An issue with technology today is when we're unable to locate mobile devices, especially when there's little time to hunt down the products before heading out the house. Phablocate by Liquid Daffodil aims to solve this problem by enabling consumers to play audible alerts on any device, no matter where in the world it may be, until it's found.
If you're not familiar with Liquid Daffodil, they're the resident Windows and Windows Phone developer behind the likes of GimmalPoint, Piehole, and Unification . So, what's Phablocate all about? Phone + Tablet + Locate.
Whether you own a Windows Phone, Windows 8 tablets or laptops, Phablocate utilises Microsoft accounts to manage attached devices and ensure owners never lose a piece of kit again. This service can be used in a number of situations, including when at home searching for a Windows Phone or helping a loved one in a different country to locate their Windows tablet.
Although the main function of Phablocate is to locate lost hardware, should it be in the near vicinity, there are more creative uses for the service too. It's worth noting that should you own a Windows Phone, which doesn't support custom toast sounds, the alert will be what is configured on the handset.
We're pleased to see such an app be released for the platform, enabling hardware owners to locate their possessions without using GPS. As is the case with other Liquid Daffodil apps, the user interface is well presented and everything is super easy to get set up. Both a Windows and Windows Phone client is available.
You can download Phablocate from the Windows ($1.49) and Windows Phone ($0.99) stores. A limited trial version is well on the way and will be available soon, as well as an in-app purchase to unlock the ability to add an unlimited amount of devices. If you have a Liquid Subscription, you'll be able to have full access to the new apps for free.