This has to be the zaniest way to wake up with strangers…
“Hey there, I’m just calling to wake you up,” I said a little awkwardly.
“Thanks. Where are you from?” replied a female voice with a thick Irish accent.
“The UK. You’re from Ireland, right?”
“How could you tell?” she said wryly.
“The flag at the top of the screen.”
It took 9 months to be approved, but, Wakie — the ‘social alarm clock’ that lets you wake up (and be woken up by) strangers — has finally arrived on iOS. Launched originally in Russia as a website back in 2011, before being rebuilt and debuting on Windows Phone and Android earlier this year, the app is designed to replace your phone’s alarm clock with a call from a real person: Namely, another member of the Wakie community.
“Most people hate alarm clocks, billions of people feel unhappy every day with these classic ringers and ding-congers,” Wakie co-founder and CEO Hrachik…
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