The best apps for Earth Day 2018 on iOS & Android
In 2016, Apple launched their apps for earth campaign. The company donated ten days’ worth of proceeds from some of their most popular apps to the WWF fund, in what they called ‘Apps for Earth.’ At Igniva, we love apps and believe they still have the power to make a difference. So, we’ve put together a list of apps for earth day 2018 and beyond. From apps that help you personally do more to protect the environment, to apps which let you donate time or money to organisations doing great work – there’s something for everyone.
Greenpeace Virtual Explorer
If you’ve never had the opportunity to visit the rainforest, then Greenpeace’s virtual reality app is a great way to experience it, and truly understand what we’re losing. It’s not just the rainforest though (although that one is our favourite) you can also take a boat trip in Scotland to understand why we should end ocean plastics.
This is a great app that takes you to the heart of the problem, as well as offering breathtaking views. The app also works with everything from expensive VR headsets to Google Glasses and can even be used with just the phone as 3D video.
If you’re someone who cares about the environment more than your friendships, then this eco-friendly app with a competitive edge could be the one for you. On a serious note, Oreoco is fantastic, not only to make your lifestyle (and your friends’ lifestyles) less impactful on the environment, but to have some fun while you do it.
Oreoco helps you track how everything from your commute to your weekly shop increases your carbon footprint. Compare yourself to the average in your area if you need that extra incentive. Then find and commit to ways to reduce it. You can also keep a track of how much money you’ve saved, if you’re motivated by a tight budget!
The Great British Bee Count
Whether you love or hate bees, we all know how important they are for the environment. The Great British Bee Count runs every year via the app and aims to learn more about bees and help stop their decline.
It’s simple, and great for families. Record individual bees you spot, using the app to help you identify the species of bee you’ve seen. Or, do a timed bee count to see how many you can spot against the clock!
The 2018 event runs from 17 May to 30 June so get downloading!
WWF’s app is stunningly beautiful featuring gorgeous photography, video, illustration, animation. It’s also packed full of information about a variety of endangered species, including how you can help. Get interactive with a range of camera filters and share individual animal’s stories on social media to spread awareness and make change happen.
WWF made a splash in 2016 with their apps for earth campaign, but their own app continues to make an impact long after. It’s a truly breath-taking app, with something new every tap or swipe. If you didn’t care about endangered species before, you will after using this app.
For iOS and Android, JouleBug is a great little app. Although the design isn’t as strong as some of the other apps we’ve listed here, it does its job well. Like Oroco, this is an app designed to help you decrease your carbon footprint and make your everyday life more sustainable. JouleBug is packed full of ways to do this. Try it out now to help save the environment this Earth Day and beyond!
If you’re interested in apps, why not check out our mobile app trends for the rest of 2018?