Ecosia

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Monday, December 30, 2019
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Description of App

Ecosia is the tech company that puts the ability to do good into the hands of internet users. When you use Ecosia to browse the web, your searches are helping to plant trees and reverse the effects of climate change.

*** How it works

Like other search engines, Ecosia makes money from search ads. The big difference is, Ecosia uses its profits to plant trees, where nature and people need them most. The Ecosia community is planting millions of trees every month across the world’s most threatened biodiversity hotspots, simply by searching the web. The more people that use Ecosia, the more trees we can plant, it’s that easy! So what are you waiting for?

***Privacy, not just promises

We're interested in trees, not your data: we don’t save your searches, we don’t track the websites you visit, we don’t sell your data to advertisers, and your searches are always SSL-encrypted.

***CO2 positive

CO2 neutral is not enough. Thanks to our own solar plant powering our servers on 100% renewable energy, and the Ecosia forests around the world, each of your searches removes around 1 kg of CO2 from the atmosphere.

***Radical transparency

Trust has to be earned. That’s why we publish our monthly financial reports and tree-planting receipts on our website. We also signed a legal contract that requires us to stay true to our not-for-profit cause, forever.

Download the Ecosia app today. The world will be better for it.

*** …or learn more:

Find out more about our tree-planting projects, team, and mission on our website: https://info.ecosia.org

***Follow us on our journey to 1 billion trees:

The Ecosia blog: https://blog.ecosia.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ecosia
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ecosia
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/EcosiaORG
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ecosia

*** What others are saying:

“By making Ecosia your search engine you can actually help the environment one search at a time.”
– The Guardian

"A company, whose whole business model is built around planting trees. To fulfill its goal, the company’s customers don’t need to do anything more than leisurely browse the web at their convenience."
– Forbes

“If that's not incredible fundraising progress by a single company, we're not sure what is."
– Treehugger

Version

4.0.6

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

13.3

Accessibility Comments

The app is quite accessible. Some buttons aren’t clearly labeled but it seems that they aren’t important buttons.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Developer's Twitter Username

@Ecosia

Recommendations

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Comments

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Sunday, December 29, 2019

How do we really know that is where the money is going? We have a transparent budjet, that is, can we the user see where the money is going and have proof? Not to rain on a party, but that always crosses my mind when I ead stuff like this.

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