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 1,659 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

  • Inconsistent

    2
    By abg09876
    I’d been using this app for a while, but was forced to stop when about 2x per week it never woke me up. I would wake up and see that I had notifications on my screen that the alarm had gone off, but no sound— even when the app was open! It’s inconsistent and unreliable, which is disappointing because when it works I really like it.
  • Works

    5
    By fritosareveganthankgod
    Works. I stopped snoozing
  • Doesn’t work any more

    1
    By desiritchey
    I used this app a couple of times a few months ago, and it was very effective. However, it has not been working lately and I have failed to wake up when I wanted to because of this app. I feel like it was a waste of money because I rarely got to utilize it. I would love to see this issue corrected in the future, but for now it is a huge disappointment.
  • This WILL NOT help you get up in the morning.

    1
    By Sick and awake
    I’ve given this app two tries and hated it both times. The first time, I couldn't remove a scheduled alarm. I see they have fixed that issue, but this time around, it didn’t even go off on my second day!!! I see that many people are having trouble with reliability. Guess I will stick with my iPhone alarm with the snooze... just too bad I actually had to pay for this app.
  • Stopped Workkng

    1
    By Tanshiv
    Completely broken. I absolutely loved this app, but it’s become completely undependable. It simply doesn’t work, and if I didn’t have a backup alarm, it could’ve really affected my life by failing to wake me up.
  • Update killed it

    1
    By mc1221cm
    Used to be the best alarm clock app around. But after the update, it just keeps on crashing. And on the rare case that it doesnt crash, guess what. The alarm doesnt even ring. Just a bunch of silent notifications. Very disappointed with the update.
  • Found a way to easily shut it off, so now it's useless :(

    2
    By elikuz
    I liked it in the beginning and it did the job of waking me up very well, all the features worked great. Unfortunately as the chronic snoozer I am, in the morning I was trying to shut the alarm off while half asleep and was able to do it and eventually over slept. I pressed the home button twice and closed the app. A super loud alarm beeped several times and then stopped, and I fell back asleep. Unfortunately now I can't use it anymore since it's so easy to shut down... Please make it like Alarmy, so I can't close the app until I went through the steps of turning the alarm off!
  • Extremely unpredictable

    2
    By SaraEb89
    I have had this app for several years. And I used to love it! But ever since the update where you don’t have to have the app in “sleep mode” or whatever it used to be called it doesn’t work! I will triple check before I go to bed that it is opened in the background, my volume is turned up, all the things and atleast once a week it will not go off which leaves me in a panic running around the house getting ready for work. The whole reason I bought this alarm was for the no snooze option!! But frankly this is a waste of money. It all happened after the update that meant you don’t have to have the app in sleep mode. Please fix it!!!!
  • Unpredictable with last iOS update

    1
    By DBNeuro
    It used to be great, but since the latest iOS update it doesn’t always work. I thought that it was just me forgetting to make sure it was on in the background the first couple times, but I’ve since made sure that it is on every night and the alarms won’t go off the next morning a good chunk of the time. I’ve had to set other alarms as contingencies to make sure that I can get up for work. It seems that the app is crashing some time in the night. I tried reaching out to support through the feedback option in the app, but that is broken too.
  • Lose your snooze forever

    3
    By Riff8Rox
    Update below; changed review from 6 to 3 stars This is simply the best alarm clock available for the person who can't stop snoozing. The puzzles wake you up so that your brain wakes up and snoozing isn't an option. It's not obnoxious, it's not jarring. The gradual alarm wakes you gently and then the race to do the puzzles or whatever you choose get you up and out. Worth the fee. Update: When it works, see above review. However, after every iOS update it becomes very unreliable and a backup alarm is necessary.

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