IPhone users can find out what’s app with the air

It’s hot in The City, and that means there’s a Spare the Air Day in effect. But now there’s more to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s air monitoring notification system than a press release.

An iPhone app released this week offers users alert notifications, local air quality forecasts, podcasts and several tools to help reduce air pollution. Users can also look at their iPhones, iPads and iPods to find out when public transit is free (on Tuesday it’s not) or when they’re forbidden from burning wood in their fireplace (also not on Tuesday).

Anyone with any other type of smartphone is apparently out of luck when it comes to the app, but they can still check out the website.

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