Gamescom: Climate Buddy app helps you to save CO₂
The idea of tackling climate change together is becoming more and more common at various events. This year also at Gamescom, because the state of Baden-Württemberg used the large-scale fair to present a new app.
Developed by the Ministry of Digitization in cooperation with the Climate Protection Foundation Baden-Württemberg and other ministries, Climate Buddy should help you motivate you to make your own contribution to combating climate change. For example, the app calculates your personal CO₂ footprint and provides you with tips and tricks in the areas of mobility, nutrition, housing and lifestyle and even takes your pets into account.
The app with the cute owl that accompanies you when you use it is available for iOS and Android devices in the App Store and Google Play free to download ready:
By the way, you will be rewarded for using it, because you will receive points for your climate-friendly actions, which you can use to unlock new outfits, interactions and backgrounds for the owl. In order to make the app as appealing and informative as possible, the ministries spent a lot of money on the whole thing. Around 215,000 euros were invested in development, maintenance and care.
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Climate Buddy: How are the ratings so far?
So far, the app has been well received by users. The comments in the App Store and Google Play praise the fact that Climate Buddy is a great insight into the topic is personable and provides great tips and helpful links for anyone who wants to know more about it. Furthermore, both the design and the simple operation are praised.
Among other things, it is criticized that the calculations of the personal CO₂ footprint are too general and therefore not meaningful enough would be. The Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Interior responded to this with a statement. The app is not about determining the footprint down to the gram, but about giving approximate values ”to get a feeling for your own consumption and the appropriate savings opportunities” (source: Google Play).