September 10, 2011 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Guatemala City, Guatemala - Independent developers Pedro Alejandro Wunderlich and Andres Canella today introduce Wake N Shake 1.0 for the iPhone - The Merciless Alarm Clock, their new Productivity app that can only be turned off by shaking the iPhone vigorously. Designed to fully awaken even the soundest sleepers, it has no snooze button or shut off. Wake N Shake helps users get their day started with a jolt of energy. The Wake N Shake alarm clock app for iOS includes the following features: display of time remaining till the alarm, 24 creative alarm sounds, unlimited alarms, app runs in the background, quick naps, shuffle alarm sounds, vibrate function, animated alarm clock character, and red neon numerals for viewing in the dark.
One glance at the Wake N Shake alarm clock and it is clear that this is an app with a sense of humor. Alarmi, the red neon, alarm clock cartoon character stands above the large, numerical readout. Silently, he smiles, blinks, dozes off, scratches himself, chews bubble gum, thinks, and snores. Setting the alarm is easy using the Apple picker, that lets the user dial in the exact time they want the alarm to go off. Unlike most alarm clocks, Wake N Shake then displays the hours, minutes, and seconds remaining until it is time to get up and shake the iPhone. A quick glance at the clock in the middle of the night instantly reveals how many more hours of sleep remain (normal time readout is also available).
Of course, the real innovation of the app is the Shake Meter. A tall, thermometer-like indicator, the iPhone must be shaken vigorously to make the meter go up, reach the top, and shut of the alarm. Shaking and resting does not work; the meter drops back down. Only continuous, hard shaking, sufficient to bring anyone out of sleep, will silence the alarm. This feature is quite amusing when first demonstrated, and soon becomes a regular, beneficial part of the user's morning regimen. The level of shaking intensity required is user adjustable, and recurring daily alarms can be set in advance.
The developers have truly let their creativity run wild when designing the alarm sounds. A robot voice commands you to arise and make French toast, or an interplanetary space war breaks out in your apartment. There are a wide selection of alarm sounds from which to choose, including: Private Ryan (Normandy invasion), Bunga Bunga (jungle drums), Squeaky Toy, Chicken, Evil Laugh, Sheep, Alien Abduction, "Mistery" (synthesizer), Espanish, All Aboard!, Circus, Space Balls, Crunchy, Ugh, Kids!, Brazilians, July 4th, Jolly Good Fellow, Chimp, Bugle Reveille, Hello Robot, Hungry Bear, and The Future. Users can control the fade up of alarms and can shuffle alarm sounds randomly.
* Shake function like you've never experienced in an alarm app before
* Configurable shake function: from hard to merciless
* Unlimited alarms
* Quick naps
* 24 creative alarm sounds to get your blood flowing
* Beautiful interface optimized for use in the dark
* Animated alarm clock character: Alarmi
* Countdown. Alarms count down so you know how much sleep you have left
* Random alarms with shuffle option
* Works even while in the background
Pro Shaker Edition Exclusive Features:
* Merciless shaking intensity, for the motivated who want to really seize the day!
* 10 more creative alarms than the free version
* Vibrate function, so it rattles your nightstand
* Volume Fade-In. Float out of a dream, wake up feeling great. Ready to shake it!
* No ads
A useful feature included in Wake N Shake is the Quick Nap. Touch a button and the app will time a 10, 15, 20, 30, 45, or 60-minute nap. Also available is a Custom Nap button that can be set from 1 minute to 23 hours, 59 minutes. For those who like to jump out of bed, primed and ready for the day ahead, Wake N Shake fits into their routine perfectly. And for those who find it hard to awaken in the morning, or those who may abuse the snooze button, Wake N Shake is an alarm clock app that effectively motivates the user to fully wake up and make the most of the day.
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 4.2 or later (iOS 4.3 tested)
* 12.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Wake N Shake 1.0, Pro Shaker Edition is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Wake N Shake 1.0, Rookie Shaker Edition is free, features fewer alarms, and is ad-supported. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Pedro Wunderlich is a recent graduate from Texas Christian University and has been a user interface architect for three years. Andres Canella has a degree in computer animation and has been hacking since his early teens. Together they come up with innovative ways to use technology to improve people's lives. Copyright (C) 2011 Andres Canella. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.