Five apps to help you 'breathe' in Beijing

Updated: 2013-08-28 09:55

By Zhang Jiawei (chinadaily.com.cn)

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5, Tianqitong (天气通,By Sina)

Five apps to help you 'breathe' in Beijing

If you are a master user of Chinese, this app should be your choice.

It's a comprehensive weather forecast application that provides more functions beyond air quality monitoring.

The UI is well-designed and the weather forecast readings that you may be most interested in are on display right after you start the app.

It boasts that it supports weather forecasts of 3,000 cities around the world. It also provides weather alerts and temperature trends.

Among its most featured functions is the integration of some of China's super stars' voices into its clock function, which can wake you up every morning with voice weather forecasts.

The PM 2.5 data is from China Environmental Monitoring Center, which is believed by some to publish lower modified figures.

The android app can be downloaded from Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=sina.mobile.tianqitong). For iPhone and iPad users, please visit here (https://itunes.apple.com/cn/app/id458032309?mt=8) and here (http://itunes.apple.com/cn/app/tian-qi-tonghd/id507943943?mt=8) to download.

(The author is a tech fan and founder of tech blog cnNexus.com, he can be reached at phatezhang@gmail.com.)

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