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Top 5 Android Apps to “Go Green” (Guest Post)

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There are a number of Android apps focused on making the world “greener.” From apps that save you mileage while driving to apps that help you find the right foods, there are plenty of of eco-conscious apps for your Android device. Below are the top 5 apps to help you “Go Green.”

1.  Eco Buzz Widget

  • Version: 1.1.4
  • Size: 227KB
  • Price: Free

If you are familiar with the weather widget, then you will notice similarities between that and the Eco Buzz Widget. It provides global news about the green scene. If you want to learn more about a given headline, tap it to expand the full screen mode with the complete story. It also provides the latest helpful information, such as which organic items to buy.

2.  PowerTutor

  • Version: 1.4
  • Size: 274KB
  • Price: Free

However well-intentioned you may be in downloading green apps, it is important to determine whether or not you are using too many apps on your phone. The PowerTutor app will illustrate just how much power your apps may be wasting on your mobile phone. From your GPS receiver to your green apps, this app provides a display of your power consumption history. It can also provide you a text file with detailed results. To further save battery, run this app to monitor your Android device and close it when you’re finished.

3.  Ride off Carbon (beta)

  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 0.98MB
  • Price: Free

This Android app monitors your carbon footprint from different modes of transportation including driving, biking, and walking. You can accurately record (via GPS) your carbon emission savings when you use sustainable, “green” transportation options. Do your part and minimize your carbon footprint!

4.  Eco Charger

  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Size: 45.46KB
  • Price: Free

Leaving your phone plugged in to the charger when it’s fully charged wastes approximately 1 Watt (1 Joule/second) of energy. This translates into huge, unnecessary energy expenditures when you consider the number of mobile devices being used worldwide today. This app works by notifying you when your phone is fully charged (and if the battery is overheating or your Android device is experiencing abnormally high voltage).

5.  Green Power Battery Saver

  • Version: 3.10
  • Size: 324KB
  • Price: ~$1.81 (Free version available)

Once configured, Green Power Battery Saver automatically manages WiFi and mobile connection data to maximize your battery life by limiting mobile connections to only periodically connect and update (especially when your Android device is not being used). A huge benefit to this app (over related apps like APNdroid and JuiceDefender) is that it does not require manual monitoring or repeated user input.

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