October 25, 2011 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Wake N Shake - The Merciless Alarm Clock iPhone app, the infamous alarm app that must be shaken vigorously to shut off its alarm, just got upgraded to version 2.0.
The update introduces a new "No Mercy!" system that prevents users from escaping the alarm in any way conceivable. It's also introducing a first in alarm clock apps: a social component that will allow its users to motivate each other into waking up, in real-time. The app has also gone global, now supporting 5 languages.
The new "No Mercy!" system makes Wake N Shake almost too merciless. Almost. If the user's iPhone is on silent, and the app is running in the background, it'll still go off. If the user attempts to close the app by hitting the home button, the alarm will continue to blast, uninterrupted. And no luck with lowering the volume. The sound levels lock and the user is unable to quiet the app down--until it's been shaken sufficiently, that is.
But the most innovative feature is the introduction of the social component. The developers built a customized twitter stream that allows Wake N Shake users to motivate each other to get out of bed. It works in real time, so users can see as others are waking up at the same time they are. The idea is to feed off the wake up energy of other users.
A fun little addition in Version 2.0 is a "shake complete" sound. Once users finish shaking, a heavenly chime greets the user into being awake. With Version 2.0, Wake N Shake is now, without a doubt, the most merciless and effective alarm clock app in the App Store.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 18.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Wake N Shake 2.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.
Pedro Wunderlich has been a product manager and UI designer for three years. Andres Canella is a tech entrepreneur, with startups in digital animation and iOS developent. 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.