billionminds, a learning platform presented live, have found success with Indiegogo.
The Climate App will be free of charge and users are encouraged to post pictures of how they are reducing carbon footprints or of something that is totally out of line of conservation such as bananas wrapped in plastic.
Ever since the first mobile phone call was made by Martin Cooper of Motorola to Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs in 1973 apps are being developed with lightning speed.
They first applied to PDAs such as Palm to the latest smartphones. According to tech.co, consumers have downloaded over thirty billion iPhone apps, fifteen billion Android apps and they have estimated the average user has at least forty one apps on their smartphone.
South Korea leads the pack of mobile app users around the world with 81%; Brazil has 74%; China has 71%; Russia is next with 64%; the United States has 62% of the market; Australia is at 59%; the United Kingdom is at 56%; Italy‘s numbers are at 49%; Turkey is at 38% and India holds 13%.
In 2014 one hundred and thirty million apps were downloaded and by 2017 that number had reached two hundred and sixty eight million. Mobile app developers were numbered at about nineteen billion in 2014 and predicted numbers by 2020 were at twenty five billion.
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Of the world’s people using mobile phones China is up front followed by India, the United States, Russia, Indonesia, Brazil, Vietnam, Japan, Pakistan and Germany.