Tuesday, May 10, 2011

App - SMS Auto Responder

 Ever been driving and unable to answer your text messages?  I know I have many times, especially while riding my motorcycle.  Its very difficult to drive a bike and text at the same time, not to mention how dangerous it is!  Currently under development with a release date to the Android Market on Friday May 13th, is an application that will automatically respond to incoming text message with either a predetermined text or whatever you like. Sleeping? Eating? Driving? Or just want to be left alone? Let the auto responder do the dirty work for you.

Two proposed applications with different levels of options.

 A free version that will have a list of 5 predetermined texts to select from and one that the user can edit. Outgoing messages will automatically be perpended with "(Auto Response)" so the person receiving the response will know you didn't send the text yourself. Also the application will have the option to have the notification sound turned off while the auto response is active. The free version will be supported by a small Ad bar at the bottom.

The paid version which will sell for ~$1.99, to be released Monday May 16th, will have all the same options as the free version with the following additions.  All 5 predetermined texts will be able to be edited by the user to say anything they want. Also an option will be available for people to text you "Where are you?" and receive and approx GPS location with a link to Google Maps showing the relative location and distance to where you are at. This feature will be disabled by default to protect personal privacy.  Also the paid version will not have the Ad bar at the bottom, giving users a clutter free app to use as they wish.

Future updates for the paid version will include the ability for the application to recognize when in movement above 5 MPH and auto respond without having to continually turn it on and off.

Leave a comment of what you think!  Always listening to ideas and what people would like to see in an app.

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea. It would be more simple than me having to type a 100 texts all saying I'm driving or what have you. When is this available :)

    -Mandi Mays