Helping the environment and reducing your carbon footprint has never been simpler. Now thanks to a plethora of green apps you can protect the ozone layer, stop the ice caps from melting or simply slash the price of your energy bills, and all at the touch of a button.
Here is a quick round up on some of the greenest Android apps that will help you give a nod to Mother Nature:
IamGreen ($0.99 1,000 – 5,000 downloads Rating: 3.5/5.0)
*Available on BlackBerry as well!
This app will help you minimise power wastage on your smartphone, by giving it an “ecofit”. The battery saver app also lets you change settings that drain your power, such as unnecessarily bright screens and unneeded Wi-Fi. As an added bonus when the app is downloaded a tree is planted in your honour.
Green Mileage (Free 5,000 – 10,000 downloads Rating: 3.4/5.0)
If you’re a serious gas guzzler and don’t have enough cash to stump up for a hybrid or zero emissions vehicle, this app could be the next best thing. Green Mileage lets you keep a track of how far you are driving and how much petrol you are using.
GreenYou ($0.99 100 – 500 downloads Rating: 2.9/5.0)
Most of us are completely clueless when it comes to the size of our footprint, and if knowledge is power then this handy app certainly fits the bill. Not only will it help you calculate your carbon footprint but it will also formulate ‘a green plan’ to help you reduce it.
Control4 MyHome for Android (Free 10,000 – 50,000 downloads Rating: 4.8/5.0)
If your worst habit is forgetting to turn the lights off before you head out then this handy app, coming to Androids soon, will let your remotely dim lights, turn off your TV and program the thermostat.
PowerTutor (Free 50,000 – 100,000 downloads Rating: 3.9/5.0)
No smartphone would be complete without a dizzying array of apps, but have you ever stopped to think how much energy is being consumed as your hunt down a friend’s party using your GPS app or play game after game of Angry Birds?
This app will do all the thinking for you and let you know how much power your apps are wasting, before waving a magic wand and organising them to make your phone more efficient. Who said going green had to be hard work?
PedNav (Currently not available from Google Play. In Beta revision.)
Reducing your carbon footprint is a doddle with this app. PedNav helps you find the most efficient route to your destination, saving you both time and energy.
*PedNav appears to have been pulled from Google Play for bug fixes and improvements. They’re currently running a beta program for the update and will be releasing the app once testing is completed.
Eco Charger (Free 50,000 – 100,000 downloads Rating: 4.2/5.0)
This app tells you when your battery has is completely charged and prompts you to unplug the charger, helping to cut down on unnecessary energy consumption.
Combining these energy-saving efforts with money saving websites like Energy Helpline to compare electricity prices, could put you on the path to ‘green’ fingers in no time. Green because of the energy you save and green from all the money you save because of the energy you saved..Just so you know.
This was a guest post by Energy Helpline-helping you to compare electricity prices to save money and giving you tips to save energy where possible.
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