One of the greatest struggles that face students and working people is waking up when you need to wake up, whether that’s early in the morning or in the middle of the night. Alarm clocks have been broken, the snooze button has been much abused, cellphones have been thrown across the room. An app that has been a hit in other regions, particularly Russia, has now come to the US and other countries, and it lets you wake up through a stranger’s “phone call”.
The Wakie app believes that we will find it more pleasant to wake up when random people call us up on our mobile phone, rather than rely on the ever-annoying built-in alarm clock app. You just need to sign up on the app through your mobile number, and depending on what is your need or purpose, you will be put into the Sleepyheads (those who need the alarm) or Wakies (those who will wake the Sleepyheads up). The app will then pair you with someone of the opposite gender and around your same age group who will be your wake-up call on your specified time.
Now we don’t know if there is a kind of heterosexual dating set-up going on here, but if you’re not at your best first thing when you wake up (who is, come to think of it?), don’t worry because you need to spend just 60 seconds on the call with your Wakie as it automatically cuts it off after that. Also, there isn’t much security issue here since your number and theirs will not be displayed on the app, just their face, name and age. Now it’s up to you if you want to further the conversation, but that happens outside the app already (they apparently just want to play matchmaker).
Now it might sound like a weird way to wake up and might not even work for some (especially those who constantly hit the snooze button), but if you feel like meeting people from around the world first thing in the morning, then you can download the app for free from the Google Play Store. The full version is available in the US, UK, Canada, Singapore and HongKong but for all other countries, you can just be the Wakies, and have a limited number of times being the Sleepyheads.