An app which sends “sweet texts” to the user’s girlfriend in order to give him more time to spend with “the bros” has gone on sale in the Android Play Store.
The new BroApp, developed by two Brisbane-based developers, offers a list of automated messages such as “Hey babe, how was your day?”, “Miss you :)” and “Wow, what a day, how was yours?”
The creators of BroApp, which launched on Sunday and costs $1.99 to download, claims it allows men to “outsource their relationships” by selecting the type of text they want to send their partner and when.
“BroApp is a tool to help Bros out,” Australian developers Factorial Products Ltd. said in a release. “We know that people are busy and sometimes forget to send enough love to their partners. We invented BroApp so that even if you forget to manually write a message, your love is still communicated. BroApp provides seamless relationship outsourcing.”
When the app is installed, it asks a user to type in the girlfriends name and number, and then a user can sent ready-made messages or write his own from scratch, and allow the app to send it as a default love note for a more (but still not especially) personal touch.
Australian developers Factorial Products Ltd., Tom and James, who declined to reveal their full names, say the idea came to Tom when he noticed his girlfriend became annoyed if he forgot to text her. Tom said creating the prototype of the app caused him a few hassles along the way. One early version of the app sent a message when Tom was sitting next to his girlfriend on the couch.
So, in order to avoid troubled with your girlfriend, the app features a “girlfriend WiFi detector,” preventing automated messages from being sent while a user is at their sweetheart’s home. It also comes equipped with a “recent contact detector,” meaning automated messages won’t be sent if a genuine one has been fired off recently.
Not only that, the app has a “safety lock down,” meaning that if it detects that an inquisitive girlfriend is attempting to open the app, it will send her a list of gifts you were “planning to buy.”
While the idea of automatic loving messages might not be some people’s cup of tea, James says the feedback from the app’s early users is that it can only help their relationship. He did not say whether that feedback came from the boyfriends who used BroApp or their girlfriends who are under the impression that their boyfriends are super-caring guys, says News.com
However, reaction to the app has so far been mixed, with some on Twitter suggesting there are “some things you shouldn’t outsource to technology” while others called the idea “genius”.
The developers say a version of BroApp will soon be available for iPhone, but with no option of selecting a boyfriend, gay men and heterosexual women will be forced to compose and send their own romantic texts for the foreseeable future.