As we all know, the loss of a smartphone can feel like the loss of a limb at times. One minute, we’re connected with the entire world, the next, we can’t update our status on Facebook, Tweet, call our friends or family, download games or apps, listen to music, watch video, browse the web, read books, or tell the time.

Ok, let’s catch our breath. We can still read, and we can still tell the time; but in this digital age, most of us aren’t carrying paperbacks or wearing wristwatches. The point I’m making is, once we lose our iPhone or Android, we feel a tidbit lost, and are overcome by this feeling of helplessness that only goes away once the device is found.

Last Alert

There are various apps which supposedly help locate lost devices by means of GPS, but often, said smartphones simply disappear into the abyss because, as devices have improved in terms of hardware, battery retention has somewhat depleted.

Last Alert Pro is arguably the best app on the market for keeping your device safe and sound. Marketed mainly towards parents whose children own an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, it allows you to set three custom alert intervals for when a battery’s device is low. Unlike iOS notifications, which are silent, the alerts are audible, meaning once the sound is initiated, that iDevice must get to a charger before going flat.

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The most intriguing, useful feature has to be the email alerts which, in the event of a dying battery, will send a notification via email of the device’s last known GPS coordinates. Again, you can base your email notifications at up to three different "low battery" intervals, and, if Last Alert Pro is installed on another iOS device, the location can be tracked through the app itself.

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This app is great, particularly for those regularly losing their devices in their home. Sure, you can give yourself a call via the landline, but as you well know, 99.9% of the time, when you misplace your device, it will be on Silent (not vibrate, dead silent), mocking you profusely until you finally locate it in the last place you decide to look.

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For $1.99, it’s good value for money, and if you’re prone to misplacing your iPhone, this could be your savior one day.

Download Last Alert Pro for iOS [iTunes link]

Thanks Shaps for the hat tip!

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