Kiwake - Extreme Alarm Clock

Kiwake - Extreme Alarm Clock

By Kiwake inc

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2015-01-06
  • Current Version: 2.7.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 59.76 MB
  • Developer: Kiwake inc
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 1,729 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

  • Great app but has some bugs

    4
    By Ldyae
    It's a great app and the only one I've found to consistently keep me out of bed. However, it does have some bugs. The most annoying one being that the app isn't on-screen when it goes off. So you have to unlock your phone and search through for the icon to the open it. This is annoying because my husband and I work opposite schedules and I have to turn off any alarm clock off quickly lest it wake him up. Another bug occurs in the Motivation section. You have to swipe the "Type a motivation here..." so it can turn off the alarm. The first time I didn't realize this and I had to turn off my phone so the alarm would turn off. It also kept crashing on me when I first set it up. Besides those few things it's a great app and has really helped me.
  • Doesn’t work?

    1
    By jlaufs
    Doesn’t work. I fall asleep with the app open and ringer on and it just pushes a bunch of notifications to my phone. One time the Kiwake alarm sound went off but stopped once I entered the app.
  • I’m actually getting out of bed... and staying up!

    5
    By Eggs pockets
    UPDATE 10/4/18: The alarm didn’t go off this morning!!!! Phone was plugged in and the app was running. I tried to send feedback to the company but I kept getting an error message that it couldn’t be sent. This is a BIG problem!! I HOPE I GET A RESPONSE! It’s fantastic when it works and I’ve come to rely on it. My sleeping habits have been really bad for as long as I can remember. I was concerned that I’d just go back to bed after taking the picture, so I set multiple alarms. The first one wakes me up and takes me to where the toilet is located. Ten minutes after that alarm goes off I have to take a picture of my toothbrush. Then I have 20 minutes to brush my teeth, wash my face, get dressed and take a picture of the coffee bean grinder. It works!!
  • Not working

    1
    By Theoneinventor
    Buggy. I can't turn the alarm off because three last screen won't let me swipe away my motivational statement. The first night I tried it the alarm never went off and I overslept. Pretty disappointed.
  • Didn’t go off

    1
    By Leilas_Mom 6
    Today is my daughter’s 16th birthday. I wanted to be up early to make her a special breakfast. This app didn’t go off. It is garbage. Save your money and use the alarm on your phone.
  • Its great but it won’t turn off 😭

    3
    By jhuertas8244
    First time using it this morning and the alarm wont turn off! When I get to the motivation part, it tells you to swipe and I do, but nothing happens. Then it will reset it self and I have to take another picture and bla bla bla!
  • Doesn’t work on vibrate

    1
    By dhandjaj
    I really wanted to like this app, but the alarm sounds don’t go off if your phone is on vibrate. Bit crucial of a detail that the setup didn’t go over. Glad I still set a back up!!
  • Need to wake up? You absolutely will.

    1
    By Trishhhhh2
    While the UX is great- nice design, easy to set up... the 2nd and 3rd day I used it, the alarms would not shut off at all. No option to take a photo, no way to turn it off. I had to get up just so I could trouble shoot the issue. I reset the alarm for the 3rd day and hoped for the best, but no luck. Just as buggy. I wish I hadn’t wasted my money. When it works, it’s fabulous and helpful. A great idea, executed in a clever way. When it doesn’t work, it’s just plainly frustrating during the already awful part of my day (waking up!!)
  • Has worked wonderfully until today...

    4
    By contentmentiskey
    This has been the only thing to actually work for me. The only issue in the past I’ve had is that sometimes the mental game is silent (I keep me phone in silent mode) and sometimes it isn’t. I never know which it will be and have woken up others. That is until today. I woke up an hour later to find my phone buzzing with a silent alarm (it has never been silent). When I touched it, it crashed. I have used this for a couple of months and will now have a concern in the back of my mind that it isn’t going to go off. :-/
  • What’s the point ??

    1
    By Annahp555
    Nevermind the fact that it doesn’t use the song I picked from my library for wake up (I can get over that). The real problem is that there is ZERO consequence for just falling back asleep before the steps are completed. Like, the alarm will just silently wait INDEFINITELY for you to take the photo of the predetermined thing. I’d expect the alarm would start sounding again but it doesn’t. I’m so mad I paid for this app. I’ve used it for a week and been late every single day.

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