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Ignore No More App Locks Your Phone Until You Call Mom Back

By    |   Tuesday, 19 August 2014 08:27 AM

The Ignore No More app was developed by a Houston mother who was sick of her kids ignoring her calls.

Sharon Standifird said that even though she pays for her kids' cell phones, they would often give her the brush off when she tried to call or text.

"It went from a frustration to a worry," she told ABC's Houston affiliate, KTRK.

That's when she had the idea to develop an app — one that would lock their phones until they called her back.

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"I got on the internet and I literally just started researching how to develop an app," she explained.

Her husband, William, wasn't too surprised, saying, "Anything she's really set her mind to, she's done." He noted that she was an accomplished woman, having served in the Gulf War and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

After a few months of development, Ignore No More was born.

"This is the parent phone and this is the child phone. As a parent, all I have to do is touch the app," Standifird said, explaining how the app worked.

By simply opening the parent side of the app on her phone and tapping her son Bradley's name, his device becomes locked on a screen that only allows him to do one thing: call her back.

For parents that want to be a little less stringent, the lock screen can be set up to allow calls to a pre-approved list of contacts — perhaps mom, dad, and siblings, for example. In any case, Standifird made sure it also had the proper safety measures, so the phone can always call 911 too.

"It takes away texting, it takes away gaming, it takes away calling their friends, surfing the internet," she said. "If there's an emergency, the child will always be able to call 911. It's a feature that no developer can take off the phone."

Ignore No More costs $1.99 to buy, and is currently available on Android smartphones through the Google Play store. She intends to eventually develop the app for iPhones as well.

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