Two Forty Four A.M. - Locale

Price: $9.99

Locale was a Grand Prize Winner at the Android Developer Challenge and it’s not hard to see why. Essentially, the software provides a smarter way to control your phone’s settings. Whereas most phones allow you to create different profiles for work, home, office or outdoors, Locale let’s you create profiles that are changed according to your current location. For example, Locale can be set up to automatically switch your phone to vibrate when you’re at the office and switch the ringer back on when you get home.

Locale doesn’t just rely on battery-draining GPS to determine your location it can also use cell triangulation and Wi-Fi to work out your position. And it does more than just update your ring tone. You can set it to remind you to recharge your battery as soon as you get home if it’s below a certain level and it can automatically turn off power-draining settings when it detects your battery is low on juice.

What’s more it can change other settings, such as your wallpaper, according to your location and allows you to set VIP numbers that will still ring through even if your phone is set to silent.


Locale is so useful it’ll quickly become one of your essential applications.


August 19, 2014, 5:30 pm

I did not load this app because it wants access to things that should be none of its business. eg,Device and App History,Contacts and Caledar,Photo and media files, Wi fi connection info. If someone can explain why it needs this access I might reconsider.

Alan Smith

April 7, 2016, 10:13 pm

What annoys me is this websites tactic of creating more hits by spreading out a short article over many pages to generate more hits- shameful. At the very least give the option to see all of the bits on a single page.

Kathleen Heath

September 13, 2016, 3:40 pm

All apps want personal information, that's just the way it is these days. Marketing tools I guess and hopefully not snooping.

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