Whether you're completely testing your calls or taking the time to respond to the simplest text, and getting your kids to respond to your messages is a modern parenting task.
Now, a dad has developed an app that prevents children from ignoring their parents' phone calls and lyrics – and that's just awesome.
British father Nick Herbert, 46, was inspired to develop the ReplyASAP app when his 14-year-old son Ben repeatedly screened his calls.
The app, which has since been downloaded by thousands of protective parents worldwide, allows people to send alerts even when the recipient's phone is muted.
Once received, the messages take over the screen and lock it before users can sleep for three minutes or respond immediately.
After the sender selects one of the two options, he receives a notification to confirm that his message has been received.
Nick revealed what inspired him to develop the software: "[Ben’s] The phone was constantly dumb or he was doing something else, so I thought there was a way to get him an important message I needed. "
He confirmed how popular the app is with parents around the world and added, "It was a problem that I was unable to contact my son.
In addition, the app works both ways, allowing the two consenting users to override each other's devices in an emergency.
Nick added, "Both parties have the ability to block the other person."
The designer admitted, however, that "nothing" prevents anyone from deleting the app from their phone.
Although ReplyASAP was first introduced in August 2017, it has now reached more than 100,000 downloads and is currently only available for Android phones.
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