Dad was worried about his son not texting him back so he created an amazing app that allows a parent to send messages. It also makes a message audible even if the recipient's phone is on silent and will block the phone until the child replies.
Back when we were kids, the most we would get would be a Nokia mobile. That Nokia mobile was only capable of texting and playing Snake games, unlike today when smartphones are so cheap and available to everyone. While this makes things easy, it also makes parents worried about their children who waste their precious time on social media. Like many other parents, Nick Herbert, a dad in the United Kingdom, had a hard time getting his son Ben to text back after he bought him a smartphone.
The 'smart' dad found out a way to make his son text him back on his 'smart' phone.
Nick created an amazing app called RespondASAP that will lock a child's phone until they reply.
“However, what I thought was a solution turned into a different problem,” Herbert wrote. “Because the phone was ‘smart,’ he could play games and watch videos on it. So invariably he keeps his phone on silent so I wouldn’t know.”
“As such, when I try and contact him, he rarely answers, either because he doesn’t hear the phone or because (and I’ve finally had to admit this to myself) he may be embarrassed to speak to his dad in front of his friends."
“There are messaging apps that tell you when a message is delivered and seen, but the point is the message can be ignored or not seen because he didn’t hear it,” Herbert explained. “So ReplyASAP is my solution to this problem.”
The amazing app allows a parent to send or schedule messages. It also makes a message audible even if the recipient's phone is on silent mode. The vibration or the tune will continue until recipient acknowledges it. Not only this but the app will also display on their phone over what ever they are doing, and will block the phone if the kid doesn't reply. The best part is it even gives the sender the recipient's location.
“During the development process, I spoke to Ben and showed him the designs and thinking behind the app and he likes the idea because he will know that if he gets one of these messages then he will always hear it and will know it’s important.”
“He will also have the ability to send me these messages, so there is a mutual understanding that using ReplyASAP is only for important things and not because he needs new batteries for his Xbox controller.”
Many parents might need this useful app which is currently only on Android phones, but is coming soon for iOS devices. It starts at about only $1.25 and will make you easily keep a check on your kid and stay connected.
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