Being a geek by nature, trade, and choice, I am always connected, much like most of our readers I would imagine. However, I also enjoy getting out and enjoying God’s creation every once in a while, and one of the most blissful things is the absence of interruption by cellphone. Unplug and Reconnect helps you experience this without driving into the middle of nowhere, by silencing your phone at scheduled intervals, and auto-replying to calls and texts with ‘I’m busy reconnecting’ texts.
“The new Unplug and Reconnect app, like no other app available on the Android market, makes it easy to schedule a ‘phone vacation’ or an unplugging and reconnecting event anytime you want,” said Dr. Joseph Geliebter, founder and CEO of Unplug and Reconnect, an organization dedicated to educating people about the importance of unplugging from technology and reconnecting with the people and events that are meaningful to them.
Since its soft launch on Tuesday, the app has seen very limited adoption with less than 50 downloads and only 9 ratings. However, all of those ratings are five out of five stars, so that tells you something. If any of you are married, this could be just the thing to save your date nights!
Features of the app include: the ability to schedule an unplugging time, during which your smartphone goes into your choice of silent, vibrate, call reject or airplane mode; the aforementioned auto-replies, automatic posting of Facebook and Twitter status updates, reminders reminding you of upcoming breaks, and finally the ability to not fret, secure in the knowledge that the ringing will resume on schedule—no worrying about forgetting to turn your ringer back on after lunch break. Hit the source to download it for Android 2.1 Éclair and up.