I stumbled across this article and thought it was amazing what kinds of developments have been made that are so convenient to utilize. Some great analysis and summary of these apps, here are some of the main points of 7 great mobile apps to help you be an eco-conscious consumer!
*Full credit goes to Craig at TidalVision! Great article!
Buycott lets you select which causes you personally care about, then it makes it convenient for you to support them by voting with your wallet.
Anyone can create a “campaign” in Buycott’s social platform. You choose which campaigns align with your priorities and values and let the app do the rest.
The app’s convenience factor goes through the roof with its barcode scanning technology built in. Simply scan any product’s barcode, and with your personal campaigns already entered, it will tell you if that product or corporation that makes it conflicts with any of your beliefs.
Though Eco Buzz is not essentially a shopping tool, extending tips and tricks of organic shopping is one of the many features of this landing app. The application caters green news and factoids that necessarily concentrate on ecology and environment.
Powered by a huge update of database, Seasonal Harvest is the address book for crispy fresh fruits and veggie sellers.
It notifies all users with the local addresses of sellers that have the best stock of handpicked and newly harvested fruits and vegetables.
The Green Wars application prompts users to fill up their inventory with natural, green and reusable items, starting at organic shopping bags to electric hybrid cars.
This has encouraged a few users to come in and practice buying low and selling high in the go-green style. The intangible output of the game is to propagate the idea of buying organic stuff while garnering some cash profits in the pursuit.
Yet another application integrated with a barcode scanner, it serves the final check by reading how the commodity impacts the surroundings, health and the society at large.
The crux of the point is to educate the users with strategic excerpts of data to enable an informed decision.
The application is designed to be a shopping tool that abates wrong purchases and influences purchase decisions through concrete education and information.
It runs a stealth scan on the item and produces an alternate suggestion from the organic section in seconds.
The application is designed to beep intermittently, prompting users to recycle products and byproducts to maximize resource exploitation.
This feature-rich application sends up a reminder to carry a bag with you when heading for the market or the departmental store. During the course of shopping, it prompts you to make earth-friendly purchases every time you decide to rake up utilities from the store shelves.