Previous posts have discussed useful apps for your smart phones from a medical perspective but for today’s post, in honor of the 41st anniversary of Earth Day, we’ve highlighted some useful green apps.
iRecycle: Earth911 launched its free iRecycle app for Android and iPad/iPhone. Recycling is the easiest and most accessible way to get people plugged into sustainability. iRecycle provides access to over 800,000 recycling resources for more than 240 types of materials. Plus you get the latest in green news and social sharing. Take a moment this Earth Day to install iRecycle on your phone!
Teradesk: This app allows users to connect computers and mobile devices in a secure network, allowing you to get files and store them into the Teradesk virtual disk’s cloud storage. Teradesk can be accessed anywhere and documents are always at the ready for sharing, which could help meetings run more smoothly without the need for printed documents. It allows file versioning, file sharing, GoogleDocs integration, and much more. Want to get to a file saved on your home or work computer? Connect to Teradesk and get remote access to any files you need!
iamgreen: This app aims to “ecofit” your smartphone. Use it to reduce the amount of power wasted when using your mobile phone. Save your time and money while extending your battery life, reducing your carbon footprint and conserving energy for when you need it the most. Plus, when you download this app, a tree will be planted! This one is available for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry.
ZipCar: Now that ECU provides ZipCar access to students, faculty, and staff, they can take advantage of a free app that enables ZipCar members to find, reserve, and lock/unlock ZipCars via iPhone. For the iPad version, ZipCar’s service could use the larger screen to integrate more rich media, including navigation, directions, entertainment, and even syncing with audio and visual content.
Control4: The free app basically turns the iPad into your central home dashboard, enabling the user to control a connected thermostat, lighting, entertainment systems (video, audio), and home security. To get this to work properly, of course you need to buy — and have a dealer install — the Control4 connected home system. An iPad app really plays into the sweet spot of Control4′s offer: a high-end home product, slick design, and a dashboard offering rich media around energy.
Find Green App: Find healthy living and sustainable businesses quickly and easily with Find Green from GenGreen Digital Media. The first green location based service; Find Green helps you make everyday choices to reduce your environmental impact and make a difference! The GPS-enabled service can determine your exact location and find everything from yoga studios to bicycle shops to organic restaurants near you.
Contact Christine Andresen (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any comments or questions! Go Green!