Do you feel that your kids ignore your texts? Would you like to find out if they really do that? Well, there’s an app for that. Nick Herbert has developed an app called ReplyASAP which forces kids to reply to text messages from their parents. The idea to develop this app came to him when his son got a smartphone.

“I just found that my messages and calls tended to get missed quite a lot because he got a lot of social media notifications,” Herbert said, adding that he wanted to make sure that whenever he had an important message to send to his son, it would not get lost in the sea of notifications.

The app can be used to send a text message which will be displayed over the top of anything that the recipient might be doing on the device. It also sounds an alarm on the device even if it’s set to silent. The recipient can then either reply, cancel the message or snooze it. When the message has been viewed, the sender gets to know that as well.

It’s not a standard text messaging app so it can’t just be used to send messages to anyone that can’t be ignored. Both the sender and recipient need to have the app installed. ReplyASAP is only available for Android right now and Herbert is hoping to get it listed on the App Store as well.

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