Find My Phone (Android Wear) – Indie app of the day
What is Find My Phone?
Find My Phone is an application designed for Android Wear. As the name implies, this is an application that will help you find your phone. Since your phone and your watch are connected and always in sync, this app takes advantage of that connection to ring your phone when you’ve lost it.
The interface is incredibly simple because really all this app does is ring your phone. On your phone or tablet you have a menu that lets you configure what kind of notifications you can set and how the phone responds when the app goes to find your phone. You can set notifications, ringtones, and even have your flashlight turn on if you prefer to help you find it in dark places. It’s worth noting that some features like custom ringtones and the flashlight feature are only available in the pro version which will run you $0.99USD as an in app purchase.
Since I don’t yet have an Android Wear device, I made our own Josh Vergara check it out and he can confirm that it does, in fact work. It’s very colorful and perhaps too much so for some people but the design is solid and everything appears to work as you would expect it to work. Thanks to the deep Google Now integration on Android Wear, you can also use voice commands to start the application on your phone. Simply say, “Okay Google, start Find My Phone.” The app will take care of the rest.