I’ll be honest here, I don’t get a bunch of phone calls. I’m a teenager. We text more than anything. But that didn’t stop me from loving this app. The app is called Automated Away Text, and it does pretty much what the title suggests: if you miss a call or receive a message, but can’t reply at the moment, it sends an automated text message to that person, letting them know that you can’t make it to the phone.
You can preset up to 5 messages, and even chose when to send it. For example, if I only wanted the app to send a message when I miss a call, there’s an option for that. When you go into the settings, you’re given 3 different options to change: the Send If option mentioned above, Send To, which asks if you only want to send to people in your contacts or specific contacts, and the last choice is simply for repetition purposes.
I have to admit, the UI is very nice. The soft blues and silvers make this app worth looking at. It’s a pretty simple app, but that’s all it needs to be.
Like I said, this isn’t a very useful app for someone like me, but I can definitely see the appeal for a business user that receives a large number of calls. I can imagine someone being in a meeting and not being able to answer a call. Instead of texting under the table like a high-schooler (guilty as charged), this app sends that message for them, letting the caller know that their call will be returned shortly. Or maybe you’re at work with a customer, and you don’t want to be rude by answering your phone in the middle of a conversation. This app is for you.
So what are you waiting for? Give Automated Away Text a try. You can download it from the Android Market or AppBrain below. It’s only $0.99, which really isn’t that much when you consider that it’s going to fund a great developer. You can look at a few screenshots below.