There's A New App That Will Freeze Your Phone Until You Respond To Texts From A Certain Person

(WHDH)  — Tired of your children not responding to your texts? Now there’s an app for that. The app is named ReplyASAP, and it was created by a man in the United Kingdom named Nick Herbert. According to the app’s website, Herbert came up with the idea after his son, Ben, began secondary school. Herbert said Ben would often leave his phone on silent and would either miss important texts or ignore them altogether. “When I try and contact him he rarely answers, either because he doesn’t hear the phone, or because (and I’ve finally had to admit this to myself) he may be embarrassed to speak to his Dad in front of his friends,” Herbert wrote. To fix this problem, Herbert created the app which takes over the phone’s screen and rings an alarm until the message is opened and acknowledged. The phone will even ring if the device is in silent mode.

Nick Herbert you fucking IDIOT. Do you realize what you’ve done? Do you even realize what you’ve done, man? You just strewed us. In ten years we’re gonna be talking about ReplyASAP like it’s the atom bomb or VX gas… one of those things that we wish we could just uninvent.

Nick, you fool, I don’t care if your shitty kid isn’t responding to text messages how about taking a bullet and dealing with it rather than creating technology that is very obviously going to be used by girlfriends and wives? We’re out with the guys, watching the game, trying to have a good time and don’t want to talk about how Samantha was kind of a bitch at the office that day. But now I can’t use my phone at all unless I acknowledge that and have to get into that conversation? That’s fucking bullshit man.

“Hey John, why don’t you just refuse to put the app on your phone?” asks the guy who’s never been in a relationship with a human woman. If your girlfriend hears about this, and she will, and asks you to put it on, and she will, then you’ve got no choice but to either agree or break-up. If you don’t then you’re dooming yourself for eternity to have fights about it. Anything that happens will always circle back to “AND YOU KNOW WHAT… you WANT to ignore me. You won’t even put that app on your phone because you just lovvvvvve ignoring my feelings so much!” It will be absolute hell so you’ve got to either embrace it or get out entirely.