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Social alarm clock app Wakie wakes you up with calls from friendly strangers

Social alarm clock app Wakie wakes you up with calls from friendly strangers

December 10, 2014

Since its release on Android and Windows Phone, Wakie has enabled 1.5 million users around the world to make 30 million wake-up calls. Now, the startup behind the innovative social alarm clock app of the same name is set to significantly increase those numbers with the release of Wakie for iOS.

Indeed, it's time for users of iOS devices, particular iPhone and iPod touch wielders, to be awakened to the prospect of getting woken up in the morning by strangers. That's right: strangers.

But Wakie maintains that its unique social network is home to a community of friendly strangers. The network, it says, is closely moderated and the members monitored to ward off jokers and pranksters.

Wakie seeks to provide an alarm clock that you won't want to hit snooze on by having someone call and wake you up at your set time and engage you in a minute-long conversation. “You'll hear a warning at 50 seconds, and the call is automatically disconnected at 1 minute,” Wakie notes. “No awkward goodbyes, no long conversations—calls are quick and casual.”

Of course, the deed works both ways as you can also volunteer to wake someone up.

Designed for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 6.0 or later (but not yet optimized for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus), Wakie is available now on the App Store for free.

See also: Snapchat updated with improved captions, stacked filters and iPhone 6 support, The iPad version of the eBay app now offers a ‘Today’ page that showcases unique items, and Before the Apple Watch arrives in early 2015, Pebble is looking to expand its user base.

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Wakie - Social Alarm Clock
Wakie - Social Alarm Clock

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