How many times have you lost your phone only to spend what seems like ages looking for it? The Marco Polo app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone gives you a very quick and easy way to find your mobile device. For those familiar with the popular game of Marco Polo you know that by calling out the words you are able to locate someone who is hiding, while the app uses that same idea. Simply use the sound of your voice to yell out Marco and your device will then ring back at you in response.
Losing your mobile device is something the majority of us can relate to. Perhaps it’s only happened to you a couple of times or maybe you’re the type that goes through this on a daily basis, regardless the Marco Polo app can prove to be quite useful. Just shout out the word “Marco” and your device will ring back in response as the “Polo.” It could be that you’re tired of digging through your purse or book bag trying to find it, maybe it’s in the car somewhere, or hidden in the couch in some mysterious location.
This utility-based app requires iOS 7.0 or later to use and currently has 2.5 out of five stars from users. While it's a fabulous concept it seems as though it could use some perfecting still. Some users don't like the fact that it needs to be running to use it as this can drain the battery pretty quickly. In its last update customer phrases were added to the app so that now instead of just ringing back at you it calls out "Polo" in response. As well there have been some tweaks and improvements and an iOS 8 widget added.
Find your phone quickly and easily
A Variety of User-Friendly Tools
The app stays useful by offering customers a variety of tools such as the ability to change the voice and phrase the app calls out to you. There are more than 30 to choose from so you're bound to find one that you like. You can customize the volume level on your device, there are push notifications, and the app will still work in silent and sleep mode. As mentioned if you're using this on iOS 8 there is a widget that you can use. Keep in mind as users have pointed out the app does run in the background so it can drain the battery.
The app will help you locate your missing mobile device
Call out the word “Marco” and it will respond to you
Customize the voice and phrase the app calls back with
This offering is very easy to use
The app can drain your battery quickly
Some feel it is too sensitive
The Marco Polo app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone may just be the tool you’re looking for to help you locate your missing device. The app is simple and uncluttered, sticking to the basic functions only.