Fantastic idea but needs work Props to Motorola for trying this. Location reporting needs to be better though, and real time tracking needs to be done, especially if someone sends a "Help Me" message. And this app isn't as useful as it could be because there is no lock screen widget or quick send.
Life Saver I was walking home late at night, some guy started following me so I got up the app and pressed emergency, it didn't alert the person who was getting closer and was still following me but thanks to this app I got picked up and home safe. I WOULD RECOMMEND A QUICK EMERGENCY BUTTON ON THE LOCK SCREEN OF PHONES SO ITS QUICKER TO ALERT SOMEONE FOR HELP!
Emergency Alert - location wrong Nice idea, but has flaws. You need to be at a location for quite a while before the automatic notification is sent - so no use if you want to automatically send a message home that you've just got off the train and will be home soon. Also, more importantly, whilst the automatic notification and follow me messages correctly identify my location, the emergency alert says I'm 20 miles away. Not very helpful for sending out the search party!!
Gives the wrong location Its a good idea and useful when I'm on the trails alone but its useless. The locations it gives are inaccurate, it gives the nearest street rather than coordinates. This isnt helpful to me because i would use this when im at the park. Which is a shame because I really want to use this app. Fix location accuracy and it would work as described.
Auto location updates wrong Kept saying that I'd just left a location, even though I had actually just arrived.... And why can't I adjust the perimeter of locations I add? :/
Great potential. My only 2 problems are that 1) I don't need to notify MYSELF when I leave or arrive somewhere - just others. This turns a handy feature into an annoyance. 2) Any change in GPS functionality breaks the location detection. E.g. location tracking tied to cell towers instead of GPS triggers an alert, despite no movement of my device.
- Meet Me - Meeting Location can be changed to give more flexibility
- Create custom places - Name new places instead of just "other"
- SMS format - Short URL format when available. For place alerts no URL is sent out
- UI updates and bug fixes
Moto Actions responds to simple gestures without you having to touch the phone.