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Spoiler: New Mobile App

Spoiler: New Mobile App

Hey PlanetWatchers! Our new Mobile App is almost ready for public release. It comes after we finalized our token model and straight after launching  our licenses.  During the process we  have considered your suggestions for the first release which is about to launch.

Let’s see in more detail some previews of this first version.

Since we really wish to involve as many people as possible and develop a global community with our Planet at heart, with a special focus on air quality, some functions of the app will also be available in  the incognito mode, which means there’s no need to sign up. You’ll be able to track the quality of the air wherever you are and to get data from all outdoor sensors that have joined our network.

Therefore whether you’ve  already joined or are a newbie wishing to be involved in our project, check the functions below in detail.

Algorand Account

After signing up:

  • Create one or more Algorand addresses;
  • Import your own wallet through the mnemonic which consists of 25 words.

Also, after adding an Algorand address (whose private key is kept in the encrypted settings in your cell phone only) you can:

  • Assign a name to your account or change it whenever you want in a few simple clicks;
  • Review your mnemonic so you can make a backup at any time (after a password or biometric authentication);
  • Launch your Planet token;
  • View all assets (ASA) associated with that account;
  • Delete your account permanently (after authentication with password or biometric).


Also available in incognito mode without login requirement.

After allowing permission to view your location, you’ll be able to check  the quality of the air outdoors. You’ll be able to see the various pollutants (PM2.5, SO2, O3 and CO2). If red appears on your screen that is the sign that the quality of the air is really bad while  blue stands for very good.

For logged in users only who have either a valid active license or one that needs to be activated.

Action: Licences

When you login you can see the sensors that are already in our network and if you buy new licenses you can activate them independently. The activation of licenses requires the following fields:

  • Sensor code (directly on the device for Type1 and Type2, retrievable from the app for Type3 and Type4);
  • Choice of the Algorand address where you wish to get Planets tokens
  • Location where the sensor is installed (Type1, Type2 and Type3) or where it is activated (Type4).

Type1 (AQ)Type2 (WA)Type3 (AW)Type4 (AB)
sensor’s icon

At the bottom of the screen, with the general index, you’ll see all the sensors that have been connected to the PlanetWatch network related to the account that has logged in. You can also see your own indoor and wearable sensors. For each sensor the average values are shown and if you click on the relative tab you’ll see the following values:

  • Last data: hour and time of the last stream sent (AQ, WA, AW, AB)
  • Streams Sent: number of streams sent from the activation (AQ, WA, AW, AB)
  • Location: GPS position (AQ, WA, AW, AB)
  • Local Score: Score in the current Hashgrid (AQ, WA)
  • Total Score: Total Score in all visited Hashgrids (AQ, WA, AW, AB)
  • Qualifying days: Qualifying days in the current Hashgrid
  • Status: Leader or Backup (AQ, WA)
  • Hashgrid: hashgrid code (AQ, WA)
  • Hashgrid visited: number of Hashgrid visited from the activation (AQ, WA)


In the public section you can check data from all local outdoor sensors which have streamed data in the last 60 minutes. By clicking on a pixel (1.2 x 0.6 kms), it is possible to track air quality based on PM2.5 levels and historical data for the previous 24 hours, week or month. 

If you own a PlanetWatch-compliant sensor and have started streaming data to our network private section (My Sensors). You can change view to show outdoor, indoor or Around You data if you own any relevant sensors and they have streamed data within the last 60 minutes (outdoor and indoor) or 24 hours (Around You).

3 thoughts on “Spoiler: New Mobile App”

  1. Will this new mobile app improve usability for iOS users and the Atmotube sensor? On the FAQ’s page, the section “Does the Atmotube work with iOS?”, states “Yes, it does. However, on iOS, the PlanetWatch App doesn’t send us data when it’s in the background and it can affect the Planets you earned.”.

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