Wakie App Gets a Stranger to Chat You Awake
Article by George Norman
On 24 Sep 2014
There are several ways of getting people to wake up in the morning. Some apps blast you with loud noises, some apps get you to play a game, some even threaten you with public shaming. The Wakie app takes a social approach to waking you up in the morning – it gets a stranger to chat you awake.

Instead of hearing an alarm sound, instead of playing a game, instead of being threatened with public embarrassment, you get a call from another Wakie user. That’s right: some stranger calls you and talks to you until you’re awake. But mind you, Wakie tries to find someone you'll like.

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The developer presents the app as a social alarm clock or human-to-human alarm clock. “Wakie is a community of people waking people.” You use the app to set an alarm for 8 in the morning for example. At 8 in the morning, you will get a call from a member of the Wakie community. Some Wakie user that you don’t know will call you up in the morning and make sure you wake up.

Wakie users are separated into two categories: Sleepyheads and Wakies. In the example presented above, you are the Sleepyhead and the stranger who calls you in the morning is the Wakie. Sleepyheads are the ones who need to be woken up and Wakies are the ones that call the Sleepyheads and make sure they wake up. The app will try to match Sleepyheads and Wakies of the opposite sex. The calls are quick and casual; they last just 60 seconds.

Wakie App – Main Features
  • Talk to wake up – another Wakie user will call you and talk to wake you up. Wake up to someone singing a song, telling you a story, asking you questions, and so on. The calls are quick and casual; they last just 60 seconds.
  • Sleepyheads and Wakies – users are grouped into two categories. Sleepyheads are the ones who need to be woken up and Wakies are the ones that call the Sleepyheads and make sure they wake up.
  • Social – the app learns what kind of people attract you and tries to find the perfect match. The app will try to match Sleepyheads and Wakies of the opposite sex.
The Wakie app is free and available for Android and Windows Phone. At the time of writing this, the Wakie app for iOS is being reviewed by the App Store Review Team. Until Wakie hits the App Store, why not check out the Somebody app. It gets a stranger to personally deliver messages for you.

Additional info on Wakie is available here.






Tags: Wakie, app, social, alarm, Google, Android, Microsoft, Windows Phone, Apple, iOS
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