Android Alarm from Microsoft wants you to Rise, Shine and be Selfie Ready
January 31, 2016 03:25 PM EST
In the latest news, Microsoft is joining the band of companies that have accepted the challenge of bringing the lazy morning people to life in the mornings with their app-based alarm. The company behind this alarm, Redmond in Washington, has turned waking up into a game with their Mimicker alarm. Mimicker will force you to perform a surprise task like color-matching, taking a selfie or reciting a tongue twister. You need to finish these tasks to shut off the alarm. According to Microsoft, these games that they call Mimics will make waking up less tedious and more enjoyable. Microsoft uses a software based approach, just like many other morning puzzle apps, says CNET
"Mimicker Alarm, a Microsoft Garage Project, is a free morning alarm clock app that helps you wake up and stay up by playing a simple game, called a 'Mimic'. To dismiss your alarm, you must mimic the action given. We might ask you to snap a selfie, speak a phrase, or even get out of bed! The Mimics require you to be alert, smart, and use you and your surroundings so be ready to move," reads Microsoft's description. "Watch out - if you don't finish the game in time, we'll assume you've fallen back asleep and your alarm will start ringing again. Once you complete the Mimic, share your personalized results with your friends and show how you beat the clock," reports PC Mag
The Mimic alarm is an internet based app and works best when you are online. However, the app can also function even when you don't have internet. So next time you are in a place that does not have a stable connection, don't worry because your Mimicker Alarm will work just fine and do its job of waking you up from beauty sleep!