People often come to me with their app ideas and this time I got very excited when a friend of mine presented me his. Apparently the train drivers in Germany have a button they are forced to press every now and then to confirm they are awake in order to prevent horrible accidents. When my friend was taking a night train home one day, he had troubles staying awake and thought, why wasn’t there an app for us late-night commuters. A quick check into the App Store sadly presented me with the usual “it’s already done” results, but I still felt like this would be a very simple and fun app to make and at least I would be able to present a modern version of the app.
As the premise for the Wakey Wakey is very simple, I wanted to keep the app itself very simple as well. I wanted the app to be free so I decided to include an in-app purchase that unlocks more alarm sounds. Elliott helped me once again with very nice and minimalistic designs for the app.
Alarms featured in the app’s release version are:
- Alarm Clock
- Air Raid
- Mobile Interference
- Annoying Fly
- Dog Barking
- Bird Singing
- Funny Circus
The first two are available for free and the rest you can open through the in-app purchase. It was a lot of fun to come up with annoying sounds to wake up to!