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Marco Polo is the app that shouts back at you when you can't find your phone

Leah Yamshon | June 9, 2014
It will respond to your shouts when your phone is muted or asleep, and it works completely offline--it doesn't require Wi-Fi or a data connection at all.

Its response can be temperamental at times as well. Sometimes, it will randomly shout "Polo!" at me without my preemptive cry for help, typically when I raise my voice to respond to someone else. I've also found that it responds more accurately to harsh commands and voice inflection--a demanding "MARCO!" versus a more inquisitive "Marco?" makes all the difference.

Despite its quirks, Marco Polo is a helpful little app that actually feels more like a game. Though you might feel a little silly shouting at your phone for help, the app typically responds almost instantly. Who knew losing your iPhone could actually be kind of fun?

Marco Polo is available now in the App Store for $1.


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