What's New- Optimized for iOS7!
- Completely redesigned, more intuitive interface!
- Improvements to power consumption
- Brand new “Radar View” replaces previous compass tracking
- Get walking directions!
- Improved help menus!
- iOS/Android cross-compatible!
(Special thanks to Frankie Heard for his interest and feedback!)
App DescriptionLast Alert will notify you when your (or your child's) iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad runs low on battery.*
Optional features allow you to view the location on a map, or track it down with the new radar view! Get both with a one time $.99 in-app purchase:
***App must be installed prior to losing your iPhone/iPod Touch.***
We've also released an Android version of Last Alert Pro. The email notifications are cross compatible, so you can search for a missing Droid with your iPhone or vice-versa. So be sure to tell your poor, misguided, Droid loving friends about Last Alert Pro! (Available in the Play Store today!)
There are three main components to Last Alert Pro:
1.) Audible Notifications - Select your favorite alarm sound and choose up to 3 battery alert intervals (20%, 10%, 5% etc.,) When the alert sounds, you or your child will know it's time to put it back on the charger. (Children pick up on this idea very well, and we've included several kid-friendly alarms to choose from.)
2.) Email Alerts - in the event of a dying battery, the app will send out an email with last known GPS coordinates. Choose up to 3 email notifications (20%, 10%, 5% etc.,) Open the email on a computer, click the link and see the location of the device on a map.
3.) Radar Tracking - configure the alert messages to be sent to an email address on a second mobile device running Last Alert. (iOS or Android) You can then use the app's built-in map to get walking directions. Or try the radar view to point you to the last known location. (Go 15ft Northeast, etc.,)
Last Alert compares the distance between the two devices, and tells you where to go to start your search. We also compare elevation information to help you determine if the missing device is on another floor of your house or apartment building. A sonar-style "ping" increases frequency, as you get closer.**
Yes, there are plenty of battery and GPS apps out there, but nothing that provides all this functionality to help you find your missing device AFTER the battery has died. Kind of like good car insurance...you will really appreciate it when you need it.***
*Last Alert will need to be launched manually. For this app to run in the background, Apple requires GPS to be on constantly, which can produce a noticeable drain on the battery.
**Due to the lack of hardware (magnometer), the radar feature is not available on iPod Touch.
***The accuracy of both the map and radar features are reliant on the coordinates provided by your device. Average accuracy varies between a 5ft-30ft radius. Weak or obstructed signals, and other environmental limitations may further degrade accuracy.
Regardless, we will attempt to provide you with a starting point to begin the search.
January 28, 2014 New version 2.2
June 05, 2013 New version 1.6
October 22, 2012 New version 1.5
October 11, 2012 New version 1.4
July 18, 2012 New version 1.3
April 05, 2012 New version 1.1
March 24, 2012 Initial Release