Top 10 Green iPhone AppsBy Partho, Gaea News Network
Friday, February 13, 2009
There’s a larger section of intelligentsia arguing whether technology could be more green. It’s high time to believe Algore’s predictions in An Inconvenient Truth and get back to the greener pastures. How about the Green Apple in your pocket. Well, I’m talking about the iPhone. Wouldn’t you like the sophisticated Apple iPhone to adopt to a greener attitude for the cause of a green-world. Let’s see how these green iPhone apps could help you to lead a eco-friendly lifestyle.
Here are top 10 green iPhone app I sorted out for you
1. A Real Tree
Interesting app! I must exclaim. Markedly different those iPhone, A real Tree is something quite practical for earth. By purchasing the app you contribute to the reforestation of different countries around the globe. Literally, its not a great app showcasing a virtual tree with trivial movements. You can blow the wind to see it blossom or get the birds fly out from the branches. Given this, you can’t ignore it’s meant for a greater cause. Actually A Real Tree contributes towards the education on reforestation throughout the world.
2. Carbon Tracker
The companies requesting employees for alternative transportation to work would surely be overwelmed with this green iPhone app. It’s a GPS-enabled carbon footprint application that allows the users to calculate the carbon footprint from daily commuting, business trips or vacations. Further the users can also fix goals for maximum emission in a month and monitor their progress.
This green iPhone app is available for free download at iPhone App store.
With so many iPhone apps with green tips, the Green Lemur stands out from the rest of the pack for it’s well organized tips and trivia. It’s only easy to navigate. Further you can browse the topic using search keyword or just ask for the tip of the day. Most of these tips seem familiar with the green scene. For instance you get tips for using cards made from recycled paper or an advice to buy ebooks instead of paperbooks. On the greener side you have the tips for planting deciduous trees to keep your house cool.
It’s an app to track your cars fuel and power usage characteristics. Not just this it also helps to determine how you’ll maximize the efficiency. Changes in your driving habits can help to cut cost, consumption, and carbon footprint.
Again its another of fuel efficiency apps to have on your iPhone. It takes care of your car’s maintenance requirements, and presents all your data in an easy way. By monitoring the fuel efficiency and maintenance on you iPhone, the carcare ensures your car is greener than ever.
6. 3rdWhale Mobile
This one is a location-based green iPhone app that connects you to the best green businesses in your area. It offers you 6 categories of search. You always have a choice whether traveling by car, foot, or bicycle, rate and review, and get directions. One of easiest and quickest way to know what’s around you.
7. Get Green
With Get green you receive a green tip everyday. It’s a simple date based system that offers a you a green tip per day. I must say it has some of the best eco-tips you could ever get.
To spread these green messages you can email the tip to your friend.
8. Go Green Free
It’s meant for those who evaluate situations according to facts and figures. This green iPhone app has interesting stats that’ll surely drop jaws. For instance one of it’s stats read - eliminate 2 pounds of CO2 by washing your clothes in cold water.
Still the Go Green Free isn’t complete all of its stats lacks attribution. It’s difficult to determine how true these stats are.
9. Good guide
This one is not about the green tips rather it assists you in making greener decisions when you are on-the-move. It’s essentially the mobile version of Good Guide website that rates and recommends several natural green and sustainable products. The idea seems to help the consumers to take better decision when using the dollars to support the environment.
It basically a calender that shows what’s going on in nature at a particular time in a year. That’s an attempt to shift you focus to the ecosystem. What more, you have fine illustrations and cool facts about flora and fauna. There’s lot of information about the phases of the moon, stars and life on earth waiting for your finger tap.
The cool app is expected to roll out this year before the holidays hit.
You have a greener iPhone to help you and people around you.
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