The Alarm application is a free alarm which you can use on your iPhone and iPod Touch. Not only does the application flash red, but it also makes an alarm sound when you enable it. The benefit of this application would only been seen on the iPhone though. . .as the alarming sound comes out of the speakers, where-as with the iPod Touch, headphones are needed.
The flashing light can be seen quite well from a distance, and would light up a dark room. To help you understand what the application is for, the developers have included a fun little image displaying when it could be used. The first picture shows a person jogging, and then the iPhone seems to fall out of the person’s pocket, which causes the alarm to sound. This is because the application is able to detect if the device is dropped by using in the accelerometer inside.
The other time that you would be able to use this application would be if you was in trouble, such as getting attacked, but in all reality, if someone was attacking you, you wouldn’t pull out your iPhone, unlock it, open the app, and then enable the alarm, because by then, your attacker would have fun off down the street with it.
The application is a good concept, but having to open it up each time seems such a drama. If only it was enable-able in the background.