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Top 10 Water Apps

Xylem has launched Xylect, a smartphone application for search and selection of Flygt products. The app allows customers to input specific requirements and search for the product that meets their needs – even out in the field. But Xylect is not the only water app. Enter the word water in the App Store and you get back more than 2,000 results: from deeply technical to highly entertaining. Here are ten of the most useful and interesting on offer:

 

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WaterWorld

This app provides news, views and features from the world of water.


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A Glass of Water

Accelerating and braking hard while driving uses more fuel and increases emissions. The more carefully you drive, the less water you spill from this app’s virtual glass of water – which means saving money and fuel. It gives a full breakdown of your performance at journey’s end.


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Bell & Gossett System Syzer

Based on the original plastic wheel calculator loved by many engineers, this is an invaluable digital tool that helps with piping system design.


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Lexicon of Groundwater and Water Well Terms

1,900 groundwater terms at the touch of a button


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Water Water Everywhere

Expensive bottled water is often unavoidable when you are on the go. With this app you can find the locations of cafes, restaurants and other spots that will happily fill a bottle with tap water for free. All you need is an internet connection on your phone and an empty bottle.


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Where’s My Water?

A game of tactics and physics for those times you just want to have fun.


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Daily Water

A simple checklist to keep tabs on you daily H2O intake. Check a virtual glass when you drink a real one, to make sure you drink all eight every day.


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My Water Diary

A clever app that charts your weekly water usage, from cooking and washing to flushing the toilet.


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Waterprint

Detailed information on how much water is used to produce hundreds of products and in many of your daily actions. Helps you decide whether to buy a pair of jeans (2,900 gallons/ 10,977.6 liters) or a T-shirt (593.9 gallons/2,248.1 liters), or to run the dishwasher (15 gallons/56.7 liters) or wash-up by hand (5 gallons/18.9 liters).


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Aquarius

Information and data from NASA’s Aquarius satellite that tracks sea surface salinity to monitor the global water cycle.

     
     
by Rob Hincks