To “arm” your device – you simply fire up Alarmomatic and place your iPhone down on a flat surface. A count-down from 5 is displayed and then shows the warning message – “This device is running Alarmomatic, attempting to move this device will trigger an alarm“. Alternately, you can display any image or background of your own from your photo library.
If anyone touches your iPhone – a loud shrieking alarm will immediately sound. You can even password protect Alarmomatic so that the only way to stop the alarm is to enter the correct pass code.
If you hit the home button to try and bypass the password protect feature, this also initiates a short-duration alarm – a good feature for preventing people from just quitting the app to get rid of the alarm. Despite this, Alarmomatic is still probably best used for fun rather than security. If someone did try to take off with your iPhone – Alarmomatic has an Achilles heel – silent mode.
Bottom Line: A simple motion-sensing alarm for your iPhone or iPod. Great for scaring friends.
Alarmomatic requires the iPhone OS 2.2 or later and is compatible with both the iPhone and iPod Touch.