Death Cough is an entertaining tongue-in-cheek app specifically designed to ensure you always know when your battery needs a little extra juice. When its “sick” threshold is met, it will play a polite (although somewhat ill-sounding) cough and present an alert window, even if your device is doing something else or locked and in your pocket. When the “death” threshold is met, the app will play the configured “dying” notice, alerting you to recharge your device or it will shortly power off.
“We wanted to provide iPhone users with a fun and easy way to maintain awareness of their phone’s battery life,” says Verietas founder Joshua Pressnell, “and we thought a theme that poked fun at the common concept of a ‘dying battery’ would be entertaining and well-received by the public.”
Death cough is the first iOS battery app that is not designed to be in the foreground. It doesn’t attempt to tell you how much operational time you have left. It’s not supposed to be displayed at all. “Its sole intended purpose,” says Pressnell, “is to sit, patiently waiting, in the background, waiting to alert you when the battery is running low.” Never get caught with a dead battery again. Let your phone tell you when it is dying.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 1.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Death Cough 1.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.
Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, Verietas Software develops and publishes interesting and useful mobile applications of all types and is the developer of numerous apps in the top category charts. Copyright (C) 2011 Verietas Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.