Kiwake Alarm Clock

Kiwake Alarm Clock

By Kiwake inc

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2015-01-06
  • Current Version: 2.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 59.27 MB
  • Developer: Kiwake inc
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 1,676 Ratings

Description

Tired of oversleeping? If you really want to stop hitting the snooze button, then Kiwake is the best solution for you! This smart alarm is specifically designed to transform you into an early-bird, and it's actually easier than you think. You just didn't have the right tools before. Featured in over 80 countries, including the United States and United Kingdom. Kiwake has been seen in Buzzfeed, AppAdvice, Bustle, BGR, iPhoneHacks and more. So, are you ready to become a morning bird? ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Let’s face it: regular alarms don’t work very well. You just hit the snooze button as many times as you could, then rush for the rest of your morning trying not to be late. What you really need is a coach that will help you build a strong morning routine, and that’s exactly what Kiwake is designed for. Kiwake will drive you out of bed whether you want it or not! Like any good coach, it will give you a hard time if you don’t follow the rules, but also respect you when you actually do. The more you stick to your routine, the less annoying it becomes. HOW IT WORKS ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Kiwake’s mission is to walk you through a brief but complete wake-up process to make sure that you are fully awake. This process can be divided into three main categories you need to wake up every morning: 1. Your Body, by standing up and leaving your bed. 2. Your Brain, by stimulating it and keeping it away from excuses you could find to go back to sleep. 3. Your Motivation, by reading your goals to start your day inspired. Kiwake will request a proof that you went through each of those categories: ■ Body wake-up: take a picture of an object far from your bed to prove you left it. This is an object that you already saved when you have set the alarm. You could take advantage of this by getting close to the shower or immediately starting your coffee maker. ■ Brain wake-up: complete a quick mini-game that requires your full attention. By focusing on the game, your brain will not be able to manipulate you with those famous excuses to go back to bed. You know, the ones like “Meh… a shower will only take me one minute” or “I can prepare and pack my lunch in 30 sec”. ■ Motivation wake-up: read and check all your main goals, because there is no better way to jumpstart your day than giving yourself a motivation boost! FEATURES ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ◦ No snooze button : don't try to find one, there are none and it's better for you. ◦ Cooldown timer : not snoozing doesn't mean you have to instantly jump out of bed. Take some time to stretch first (3 min max) ◦ Intuitive, effective and easy to use interface. ◦ Customizable settings : - add multiple alarms, with the possibility to set specific days of the week. - choose between a variety of mini-games, their length and difficulty. - set the right cooldown time for you. - choose between various ringtones, or even use your own music. ◦ Very precise image recognition : easily knows if you took a picture of the right object. ◦ Sleep sounds: a selection of natural sounds to help you fall asleep. STILL READING ? NOT CONVINCED ? ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ THIS APP WILL SAVE YOU MONEY $$$ ◦ You will have time to make your own coffee instead of buying it on the go because you're late; ◦ You will have time to pack your lunch instead of eating outside; ◦ Along with the other advantages of waking up​ earlier; ◦ You may even get promoted :) *This app works best with iPhone 5 and later models.

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Reviews

  • Please fix bugs!

    2
    By abbyjanegreen
    Please fix this app's ability to run in the background. I have to leave the app active on my screen and cannot even lick my phone in order for it to work properly. Last night there was an alert from Apple that came through about an apple watch software update and so kiwake didn't work at all and I overslept. Please fix the reliability of kiwake. I even tried sending this message through the app feedback link but it brought up an error message. Then the developer website link didn't work from the app store. Do you want feedback or not?!
  • Five stars

    5
    By fiwbskfj
    Got me to stop snoozing. Used to have some bugs, but it works great now!
  • It’s great...when it works.

    2
    By talkingxbird
    I used to love this app because I am a habitual snoozer. Kiwake made sure I got out of bed, walked around, used my brain, and read my motivations to get up on time. By the time I did all of that, I was wide awake and not tempted to lay back down. Then it started glitching and became really easy to turn off. I just reinstalled it last night and got everything set up, only for it to not work this morning. The alarm sounded, but it just went back to the main screen of the app instead of going through all the steps. I was able to delete the alarm and go back to bed. I just wish it worked every time but it doesn’t.
  • Gets me out of bed

    4
    By noname1275
    Kiwake actually makes me get up, and I have to seriously think about it if I plan on going to bed after completing this alarm. I’ve only went back to my bed one time while using this alarm; that day my body truly just needed some more sleep. Every other day I’ve been up with the alarm! I don’t always want to be; sometimes I feel groggy and lay there awhile, but the alarm is eventually annoying enough to get me up. And don’t try just turning off your phone; it’ll start beeping super loud! This app is pretty much foolproof for anyone willing to stay up after they get up! P.S. the mini game really helps to get your brain going.
  • Buggy

    3
    By AimlessAM
    This app is great in theory, and when it works it really works, but it’s buggy. Sometimes it’ll freeze when I’m doing the tasks and just start going off wildly and I can’t make it stop without deleting it from my phone. Sometimes it doesn’t go off at all. Sometimes it can’t find my picture and I can’t turn it off without deleting it. Frustrating.
  • Unpredictable

    3
    By Robert0286
    Lately, the alarm has been hit or miss. Most days the alarm goes off without an issue. But three days a week the alarm doesn’t sound but instead just makes my iPhone “buzz” (no sound). The hit or miss is frustrating and I set the alarm up the exact same each night before bed.
  • Great for if you need to wake up.

    3
    By yraliH
    It’s great to help you wake up without hitting snooze. However, it is 90% impossible to get the app to shut up if you forget to turn one off and you go somewhere before the alarm. I woke up well before my alarm and went to the gym, where my photo item clearly isn’t there. Turning my phone off didn’t work, and I wasted two skips on the photo taking step trying to get it to stop. Not to mention the insanely loud beeping that happens when I tried to turn the app off. This is all after having to cut my workout considerably short to out outside as to not annoy everyone else. This app needs a way to prove you are awake and not at home so the app will shut up more easily. If this ever happens again, I am deleting the app and encouraging everyone I know that uses it to do the same.
  • Get Alarmy Instead

    1
    By mikesingletary
    Just as with a majority of these recent reviews, the app only works sporadically for me. Some mornings, the alarm will not go off, and sometimes after about five minutes past the scheduled time, the panic alarm will go off (the one that goes off if you try to force quit the app to turn the alarm off instead of following the steps). Super annoying. So I either don't wake up or wake up a few minutes late to there most annoying sound ever. This last update was over three months ago, their last Twitter activity was a year ago, and support seems to be unresponsive. I think this app has been abandoned. Thankfully there's Alarmy.
  • It stopped working :(

    1
    By I love pinning
    I used to love this app but for the past few weeks it won’t go off in the morning. It light up on my phone but doesn’t vibrate or play. Lighting up is pointless behemoth you are sleep. I have set up a backup alarm for 15 min later but I snooze it because I am the queen of snooze. The whole reason I got the app and used it daily for over a year is because it helped me get out of bed without snoozing. It helped me start my day off so much better. I really want it to work again, consistently.
  • Used to work

    2
    By thenorthernscar
    I missed class today because it decided it wasn’t going to work. The last thing I did before I went to sleep was make sure it was on, and I woke up to about 100 notifications of it going off in the background. Literally. New update doesn’t work and the developers don’t care. Lots of similar reviews and emails and they don’t seem to care. Customer support page says the server is down.

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