[APP][4.4+] Auto-Reply to Whatsapp, Slack, Email & more [BETA]

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crazyfool_1

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Hey all - been working on this off and on for a while but I've finally got it in a place where it works to how I envisioned it so I'm super excited to share it with you all!

These days people expect instant replies to their instant messages & it's not always possible to oblige.

Texting & driving is dangerous, your boss probably isn't keen on your messaging at work, you might be in a meeting, you might have left your phone to go workout.. Fortunately, in any given situation, Can't Talk will respond for you.

Let people know you're busy, you're driving, you're in a meeting, you'll get back to them later.. You set the message, you set who & via which apps to respond to & Can't Talk does the rest.
It's "out of office" but not just limited to email. Whatsapp, Slack, SMS, missed calls, Telegram, Hangouts, Allo.. any app that let's you send a quick reply via it's notification - Can't Talk can respond to.

Features of note:
- You can auto reply to sms & missed calls as well as app notifications
- You can specify which apps can be replied to
- You can specific which contacts can be auto-replied to (this includes across apps like Whatsapp etc..)
- You get to specify the message that gets sent.

Features of note to come:
- Multiple profiles - so you can create a "work profile" or a "home profile" or a "driving profile" with specific responses/settings
- Contextual Switching - the ability to automatically turn profiles on & off depending on whether you're driving, in the office, at home etc..
- Contact specific responses

At this stage I'd really love your feedback on the app so far (this is a beta so there may be bugs) & more specifically what more would you want from an app like this?

Any and all feedback/suggestions would be hugely appreciated!

Beta on the Play Store here
 

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crazyfool_1

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Nice app but second reply time is 12 min after the first reply to the same person that not good. it should be the frequent reply. or is it work without the internet?

Thanks for the feedback! Was it a reply to the same message, & which app was it replying too (whatsapp, sms, etc)? There is a setting under Advanced Settings to change the reply frequency, it defaults to 15 minutes meaning it'll auto reply to any NEW messages you receive from the same contact or app after 15 minutes.

If you have a better idea about how reply frequency should work I'm all ears :D Maybe people want the option to reply to 1 contact 1 time ever, until the app is switched off?
 
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sumotori1

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Interesting application buddy. Love the opening animations.

One thing I found annoying, is that for almost anything I changed, there was no "Save" button. Thus I had to first click "Back" arrow and then a prompt would ask if I want to save or discard. Could have used only a single click if there was a "Save" button. :D

Also, there needs to be some modification for the secondary text field, e.g. Apps Secondary or Advanced Secondary. ;)
 

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Hi
This looks a very interesting app but I don't seem to be able to download it. There is no Install button on the app page.
 

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ticktock666

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Sounds nice, gonna give it a whirl

I joined the beta program through the app in the store instead of the link in the op, is it ok? Since that was a browser redirect and sign in page, so i just took a shortcut.
 
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crazyfool_1

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Does this (can this) work with Facebook Messenger?
It should work with any apps that support quick reply from their notifications so while I've not tested it with FB messenger, in theory it should work ?
Text field box should read, TAP to edit. Not TO to edit :)
?? gotta love some placeholder text haha thanks for the heads up!
Interesting application buddy. Love the opening animations.

One thing I found annoying, is that for almost anything I changed, there was no "Save" button. Thus I had to first click "Back" arrow and then a prompt would ask if I want to save or discard. Could have used only a single click if there was a "Save" button. :D

Also, there needs to be some modification for the secondary text field, e.g. Apps Secondary or Advanced Secondary. ;)
You're totally right - will add a save button in the next release ?
How would you know who had joined the beta, though? When I click the "Become a tester" button on the play store, does it send my email to the developer?
That's an excellent point - tbh the app actually left beta yesterday & I'd actually forgot to remove that caption from the OP ?

However since it was mentioned in the Portal post more people have downloaded & I'm guessing that's a big part of the reason so I'll honour that commitment.

Let's say.. anyone who's commented on the thread or liked the OP I'll send a promo code to. Anyone left hanging in 2 weeks (when the trial expires) will hopefully email me & they'll get one too. Unless anyone has a better way to go about it? ?
after I have enabled Notification Access, it is consuming 310MB RAM in a 3GB RAM Device, is it normal?
Mi Note 3 Running Android 8.
Tbh mate I've not looked at RAM usage at all seeing as the app does nothing in the background whatsoever - until you receive a notification/SMS etc.. although judging by my other app ReadItToMe that sounds about right.

I'll do some testing but unless it's causing you an issue I wouldn't worry :)

Sent from my Pixel XL using XDA-Developers Legacy app
 

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That's an excellent point - tbh the app actually left beta yesterday & I'd actually forgot to remove that caption from the OP ?

However since it was mentioned in the Portal post more people have downloaded & I'm guessing that's a big part of the reason so I'll honour that commitment.

Let's say.. anyone who's commented on the thread or liked the OP I'll send a promo code to. Anyone left hanging in 2 weeks (when the trial expires) will hopefully email me & they'll get one too. Unless anyone has a better way to go about it? ?

That's very noble of you. :good: Can you please PM me one of those promo codes?
 

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    Hey all - been working on this off and on for a while but I've finally got it in a place where it works to how I envisioned it so I'm super excited to share it with you all!

    These days people expect instant replies to their instant messages & it's not always possible to oblige.

    Texting & driving is dangerous, your boss probably isn't keen on your messaging at work, you might be in a meeting, you might have left your phone to go workout.. Fortunately, in any given situation, Can't Talk will respond for you.

    Let people know you're busy, you're driving, you're in a meeting, you'll get back to them later.. You set the message, you set who & via which apps to respond to & Can't Talk does the rest.
    It's "out of office" but not just limited to email. Whatsapp, Slack, SMS, missed calls, Telegram, Hangouts, Allo.. any app that let's you send a quick reply via it's notification - Can't Talk can respond to.

    Features of note:
    - You can auto reply to sms & missed calls as well as app notifications
    - You can specify which apps can be replied to
    - You can specific which contacts can be auto-replied to (this includes across apps like Whatsapp etc..)
    - You get to specify the message that gets sent.

    Features of note to come:
    - Multiple profiles - so you can create a "work profile" or a "home profile" or a "driving profile" with specific responses/settings
    - Contextual Switching - the ability to automatically turn profiles on & off depending on whether you're driving, in the office, at home etc..
    - Contact specific responses

    At this stage I'd really love your feedback on the app so far (this is a beta so there may be bugs) & more specifically what more would you want from an app like this?

    Any and all feedback/suggestions would be hugely appreciated!

    Beta on the Play Store here
    5
    Huge update now on the Play Store
    • Added support for messaging apps such as Whatsapp, Hangouts etc..
    • Fixed a number of bugs
    • Added support for contact specific replies

    Would love ANY feedback on the app! Happy Friday everyone!! :D:D
    5
    New beta is up! Ton of bug fixes, some layout improvements.. Feedback as always is encourage :)
    4
    Does this (can this) work with Facebook Messenger?
    It should work with any apps that support quick reply from their notifications so while I've not tested it with FB messenger, in theory it should work ?
    Text field box should read, TAP to edit. Not TO to edit :)
    ?? gotta love some placeholder text haha thanks for the heads up!
    Interesting application buddy. Love the opening animations.

    One thing I found annoying, is that for almost anything I changed, there was no "Save" button. Thus I had to first click "Back" arrow and then a prompt would ask if I want to save or discard. Could have used only a single click if there was a "Save" button. :D

    Also, there needs to be some modification for the secondary text field, e.g. Apps Secondary or Advanced Secondary. ;)
    You're totally right - will add a save button in the next release ?
    How would you know who had joined the beta, though? When I click the "Become a tester" button on the play store, does it send my email to the developer?
    That's an excellent point - tbh the app actually left beta yesterday & I'd actually forgot to remove that caption from the OP ?

    However since it was mentioned in the Portal post more people have downloaded & I'm guessing that's a big part of the reason so I'll honour that commitment.

    Let's say.. anyone who's commented on the thread or liked the OP I'll send a promo code to. Anyone left hanging in 2 weeks (when the trial expires) will hopefully email me & they'll get one too. Unless anyone has a better way to go about it? ?
    after I have enabled Notification Access, it is consuming 310MB RAM in a 3GB RAM Device, is it normal?
    Mi Note 3 Running Android 8.
    Tbh mate I've not looked at RAM usage at all seeing as the app does nothing in the background whatsoever - until you receive a notification/SMS etc.. although judging by my other app ReadItToMe that sounds about right.

    I'll do some testing but unless it's causing you an issue I wouldn't worry :)

    Sent from my Pixel XL using XDA-Developers Legacy app
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    Damn autocorrect :laugh: instead of "trigger" I searched for "tigger" and that's why I didn't get any search results :silly:

    Nevertheless, thanks for your reply, I appreciate it.

    Now, where's my parade? How do I claim such nice promo code for further testing?
    Haha no worries - promo codes will be via PM soon as I've integrated support into the app. Should be tomorrow or Saturday, figured promo code/payment support isn't as important as bug fixing atm :)

    cool stuff.. i've downloaded Can't Talk from Playstore and enabled it to reply only in whatsapp and to unknown numbers only.

    one problem tho, I have many active Whatsapp Groups with many unknown numbers/persons in it. I think it would be perfect if we have exclusions for selected Whatsapp Groups.

    I don't mind if you put it in IAP feature as long as it's reasonable

    good job btw

    edit: also 160 chars for auto reply texts for apps seems a little too short don't you think? well for sms it's great feature so we wont get charged for more than 1 sms

    just a suggestion, how about making seperate auto replies for sms and apps?
    Thanks for the feedback - so the way it works atm is if you have selected a contact (or unknown contacts) to reply to & they're in the group, that notification (aka the whole group) will get a reply. Definitely not ideal, the problem is there isn't a way to get a list of Whatsapp Groups to exclude or include. What I could potentially do is something like a name blacklist where if a Whatsapp Group notification title matches some name you enter, then just ignore it.. but that seems way convoluted to me for the average user.. any better ideas how you might expect/want this to work? :D

    And yep I'll add it to my to do list to add an option to remove the limit, just didn't want to get spammed by bad reviews saying I cost people sms fees if their replies were too long :p

    +1 about having active WhatsApp groups and groups being flooded with my auto replies.

    Otherwise, it's a great app!
    Appreciate the feedback buddy :good:

    This is such a good thought being put into practice. Keep up!
    As mentioned, Tasker integration would really make it complete. Or even a homescreen widget or a quick toggle would be dope.
    Thanks! Quick toggle will hopefully be in the next day or two, tasker might be a bit longer but will keep you posted.

    Got some wiered characters while setting permissions image attached
    :good: Fixed in the next release.