Originally called wake N shake – The Merciless Alarm Clock Pro Shaker Edition, Wake N Shake is an alarm clock app that requires you to shake your iDevice in order to turn it off. The idea is that the physical exertion involved in shaking your device is enough to properly wake you up.
Recently updated to version 3.0, Wake N Shake is now ready to gamify the alarm clock as we know it.
“We’ve taken the concept of an innovative wake up experience to a whole new level, and we’re happy to push it to you for your wake up enjoyment,” says Wake N Shake developer Andres Canella. “We’ve made Wake N Shake the first ever social alarm clock that’s incredibly effective at getting you out of bed.”
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Wake N Shake 3.0 introduces a new social layer that lets you unlock achievements and compete with your friends for wake up points. Every week, the one with the most wake up points gets to be crowned as the king or queen of the week.
To access Wake N Shake’s new social features, just swipe the main screen to the right. There you’ll also see an option to log in to Facebook.
Note that Facebook login is not required for you to use the app. Nor is it used for data mining. It’s used only to facilitate the process of pairing you up with your friends.
Designed for iPhone and iPod touch, but nonetheless compatible with iPad, Wake N Shake 3.0 is available now in the App Store as a free update or as a new $1.99 download.
Wake N Shake 3.0 also includes a new interface, iPhone 5 optimization, and iPod music alarm tone support.