I've been looking for an app that will automatically answer the phone & put the caller on hold & have had no luck, so I am tossing the idea out to you dev people. I've even got a catchy name for it: WASP-Answer or just WASP. (Wait a Second Please).
I run into a lot of situations where I just need an extra moment to answer a call.
*I'm finishing checking out at the grocery store or placing a food order
*I need to finish peeing without subjecting the caller to sound effects
*I have a bunch of stuff in my hands & need to set it down
*I'm somewhere loud & need to move away
I can think of many other examples & I'm sure others can, as well.
My voicemail picks up after 4 rings & there is no option to set a longer number of rings (and having the phone ring for ages wouldn't be helpful in all these situations, anyway).
So, say I've got an important call coming in that I really want to answer. I don't want to send it to voicemail or call back. I'd like the person calling to know that I'm there
& planning to answer, just needing an extra moment for some reason, but I can't actually answer and say so. It's not always polite or possible for me to answer, yell "Hold on," mute the phone until I'm done doing whatever, & then answer.
What I'm looking for would be sort of a cross between an excuse message & a ringback. Kind of like you'd get when calling an office with an automated answering system. Basically, something that would allow me to hit a single button to answer & play a message saying "Hi, I'm here & I'm going to answer in just a second, so please wait... or if you don't want to wait, press 1 to go to voicemail." (*insert music* if we're getting really fancy with it). (You could probably even have the app replace the "Excuse Message" button/function, so it would be nice & easy to integrate).
I have seen apps that kinda do half of what I need & I've found ones that will do it for text, but haven't seen one that is quite what I'm describing here. I don't know a thing about the guts of Android programming, but from looking at various apps & phone features, I believe the capabilities are there - Just haven't seen anyone actually put them together quite this way.
Anyone interested in playing around with it? Thanks!