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This is the first in a series of blog posts that we'll be doing as part of our new App It Up project called Cool Apps Roundup. This inaugural post will cover a variety of green or environmental apps that are already out there.
In my companion blog post on Why
Apps Are Green, I talked about how apps permit the use of
lighter IT infrastructure like mobile phones to accomplish things we previously
used to do just on PCs. Mobile phones use much less electricity than PCs, and another benefit is that they make Internet and IT readily available in developing countries.
way that apps can be green is because some of them do environmental things.
There's a surprising array of them actually. Planet Green's 7 Best Green Apps for Mobile Phones
are a good example.
The ones I like are:
Consumer Reports' 7 free green mobile apps has
some good ones as well:
Here are a few more green app top
picks from sundry publications:
My company's blog, Eco 18, has a very relevant article to yours posted. It's also about the best green apps. I feel that you and your readers would really enjoy it.
I'm not sure if it's the greenest - but I'm currently looking to transform our 80+ meeting program book into a downloadable app - rather than just a pdf that gets downloaded. Including this year, we still had the book printed. Is there an app out there for that? I"m looking at InDesign to create something myself, but need to learn about getting certified or approved to submit apps to Apple, etc.
NAVBO, you might get more of a response if you would post your question to the TechSoup community forum: forums.techsoup.org/.../f