'Go Green' with Green Mobile Apps

'Going Green' has never been easier!

Worried about the environment and want to make a difference, yet lack the time to track your carbon footprint? Here is a solution for you while you are on the move - 'Go Green' with the slew of green mobile apps which have flooded the smartphone market!

Now you can have apps at your fingertips which can help you figure out how to use your lightbulbs more energy efficiently or track your driving skills to be more fuel efficient.

Let us take a look at some of these green apps.

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  • Over 100 green projects, resources and tips, each one letting you know its environmental benefits and the amount of money it will save you.
  • Links to carbon footprint calculators and green websites.
  • A full glossary of green terms, list of green organizations and certified green products.
  • Coming soon - integration with the Green Genie Global Community Facebook page which will enable you to share green ideas around the globe.

Green Genie - $0.99 (for iPhone)

If you are absolutely clueless where to start, the Green Genie can be a good place! It is a handy app which contains over 100 projects and tips to go green.

It has been selected by Apple as one of their ‘App Store Essentials’ and as the #1 green app by TechCrunch.

Green Genie has been created by Brad Cracchiola, a Sustainability Engineer at BMW Group DesignWorksUSA. It is built on an open-source platform to enable users submit their green ideas, resources and projects.

Latest: Not sure if this app is still available (this is an old hub). This is the latest update I could find at the Heist Device website.

"Green Genie has been acquired! August 20, 2012

We’re excited to announce that our popular Green Genie app has been acquired by DiMi Telematics. Green Genie has enjoyed some nice success over the years, and we are proud that another company recognized the value we created.

Meanwhile, we’re hard at work on something new back in the lab.

Stay tuned for some big news from Heist Device in the future…"

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Green Fuel

  • Search by current location, zip code/city/state or alternative fuel type.
  • View stations and station details within a limited radius.

Green-Driver

  • Filter by fuel type and private/public.
  • View up to 100 nearby stations.

Green Fuel - $1.99 (for iPhone) and Green-Driver: Alternative Fuel Finder - $2.99 (for Android phones)

Green Fuel is an app which helps you locate alternative fuel stations (currently available for the US only). For those of you, who drive non-traditional cars, finding the already sparse, alternative fuel stations along an unknown route is now a boon, thanks to Green Fuel!

Similarly, the Green-Driver app helps you find over 7000 ethanol (E85 and E100), biodiesel (BD 20+), electric, propane, hydrogen, natural gas and other alternative fuel stations across the USA.

Latest: The Green Fuel app is no longer available in the itunes store.

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  • The app displays the total kilowatt hours used since the last read and predicts your usage for the next 30 days. You can use this information to make necessary changes (such as installing CFL bulbs, switching off electrical/electronic appliances when they are not in use etc.) to save energy and lower costs.
  • Find out when your meter is read by the power supply company and double check your electricity bill to see if the readings are accurate.
  • Easy to use graphic dial eliminates the confusion of reading your electric meter dial.

MeterRead - $2.99 (for iPhone)

MeterRead is a simple app which helps you track your energy consumption and lower your electricity bills. You can read your meter using your iPhone or iPod touch interface and the app will show you how to use less energy.

MacWorld.com rated the app 4 out of 5 - "MeterRead’s strength is in the calculations it provides. With each reading you record, you get up-to-date stats of your energy use, including an estimate of how many kilowatt hours you’ll burn for the next 30 days. You’ll know at a glance whether your energy-saving activities are on track, or if you need to turn off a few more lights".

CNET news listed MeterRead as one of "five killer apps that can help you pocket extra cash".

Latest: No longer available in the iTunes store. Here is a similar app (Utility Meter Reader) you can download for free (for both iPhone and Android).

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Watch the MeterRead Demo

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  • Search, browse or scan products and see detailed ratings for health, environment and social responsibility for over 100, 000 products and companies.
  • Supports a wide range of categories - personal care, food, household, babies and kids, pet food, apparel, electronics, appliances and cars.
  • You can create your own personal list of green products and access it anytime, anywhere.

GoodGuide - Free (for iPhone and Android)

The GoodGuide app helps you find healthy and sustainable products while you are at a store shopping or on the go.

You can browse through thousands of products using the search facility and instantly view detailed information on the product's greenness. It even features a barcode scanner which enables you to check a product’s environmental impact before buying it when you are at a store.

GoodGuide has been consistently adding thousands of products every month and their ultimate goal is to help consumers select better products by keeping things transparent which in turn motivates companies to offer products with improved quality.

GoodGuide has been featured by the NY Times, LA Times, TIME, Oprah, Newsweek, ABC, CBS and in Apple stores and iPhone TV.

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Watch the GoodGuide Demo for iPhone by DailyAppShow

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Light Bulb Finder - Free (for iPhone and Android)

Light Bulb Finder, a free app designed by Adam Borut, helps consumers switch from conventional light bulbs to energy-efficient ones. Using the app you can compare your current bulb with greener bulbs and then buy them either through the app or at your local store.

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Watch the Light Bulb Finder Demo for iPhone

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Green Outlet - $0.99 (for iPhone)

The Green Outlet app predicts your monthly electricity bill based on the use of your appliances. Using the app is very easy. All you need to do is select the appliances you use and input the number of hours of usage and the app will predict the electricity bill for the month.

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Green Outlet iPhone Screenshots

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Green Gas Saver - Free (for iPhone)

Green Gas Saver is an app that tracks your driving habits and monitors your fuel efficiency to help you save on gas.

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Green Gas Saver iPhone Screenshots

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Find Green - Free (for iPhone and Android)

Find Green helps you locate sustainable businesses nearby in a variety of categories such as food, wellness, offices and landscaping and wether to get there by foot, bike or car, depending on the distance. You can also add green businesses you know of to their database.

Latest: This app is no longer available in the iTunes store.

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Green Me - $1.99 (for iPhone)

Green Me is a calendar like app which allows you to list 5 green things you have done for the day. The calendar goes greener if you have done more sustainable things on one day than another. A fun app to evoke the ‘greener’ side of your conscience!

Latest: This app is no longer available in the iTunes store.

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Green Charging - $0.99 (for iPhone)

This one is a must have! Most of us forget to pull out our mobile phones after they have been fully charged. Green Charging notifies the user when the phone battery has been fully charged by creating a sound and a vibration.

Latest: This app is no longer available in the iTunes store.

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Get Me Green - $0.99 (for iPhone)

Get Me Green gives you tips and ideas on how to recycle and reuse items in your home.

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Get Me Green iPhone Screenshots

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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Great info. Voted up! Welcome to hubs.

Polly


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ponx 5 years ago from USA Author

Thanks for the comment and voting it up Polly!


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myi4u 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Talking about 'green' and doing 'green' are totally different. Glad that you have made this hub to create the awareness! I shall be downloading some of the apps mentioned here!


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ponx 5 years ago from USA Author

That's great myi4u! Happy that this hub could be of help!


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Farmer Brown 5 years ago

Interesting! Do you have first hand experience with any of these apps?


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ponx 5 years ago from USA Author

Farmer Brown, I have first hand experience with "The Good Guide". I have an Android phone and I find this app very useful when I am at a store!


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Farmer Brown 5 years ago

Very "useful"! Thank you.


Mico 5 years ago

Wow its amazing info, thanks! http://www.micocrane.com/


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ponx 5 years ago from USA Author

Thanks for dropping by Mico.


vinsanity 5 years ago

Hey, this is a great hub! Very useful!

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