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New smartphone app ensures your child answers your texts immediately

New smartphone app ensures your child answers your texts immediately

"H$3 e has a smartphone, and it's very hard to get a hold of him because it's always on silent", Herbert told CTV News Channel in a video call from London, England on Thursday.

Herbert said he gave his son, Ben, a cellphone after he started high school, under the assumption that the new purchase would make it easier for him to get ahold of his son. The alarm will sound until the message is read. He was frustrated with some lulls in communication with his son, especially when important information was being shared - "not because he needs new batteries for his Xbox controller", Herbert wrote on the website.

"However, what I thought was a solution turned into a different problem", Herbert wrote. Basically, the app locks the phone by taking over the screen and sounding an alarm.

However, now the app only works with Android and his 13-year-old Ben has an iOS phone. You're texting that person you've been dating, the conversation is flowing and then BAM...they ghost you.

Herbert looked for an app that would override the silent function and demand Ben's attention. But lo and behold, even with the ability to text in her pocket, she still gets distracted and goes MIA, sending you into crazy-mom-freakout mode. Well, we're living in the fearless new world that is 2017 and apparently, there's an app for that: ReplyASAP. You could use it among your friends if you needed quickly contact them about something, or use it to find your phone when you've misplaced it at home.

ReplyASAP will freeze the recipient's phone until the urgent text is acknowledged, but is this app a crucial download or too controlling?

Now Mr Herbert, from West Wickham in London, is selling his creation to help stressed out parents across the country keep track of their children, reported the Sun.

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