What is Paku?
Paku is an air quality app built to help you monitor real-time air quality anywhere the PurpleAir network covers. PurpleAir is a company that sells affordable air quality sensors that anyone can set up, and has a huge network of crowd-sourced air quality data - but they don’t have their own app.
As a native app, Paku is much faster than accessing PurpleAir on the web. It also offers features that the web app cannot, such as widgets and push notifications.
Core Product Features
- Real-time map of PurpleAir sensors.
- View AQI, temperature, humidity, or raw particulate values.
- Gorgeous charts with a week of historical data for all measurements.
- Use favorites to quickly check multiple sensors.
- Favorites and settings sync between devices through iCloud.
- Check the AQI with Siri and Shortcuts.
- Pro Monitor AQI with Live Activities.
- Pro Choose from several alternate app icons.
- Several configurable widgets.
- Pro ‘Chart’ widget that can show any measurement Paku supports.
- ‘Big Stat’ widget for easy glanceability.
- ‘Air Quality’ widget with an AQI gauge.
- ‘EPA Color’ widget with a vivid AQI color.
- Widgets can show the nearest sensor or a specific sensor.
- Smart Select chooses the nearest accurate sensor to display.
- Widgets support:
- iOS and iPadOS Home Screen and Lock Screen.
- StandBy on iPhone.
- Apple Watch complications and Smart Stack.
- Mac Desktop and Notification Center.
- Pro AQI Alerts provide real-time air quality notifications.
- Configure alerts for sensors to be notified when the AQI crosses a specified threshold.
- Improvement Alerts notify you when the AQI has improved under your threshold.
- Pro Add private sensors.
- Keep your sensor private and view it in Paku.
- See it on the map, and use it in widgets or alerts.
- Paku Pro
- Unlock AQI Alerts, Live Activities, private sensors, chart widgets, and alternate app icons.
- $1.99/month, $15.99/year (1 week free trial), $75.99 lifetime.
Who makes Paku?
Paku was created by Pitou Technologies, LLC, a one-person venture from Kyle Bashour.
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