29 May 2014

‘Marco Polo’: An App That Helps You Find Your Phone By Calling For It

We all know how annoying it is to misplace a phone at home or somewhere nearby–it’s doubling irritating when we just can’t remember where we left it.

To save you from frantically searching under sofa cushions and in bags, developer Matt Wiechec has created an iOS app called ‘Marco Polo’ that turns this potentially stressful situation into a fun game of find-and-seek.

Like the classic summer pool game, simply shout “Marco!” and your phone will respond with “Polo!” You can shout as many times as you need to locate your phone–it’ll keep responding until you find it.

The app comes with 30 voice options, and the choice to create your own custom keyword for your phone to respond to. This is especially handy if you have several Apple gadgets, as it eliminates confusion over which device you want to find.

If you happen to misplace your phone at night, the app’s push notifications will light up, lending an extra hand in helping you locate it.

The volume boost feature means your phone will reply loud and clear, regardless of its volume level. It also works in sleep and silent mode.

The ‘Marco Polo’ app is available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

It costs US$0.99 and you can purchase it at the iTunes store.

What do you think–isn’t it a great way to locate your misplaced phone?

[via PSFK, images via Marco Polo]