If you’re the kind of person who can’t get out of bed without delaying the alarm a couple of times and ends up late for work, and you have an Android phone, the new alarm from Microsoft will not let you snooze your day away. The new features include having to utter some serious tongue twisters in order to make it stop ringing.
The Mimicker Alarm, as it was named, is much more complex than any alarm apps that have hit the market so far. While the others require the user to solve a piece of a puzzle or draw a rather complicated pattern, the Mimicker makes the person that uses it to complete a “Mimics” challenge out of the three possible within 30 seconds.
The app devised by Microsoft is rather clever and very tricky. While some of the features are classics like letting you see all of your alarm lists, program different alarms for various days, or the same one for all the days of the week, choose your alarm ringtone and others, there are some which makes it unique.
If a user chooses to install and use the Mimicker Alarm, he will have a possibility of a 5-minute snooze when the alarm first goes off. After that, once the person hits the button “Wake Up” he or she will have to complete a challenge from the three that are available with the app.
The three tasks available for now are to mimic a certain facial expression from sad, to surprised and happy (maybe Microsoft thought that sleepy and angry are default features that will not make the user make any real effort), take a picture of an object of a certain color or say some phrases that can be real tongue twisters and require your absolute attention.
But there is a catch. You only have 30 seconds to complete these challenges because the new alarm from Microsoft will not let you snooze. If you can’t do the task given to you in half a minute, the alarm will go off again thinking you want to cheat and went back to sleep.
Microsoft’s Garage program is responsible for the development of this App. This means that the pesky morning alarm was built by employees in their free hours. It’s a job that was done by some friends that work together, had an idea, and relaxed while developing it.
The new alarm from Microsoft will not let you snooze, but it will let you share your morning mandatory facial expression picture with your friends on social media.
You can check out the presentation video below:
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