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Motorola Releases Moto Alert, Tracks You in Times of Need or Just Because

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Motorola pushed a new app to Google Play this morning, called Moto Alert. The app, at least for now, is a Moto E exclusive that is somewhat of an emergency tracker. The app allows you to “alert people important to you when you need them.” Once you tell the phone to be on alert, it will then send periodic notifications with your location to select people you have designated. If you don’t want to use it for emergencies, you can also set Home, Work, and School locations, to let others know as you arrive or leave.

Again, the app appears to be a Moto E exclusive, but I would imagine we will see this become available to other Motorola devices before long. The app is free on Google Play. 

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  • Barlog

    Anyone have the APK yet?

  • BeejRich

    This is great, especially since I’m sure many people will be buying this phone for older parents and grandparents.

  • guesswhat

    this app will be priceless in india, where child abductionss and rapes are things to worry when you go out, could alert your friends/parents if you havent reached your destination.

  • droidrazredge

    Did Motorola mention what the Moto X + 1 would be or become?

  • brkshr

    Sad to see how many guys have to hide things from their women! Either you guys need a new woman or you guys need to get your priorities straight!

  • droidrazredge

    Give it to Motorola to find a way to make something similar to life alert but now on a smart phone that can be used in a wide array of applications. Motorola just said check to all OEMS with these especially when they incorporate it to all their phones.

    • MicroNix

      Hate to burst the bubble here, but this isn’t new. Life 360 has been doing this since I can remember and works not only on all Android devices but is cross platform too.

  • miri

    Anyone else just want it because of the pretty colors?

  • ToddAwesome

    So this is Glympse with an individualized Amber Alert system?

  • Nikuliai

    I KNEW IT! Moto is marketing this thing ASAP as the perfect phone for kids. Good Job Moto

    • Shawn John

      Problem is now we won’t have anyone to give our old flagships to now….

      • Nikuliai

        A small price to pay… (lame pun intended)
        On a more serious note, I’ve been selling or giving my phones to my parents (I said phones cuz I don’t usually had flagships until last year), flagships cost too much to give away :B

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Whatever you do………..don’t let the girlfriend know about this app.

  • Phil Oakley

    Anyone got a link to the apk? Wondering if sideloading this would work.

    • Nathan Borup

      Well… does anyone have a moto E already so they can send us the apk?

    • PoisonApple31

      Need to keep tabs on the wife?

      • Phil Oakley

        Not married or anything lol, just wanted to give this app a go.

        • PoisonApple31

          Well there goes my “She’s over here” comment.

    • Johnson

      Link to the APK: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2A3wwLHLRvgYmZGZEt1NmtPUzg/edit?usp=sharing
      I have it sideloaded on my Moto X and is working perfectly

  • The Narrator

    Every guy’s nightmare.

    • Daistaar

      …And every parent’s dream.

      • The Narrator

        that too, I guess. Should use these phones to infiltrate Nigeria.

        • Daistaar

          Guess I’m a little paranoid lol. Then again, my little guy is only three weeks old so his Moto E is a looooonngg way off lol.

        • Bryan

          You know, that’s the first thing I thought of when I saw this app. The Moto E is for developing countries where keeping tabs on loved ones is probably an even bigger deal than it is over here in the US.
          It makes sense that this new app would be used as a new tool for these phones.

    • flosserelli

      A real man wouldn’t let his girlfriend/boyfriend install this on his phone to begin with.

      • The Narrator

        That’s true, ain’t nobody got time to be whipped

      • michael arazan

        Or just disable the app

    • teevirus

      “Don’t ask me about my business”

    • Daniel Maginnis

      I dunno. I’ve had girlfriend, some buddies and brother on latitude and now the crappy g+ locations for years. Its very convenient. Mainly cuz my girl commutes to work and I can plan to have dinner hot when she gets home or check if she got caught in traffic. Also my buddy is always late so I don’t leave my house until I see that he’s almost at the location we are meeting. He used to always lie to me and I’d be waiting for an hour at the bar by myself.

      • flosserelli

        “I can plan to have dinner hot when she gets home or check if she got caught in traffic.”

        Yep, you are P-whipped.

        • TC Infantino

          Or, here’s an idea…He’s considerate.

    • Hothfox

      While it is 100% true some partners would abuse this functionality, lots of partners would simply use it as a well-meaning tool. For example, my boyfriend and I live together, and commute to work every day. It’s nice to be able to hop into the Locations portion of Google+ and see where he is on his commute (if he’s even left, or he’s going to be late, etc.) without having to send him a message and have him get distracted using his hands to reply back.

      Generally I just use it if I’m expecting him to be someplace and I want to see if he’s almost there/here. That’s pretty much the only time I ever use it.

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