New Delhi: Helpchat, one of India's biggest personal assistant apps, has launched a new "pollution metre" feature that monitors the air in the surrounding environment and delivers you a personalised air quality update.
The app also helps Indian citizens in avoiding pollution related diseases by tracking air quality in their locality and suggesting various ways to take precautions if it finds that the air they breathe is toxic.
"Like a real life personal assistant, Helpchat anticipates and suggests things that makes people's life easy. Our pollution alerts will inform you about the air you are breathing and also suggest precautions to you," Ankur Singla, founder and CEO of Helpchat, said in a statement.
The app shows the Air Quality Index (AQI) reading from zero to 500 with zero marked as the cleanest and 500 the worst air quality.
It also sends an alert to user's smartphone if the app senses air quality getting below a certain point.
In addition to this, the app suggests areas that a user should avoid visiting in their city so that users can plan the travel for their families and loved ones accordingly.
Since pollution and its impact are directly linked with the weather conditions, Helpchat app also tracks the weather conditions and provides real time updates.
"In Delhi, the government is already putting in preventive measures like odd/even rules and we are launching this feature to support the Delhi government and for people of India in their effort to control the rising pollution problem," Singla noted.
The app is available on Android and Apple phones.