Rise and shine!

As technology PR specialists, we’re always keen to hear about new apps and the innovative ways in which technology is being used. However, I’ve just read about a new app that I think users will either love or hate in equal measure.

It’s called ‘Wakie’ and it’s a free wakeup call from a community of 1.5 users from around the world all united in their dedication to wake the planet up! Lots of different countries are involved so recipients could receive their morning call from anywhere in the world.

The science behind the service is that your brain wakes up faster when someone asks you a question, sings you a song or tells you a story.

Those who have been on the receiving up of a ‘wakie’ have reported a range of experiences from one caller playing a song down the hand set, another being woken by a softly spoken woman wishing the recipient a lovely day and another even claiming to be Agent Nick Fury and shouting: “Wake up, your planet needs you!”

Now I’m not sure this service is for me – I prefer to wake up gently in the morning and currently use a very gentle ring tone to ease me serenely into my day. I certainly wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of a call from a complete stranger. However, many recipients love this service and look forward to their first call of the day.

Tell us what you think. Would you like to be woken by a ‘wakie’ or is the thought of it enough to bury your head under the pillow?

Fiona Whyatt has worked in B2B and technology PR for many years. She loves blogging!

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