ReplyASAP – An App That Prevents Kids From Ignoring Parents Text Messages

ReplyASAP, the new app invented by Nick Herbert, freezes the recipient’s phone and sets off an alarm until a text or call is returned – even if the cell is on silent mode. It also notifies the sender whether the recipient has received the message or not and when it was received. If the phone is turned off then a message pending sign will show on the sender’s phone.

Nick Herbert built the ReplyASAP app to get his forgetful son to text him back. Ben, his 13-year old son always has his in silent mode. Frustrated on this Nick developed the messaging app.

Every time the kid gets a message from the parent, the app freezes their phone and set an alarm till they respond to the message. Once the recipient screen is taken over, they have two options, either “cancel” or “snooze”, both of which will be apparent to the sender. The sender will be notified whether the receiver has read, cancelled or snoozed the message. The sender will see a pending status for the message if it has not been received because of poor internet connection. Parents can also set the time when the message needs to be sent.

The app’s free to download, but users have to pay for bundles depending on how many people they want to talk to. Bundles start at $1.28 for one person, and $3.21 for 4 people, and $16.73 for 20 people. All users will be able to connect to one child for free when they download the app.
The app is available on google play store.

Currently, the app is only available on Android devices.

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