Motorola Alert

As promised, Motorola has brought its Motorola Alert app to two more of its phones. The app made its debut on the inexpensive Moto E, and it's migrated to more of Motorola's phones — specifically the Moto X and Moto G, which are starting to receive their Android 4.4.3 updates. (The app would mostly work on the Moto G and Moto X before the update, but now everything's all official-like.)

The Alert app is part emergency locator, part alarm, and part big brother. You'll designate an emergency contact — or a group of contacts. Should something bad happen (and should you be able to get to your phone), they'll be told that the Alert app has been activated, and given coordinates of your location, all over SMS. There's also a sort of panic but that sends a pretty decent siren screaming into that good night. And there's also a "Follow Me" option that will periodically send out your location, or alert contacts when you're arrived at a predesignated location. Say, home or work.

We've already taken a pretty good look at the Motorola Alert app. You can get your download on at the link above.

 
There are 55 comments

H3AD8HOT says:

It says it isn't compatible with my Nexus 5.

theoctagon says:

I imagine that unless you have the rare Motorola Nexus, there aren't any plans for the 5.

mwara244 says:

The Motorola D1? I still have that phone

Johnny Blake says:

It only works on Motorola phones. And only 3 of them to be exact. The Moto Trio.

Posted from my Motorola Moto G

David Horgan says:

Your kidding right? "Rolls eyes......"

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mr_glass says:

Not sure why these apps are not available for the HD or M - I know the phones are considered old - however my mother picked hers up a little less than a year ago from VZW - this would be nice for your "Chronologically Advanced" seniors...

nexus15 says:

You bought the carrier'd up version of the device. no surprises. You knew going in the moto x would be the best device.

mr_glass says:

The Moto X was not available for her then - also the Razr HD has been updated to KitKat - so the app can work - your statement does not answer a question or even make a valid point..

DCSholtis says:

I think it only works with Motorola phones

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Incompatible with HTC m8. Here in Chicago.
I've been really baffled lately. This is craziness.

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ultravisitor says:

Basically, you didn't read the article.

brendilon says:

Or he's an idiot. Don't rule out that possibility.

NoNexus says:

+1

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Why the name calling? It's sarcasm man, chill.

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cwbcpa says:

If it makes you feel better, I picked up on the sarcasm. Well played...lol.

David Horgan says:

I'm the king of sarcasm. This isn't sarcasm. This is a ID10T error.

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cwbcpa says:

I hope you are wrong. I felt it had to be sarcasm. I will say though that some of the comments people make really make me wonder what grade level they are reading at. Comprehension sees to be pretty poor sometimes.

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David Horgan says:

And with this comment, I'm done with the f'n internet for the day. Jebus people are stupid

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thejesse says:

Still says it is incompatible with my Moto X.

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udazavlanje says:

Mine too. Probably because it's still not updated to .3.

VZW Moto X

cguella says:

Exactly when VZW updates to 4.4.3 it will work then

yearoftherat says:

Unless you read the whole article, the title is so misleading...

3 > 1. It's really not that difficult.

ultravisitor says:

LOL

David Horgan says:

People can't seem to understand its for MOTOROLA phones. Don't be surprised.

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brendilon says:

When Samsung updates an app or propagates it to more of their devices, do you ask why it's not available on an HTC or Nexus phone? Motorola apps are on Motorola devices only (pending roots and Roms)

NoNexus says:

Stop with the facts dammit!

I am waiting on the s-voice upgrade for my Sony Walkman
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Will this app work on other devices such as Xperia L?
Cheers....

No. Moto x, g, e.

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I'm not to bothered I still have ADM!

FWIW, I've tried it on other phones. GS5, HTC One M8. It works, but not perfectly. I'd still love to see Moto open it up to more.

Phil, did you side load it, and do you have a copy of the apk? I'd like to look into the code for an app idea that I have.

NoNexus says:

Thanks phil

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jonathansizz says:

Is it really so difficult to read two paragraphs? Motorola only!

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xweb10 says:

Come on, Phil. Sentence #1 is pretty bad. I know what it's like to write something up quickly but didn't you have someone read it over first?
Hopefully my Droid Maxx gets this soon after 4.4.3.

Whoops. I did re-write that lede a couple times. Fixed.

Good thing the next sentence contained the words "specifically the Moto X and Moto G" then. :p

xweb10 says:

It's all good. I'm just giving you a hard time.

thejesse says:

Rereading the article, I guess I can tell it takes the KitKat 4.4.3 update to work in the X and the G. I did not pick up on that at all in my first read.

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Exactly. Not sure if that's actually required for a technical reason, or if they just decided to make it available alongside the update for timing purposes. (Probably the latter, because obviously the Moto E didn't launch with 4.4.3.)

thejesse says:

Funny how badly we want things we can't have.

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honkey haze says:

i don't want it. just more bloatware.

atlharry says:

I'm not sure you understand what bloatware is...

honkey haze says:

It's anything on my phone that I don't want and cannot get rid of. just as with at least half of the Google Apps, and four att apps.

jonathansizz says:

So not this then. Motorola alert is installable via the Play Store, if and when you want to install it. So it's clearly not bloatware.

honkey haze says:

well i cannot uninstall any other moto apps, and i cannot install this one. i cannot even find it on the play store without following a link. which tells me it will be bundled in with the 4.4.3 update and WILL BECOME MORE BLOATWARE!

rlbrooks says:

On a side note, anyone else notice how the alert icon looks like the Fenix icon with the front part unfolded?

mariocf says:

Title is a little misleading

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brendilon says:

No it isn't, your reading comprehension skills just need some work.
It was available on one device. Now it's available on three.
Three is MORE than one.

David Horgan says:

Not referring to your reply, just in general. God dammit are people F'n stupid today!
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nexus15 says:

can anyone send me the build.prop for the unlocked (t-mobile) moto x? I have an at&t version bootloader unlocked and I really dont want to wait for the update. nexus15 at gmail dot com
-Thanks

I got the apk to work on my Nexus 4 and my old Motorola droid maxx. Just sideload it. :). http://goo.gl/4hYe5C

Negative, says incompatible with my VZW Moto X.

sam29741 says:

When will this be available in the UK?

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sam29741 says:

4.4.3 that is

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And yet it still doesn't work on the Droid Max which is nearly identical to the Moto X software wise

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