Motorola Mobility has released a new app to the Play Store today called Motorola Alert. the new app is free in the Play Store for Moto E devices but isn’t quite ready for prime time on the other Motorola devices like the Moto G or Moto X. Not sure what they were thinking on that one. The app is basically a simple location alert trigger app that sends your location data to the people you have designated.
It will periodically send location updates to those people to help them find you as fast as possible in case of an emergency. Which means you should probably put people in the list that are close enough to actually help you and not so much your mom that lives across the country. The app does a little bit more than emergency location though. It also can create geo-fences so that you can get an alert for when your kids get to school, leave school, get home or what not.
The app is only available for the Moto E currently, but Motorola is said to be bringing it to the Moto G and Moto X later with no real plans to make it ‘just an app’ that everyone can have. However, the recipients don’t have to have the app or a Moto device to receive the alerts. It isn’t a bad concept really, Motorola is definitely trying to capture the youth / parents market with the Moto E and this app. having a teenager my self, I know it would come in handy. however there are a number of other apps that do similar things and a whole lot more and aren’t device specific.