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South Coast AQMD App Now Available in Spanish, First Government Agency in California

South Coast AQMD has launched the Spanish version of its award-winning smartphone application. This is the first government agency in California to provide air quality information through an app to Spanish speaking residents.

Los Angeles County has the largest Spanish-speaking population of any county in the United States. Providing access to air quality information can have a direct impact to the millions of residents who live in the air district.

The app features interactive maps of the South Coast Air Basin showing current and forecasted air quality conditions that can be set for multiple cities, such as work, home, and frequently visited places, all at the same time. The app also allows users to get alerts when air quality changes in specific areas or for health alerts due to events such as smoke from wildfires.

Additional features include alternative fueling locations, agency announcements, and information on public events, meetings, and workshops. Recent enhancements now allow live streaming of events and archived videos directly from a smart phone. Other featured upgrades include atmospheric information such as UV index, humidity, and wind.

Pressing the app’s 1-800-CUT-SMOG button will place a call to the South Coast AQMD’s 24-hour complaint hotline where users can report smoking vehicles or other air quality complaints. Businesses with air quality permits can also report equipment breakdowns.

The South Coast AQMD app won two awards at the Government Technology (GovTech) and AT&T Special Districts award ceremony back in March 2019.

The app itself was recognized for technology innovation in the “Citizens Category” while South Coast AQMD’s Chief Information Officer, Ron Moskowitz, was recognized in the “Leadership Category.” The app is free and available for Android™ and Apple™ devices, including the Apple Watch®. The apps can be found in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

 

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