Moji, aka MoWeather, is one of the most popular weather apps in China, claiming approximately 200 million installs. The app is for free to download and use, making some pocket money through ad banners. The addition of scenery photo sharing feature added some fun to the app, but it cannot be comparable with categories like mobile messaging app in terms of popularity or monetization.

Until today, as the company behind it is launching Airnut, a pair of smart weather stations.

One is an indoor environmental quality (IEQ) detector that is able to tell indoor air quality metrics or turn on connected home appliances such as air purifier or smart air conditioners when pollution levels are high. As Chinese consumers have become much concerned about air pollution, a lot of Chinese companies, traditional home appliance manufacturers or newly emerged smart device makers, have built air quality monitors or connected smart home devices that can interact with those monitors. Haier, a leading home appliance brand in China, have launched a whole set of smart electronics products and mobile apps for indoor air quality detection and improvement.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com