Text-U-Back

Text-U-Back


This is a simple but useful app that will allow you to set a custom text message to automatically send out for a set amount of time when you miss a call or a text. If you are at work until 5 pm for example, set a text message to say you are at work, set the stop time to 5 pm, and then start the service. Your friends will never have to wonder why you won't pick up the phone!

How to use:

1: The first interface you should see when you open the app is a home screen where you can chose an existing message or enter a new one. To enter a new message, simply enter a title (which will show up in your list of existing messages), and a body for the message.

2: After you enter a new message or chose to look at existing ones, you should be at a screen with a list of existing messages. Here is where you can chose the message you want to send out, delete a single message, or clear your entire list of messages.

3: After you chose a message, a new screen will come up, where you enter your options. You must chose to auto-send a message when you get an incoming text, a missed call, or both. Also, you must set a time to run the service until. The service will run from the time you press the start button until the time that you set. Be aware that the service can only run a maximum of 24 hours at a time without being reset. To manually stop the service from running before it is due to stop, you may press the "kill service" button.

Recent changes:
V 2.1.1
- Fixed bug where large devices (more than 7 inch screen) and small devices (less than 3 inch screen) would crash after the user selects their message from the list.

V 2.1
- Option to not use the time picker added. If you chose not to use the time picker, you must manually stop the service, but the service can now run forever, rather than having a 24 hr limit.

V 2.0
- option to now send just one reply per contact on the first message or missed call, rather than a reply for each one
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73
3.7
User ratings
6
Installs
100+
Concerns
2
File size
1726 kb
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About Text-U-Back
This is a simple but useful app that will allow you to set a custom text message to automatically send out for a set amount of time when you miss a call or a text. If you are at work until 5 pm for example, set a text message to say you are at work, set the stop time to 5 pm, and then start the service. Your friends will never have to wonder why you won't pick up the phone!

How to use:

1: The first interface you should see when you open the app is a home screen where you can chose an existing message or enter a new one. To enter a new message, simply enter a title (which will show up in your list of existing messages), and a body for the message.

2: After you enter a new message or chose to look at existing ones, you should be at a screen with a list of existing messages. Here is where you can chose the message you want to send out, delete a single message, or clear your entire list of messages.

3: After you chose a message, a new screen will come up, where you enter your options. You must chose to auto-send a message when you get an incoming text, a missed call, or both. Also, you must set a time to run the service until. The service will run from the time you press the start button until the time that you set. Be aware that the service can only run a maximum of 24 hours at a time without being reset. To manually stop the service from running before it is due to stop, you may press the "kill service" button.

Recent changes:
V 2.1.1
- Fixed bug where large devices (more than 7 inch screen) and small devices (less than 3 inch screen) would crash after the user selects their message from the list.

V 2.1
- Option to not use the time picker added. If you chose not to use the time picker, you must manually stop the service, but the service can now run forever, rather than having a 24 hr limit.

V 2.0
- option to now send just one reply per contact on the first message or missed call, rather than a reply for each one
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A Google User
Feb 18, 2014
Great app Gets the work done!
A Google User
Apr 28, 2013
Just downloaded Seems to work on Nexus. Going to use when driving. Will update after using it a while
A Google User
Mar 11, 2013
Works well with small bug The app works fine on my SG3 but there is a bug that makes my text alert hesitant even if the app isn't running. . For example, if I receive a text (while not even having the app running) It will come through but it won't alert me until a second or 2 later. I've confirmed this by uninstalling the app and the problem went away. Reinstalled the app and problem came back. That's about the only bug I've encountered.
A Google User
Mar 11, 2013
Works well with small bug The app works fine on my SG3 but there is a bug that makes my text alert hesitant even if the app isn't running. . For example, if I receive a text (while not even having the app running) It will come through but it won't alert me until a second or 2 later. I've confirmed this by uninstalling the app and the problem went away. Reinstalled the app and problem came back. That's about the only bug I've encountered.
A Google User
Jan 15, 2013
I will need to test it on more devices This is the guy who made the app. I do this as a hobby during my spare time on really no budget, and unfortunately I did not have the resources to test the app out on a wide range of phones. It works perfectly fine on my phone and my friends' phones, but I can see from the previous comment that the HTC Wildfire does not run it. I will definitely check into this as soon as I can. In the mean time, people, check this out!! It is free, you have nothing to lose, just try it out and it might be useful to you!