A FRUSTRATED dad has invented a cellular app to cease his son’s smartphone from working as a result of the teenager saved ignoring his texts.
Nick Herbert, 45, determined sufficient was sufficient after by no means listening to again from Ben, 13, as a result of the lad was endlessly taking part in video games on his smartphone.
Nick Herbert created an app to pressure his son Ben to reply his textsCredit score: SWNS:South West Information Service
He spent eight months creating the ReplyASAP app which is designed to take over Ben’s cellphone till he responds.
An alarm sounds and the display screen is blocked with a message so Ben won’t be able to make use of his cellular till he replies.
Nick will get a notification if Ben has seen the message.
If the cellphone is turned off, a message pending signal exhibits on Nick’s cellphone.
Tech whiz Nick, 45, of West Wickham, Kent, stated: “I’m hoping the app will make our relationship higher.
“It can alleviate the stress once I can’t pay money for him as I’ll know that he has seen my message.”
An alarms sounds first disabling the person to entry their functionsCredit score: SWNS:South West Information Service
He admitted some kids won’t need the app however Ben thinks it’s a good suggestion.
Nick added: “As youngsters I realise they aren’t going to be massively eager however my son hasn’t actually stated something destructive.
“It’s all about him understanding why it’s there.
“Will it’s the bane of his life? Possibly, however I’m not going to be utilizing it on a regular basis to talk to him.
“It’s speculated to be a failsafe.”
The person has to ship a message to be able to achieve entry to their cellphone once moreCredit score: SWNS:South West Information Service
Nevertheless, Nick has one downside to beat.
His app solely works with Android mobiles.
His son has an iPhone so Nick must high-quality tune his Apple model.
The app prices 99p to trace one particular person, £2.49 to trace 4 folks, £6.99 for ten folks and £12.99 to attach with 20 numbers.
Nick has some high-quality tuning to do, as his app is not at the moment appropriate with Ben’s cellphoneCredit score: SWNS:South West Information Service