The Droid Lawyer probably isn’t the guy you want reviewing an app whose purpose is to keep in touch with family. Since I’m more likely to avoid any family contact, the last thing I want to do is encourage myself to speak with friends and relatives more often. But, Morice relentlessly requested a review of the Android app, Keeping Touch ($0.99).
The app promotes itself as . . . well, I’m not sure what. Apparently, the app encourages you to “keep in touch” with people based on how they call you. Honestly, I don’t get it. Watch this video, maybe it’ll pique your interest:
Yeah, it’s about that. Whatever that is. But…
Weren’t you thinking the whole time that this guy . . .
Looks a lot like this guy . . .
I didn’t see any adamantium claws though, so probably not.
Anyway, I couldn’t ever see the point to having this app, since I don’t want clients, unless they’re very important, contacting me on my cell. I guess if by chance I did call Mrs. The Droid Lawyer, or my mom, more often, I might be inclined to use this app. Heck, I don’t even call my own brother because he bleeds me dry (just kidding bro, you know I love you).
My first frustration with this app came on the initial load. In my opinion, which isn’t humble, a paid app shouldn’t have ads. This one does.
While you can adjust that setting (settings > Display Ad), you shouldn’t have to.
Unfortunately, this app was too confusing to even get started using. Apparently, you set up “assistants” who help you remember (or something) to contact specific contacts.
I tried to set one up for every member of my family, but I got an alarm error, something went wrong.
While I’m okay with not contacting anyone until August 2013, my family might get a little upset.
Probably someone with a more active social life than I would enjoy this app, if they can figure it out. However, I find my missed call notification and voicemail an effective method for tracking who called me. As one of my office mates said, “if you need to remember to call someone, why not use a calendar?” Bingo. I’d give this app a 1.5 out of 5 stars.