The Marco Polo App Turns Phone-Hunting into a Game

 - May 21, 2014
References: tuaw & geekologie
The Marco Polo app turns a pool party favorite into an efficient way of locating your lost phone.

I'm sure we're all familiar with the panicky, breathless feeling of realizing that your phone -- which, unless you were raised by wolves, is obviously on silent and/or vibrate -- is missing. Instead of savagely tearing your house apart, now you can simply call out 'Marco,' and your phone will respond with 'Polo.' Of course, you might have to do this several times, which means that you'll still look a little looney in the process. But hey, it's a small price to pay for an intact home and your sanity.

I, personally, enjoy the ritual of destroying my home in frantic pursuit of my phone -- this is usually followed by me silently sobbing in the shower, convinced I'll never see my phone again. For those of you who are a little less masochistic, the Marco Polo app is an excellent way to make phone-hunting a little more fun.