Mobile tracker for the environment helps you monitor your surroundings

The mobile world has developed many apps to spy and monitor others. You might have used some phone tracker app to monitor call history; SMS’s or even the online browsing activity. But do you know that there are mobile phone apps to monitor the environment that you are living in. These softwares allow you to monitor the environment and collect the details which can be used for reference and research purposes.

Here, we have some tracking applications for environment lovers:

Creek Watch

Designed by IBM research, Creek Watch allows people to monitor their local water body. They can take the picture of the waterway and report how much trash they can see in it. The app then shares the data with the water control board and lets them know about the pollution details of the water way. This iPhone compatible free app uses four types of data that you can do a review for the water body. The app will ask you to review about the flow of water, the amount of water in it, amount of trash and take a picture of the whole.

Lapka Pro

Lapka is an iPhone app that can be used to connect Lapka sensors, which can calculate radiation, electromagnetic feedback, humidity and also the nitrates in your food. This app makes it fun and easy to understand.

Marine Debris Tracker

This app can log and record the debris found on beaches and in water. The user can mark the location of the debris via GPS and submit a reviewed data to the Marine Debris Tracker database. This will allow other users to locate the area and to initiate a cleaning process. This is a free app for android and iOS alike.

Environment Monitor app

This multi system monitoring app can monitor light, pressure, gravity, orientation and the noise levels of the surroundings of the user. This android app indicates the levels with a digital scale and with use of LED indicators.


This android powered app monitors the pressure of the environment as the name indicates. Most android phones have atmospheric sensors built into them; the app uses these sensors to find out the atmospheric pressure and then lets the user know about the weather conditions. The data collected by this app goes to a website where it will be used to study about the weather condition by experts.

Project NOAH

Project NOAH (Networked Organisms and Habitats) is a data gathering app which allows the citizen scientists to fill in details about a plant or living organism that they have spotted near their surroundings. This app allows the user to take photos of a new plant or animal and to share it into the database where other users can view and study about them.

This is a cell phone spy app for Android and iOS which monitors the precipitations around the user’s surroundings. The users can send the weather observations on the go and it will be received by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration for research.

Secchi App

This cell phone spy app reviews the growth of phytoplankton with the help of a device called Secchi Disk. The app is used to record the depth to which the secchi disk is lowered and mark the location via GPS. This will allow scientists to study about the phytoplankton population of that specific region. Users can also record the temperature of the water and also take photo of the region to know about the habitat of these micro organisms.

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