Has your alarm clock stopped working? Sure, it makes a noise at the right time each morning, but does it actually wake you up engaged, inspired, with that world’s-your-oyster kind of feeling? If the answer is no, then it’s time to start harnessing your smartphone for a little more get-up-and-go. For the adventurous, there is Wakie, the app which wakes you up with a phone-call from a total stranger. FL however, is rarely in the market for conversation prior to a morning coffee. If you too are unenthused by the prospect of having to entertain a stranger in your waking moments, then we suggest Wakeapp Call, a more palatable social alarm clock app.
Wakeapp Call wakes you in a different way every day. With its simple and intuitive interface, you can share and receive wake-up messages (‘wakeys’) with either your family and friends or (if you’re feeling brave) from members of the worldwide Wakeapp Community. A ‘wakey’ is a customisable audio or video message that can be sent to encourage people (whether you know them or not) to wake up or get motivated to do various everyday tasks. As such, you can request a ‘wakey’ at any time of day: for example, get someone to persuade you to go for a run, remind you to feed the fish or revise for an assessment.
The Bottom Line: An ingenious solution to the problem of alarm desensitization, Wakeapp Call could be your new morning rouser.