October 27, 2008 in Utilities (E)
[prMac.com] San Diego, California - Siavash Ghamaty introduces Recycler, the first recycling-friendly iPhone application for free download. "Recycler", by developer Siavash Ghamaty, untangles those complicated and seemingly arbitrary PEC plastic codes on the bottom of your recyclables. Acceptable plastic recycling codes vary from location to location. Recycler allows users to add their location's codes into an attractive interface that makes a green-conscious lifestyle easy.
"I created this application to remind myself of what items I can throw into my recycling and which just don't go," Ghamaty says, "After using this application for a couple of weeks, I ended up memorizing the plastic codes and hope other users do the same. It's a win for the land fills and environmentalists either way."
When asked how this excells over use of a standard notes application to store this information, Ghamaty replied, "It's not just a Post-It note or reminder on your fridge that triggers memory, especially for the Mac-friendly user. Everything must look as good as the iPhone, visually appeasing and an overall nice experience. I feel I nailed this on a certain level and hope the audience agrees. Mainly, I just want people to recycle more."
The App Store features other environmentally friendly tools such as Green Meter which focuses on fuel consumption. Ghamaty's application is the first of its kind, blending answers to everyday recycling challenges with the convenience of the iPhone.
Siavash Ghamaty is a computer programming professional and has built other applications for the app store in the games and utilities genres. He runs Ghamaty.com, the home of an Adobe Flex/ Flash and iPhone development blog, as well as support for his iPhone applications. Copyright 2008 Siavash Ghamaty. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.