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Nick Herbert said he was tired of his 13-year-old son Ben, ignoring his text messages. So the West Wickham project manager, England, developed an app that effectively locks off teen's phone until he responded.
And if the phone is silent, the ReplyASAP app sets an alarm to get the user's attention. 19659003] "He always plays games and has the phone silent. It drives me wildly," told Herbert Daily Mail in 2017. The British father noted that he and Ben now have a common understanding that the app will be used "only important things and not because he needs new batteries for his Xbox controller. "The technology not only gives parents a direct line to difficult to reach children in an emergency, but it can also help employees communicate in a crucial situation help friends gather to search for something that has been lost.
The app has been downloaded more than 75,000 times since it was launched back in August 2017.
It is currently only available on Android, but an IOS version is in the works and is coming soon.