Paku is the best app for PurpleAir, allowing you quickly check air quality and more: → Best-in-Class Air Quality Monitoring Paku is fast and lightweight. View hyperlocal, real-time air quality, temperature and humidity from PurpleAir sensors, and enable AirNow stations for additional information. → Gorgeous and Versatile Widgets Configure widgets to show you the nearest sensor, any public sensor, or your own private sensor. Widgets are available for your Home Screen, Lock Screen, Apple Watch, and Mac Desktop. → Real-time Air Quality Alerts Configure alerts for sensors and get real-time push notifications when the AQI exceeds your specified threshold - and when it improves. Whether you live somewhere with frequent wildfires or strong inversions, these notifications can be invaluable. → Private Sensors Add your private sensors to Paku, and view them on the map, in widgets, or use them with alerts. → System Integration Use the Air Quality Nearby shortcut to view air quality using Siri, Spotlight, or power shortcuts and automations in the Shortcuts app. → iCloud Sync Paku is available on iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac for seamless monitoring wherever you are. Your favorites and settings sync to all your devices. → Privacy First Design Your location never leaves the app, and Paku collects no personal information.
Comparing Paku's AQI numbers to other apps and online monitoring sites, it is frequently radically higher than the numbers any other site is measuring. Just today I saw there was an AQI of 1100 at one location. That's unheard of, and is radically different than any other site was mentoring at the exact same time. And on a regular basis I've often found their numbers to be off by well over 100 points. .
Paku has become my go-to way to check local and regional air quality based almost entirely on its blazing speed. Data retrieval from the PurpleAir API is fast, and the UI itself is snappy as heck. Nicely done!
As someone at higher health risk, I appreciate the accurate data collection to help warn when wildfire smoke rolling in. It’s not great that this is an annual thing now, but I appreciate the use of citizen science to help out! Also outside of wildfire season, it has other data as well and a useful widget!
This is one of several clean air apps. The difference is. that this app is updated every hour, while the EPAs Air Now app. is only updated daily
To get up-to-the-minute data abut air quality, you can’t beat the awesome app. In densely populated areas, this app provides precise “micro-climate” AQI info. Ten stars.
All I see are dots!
I’m updating my review to 5 stars. Haven’t tested the family plan yet but appreciate the responsive and positive change to my feedback to allow access for family members on a single device.
Wonderful app, much faster than the website.
I wanted to use this app but the closest sensors are 50+ miles away! As an asthmatic I need reliable, close, real-time information and this app isn’t equipped to provide that for me.
With all the wildfires the last few years this app has been a lifesaver. Highly recommend.