WHETHER totally control calls or have fun answering the simplest text, making your children respond to your messages is a sort of modern parental mission.
But now a dad has created an app that prevents children from ignoring phone calls and parental texts – and it's nothing short of brilliant.
British father Nick Herbert, 46, was inspired to create the ReplyASAP application when he was 14 years old son Ben has repeatedly checked his calls.
The app, which has been downloaded by thousands of protective parents all over the world, allows people to send messages with an alarm even if the phone of the receiver is silent.
Once received, the messages then take over and loc k before allowing users to postpone for three minutes or respond immediately.
After selecting one of the two options, the sender receives a notification to confirm that the message has been received.
] Revealing what motivated him to create the software, Nick said: "[Ben’s] the phone was constantly silent or he was doing something else so I thought there was a way to be able to get a important message for him. "
Recognizing how popular the app has shown with parents around the world, he added:" It was a problem I had in not being able to contact my son but it never passed me by the mind that other parents could have the same prob lema. "
In addition, the app works in both ways and allows the two consenting users to override the devices one in the event of an emergency.
Nick He added: "Both sides have the ability to block the other person."
However, the designer admitted that "nobody has prevented" anyone from deleting the app from their phone.  Although ReplyASAP was launched for the first time in August 2017, it has had over 100,000 downloads and is currently only available on Android phones.
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