App allows total strangers to call and wake you up instead of an alarm clock

App allows total strangers to call and wake you up instead of an alarm clock
We all get phone calls from strangers occasionally, it is usually the result of wrong number being dialed, or a telemarketer that wants to sell you the latest and greatest service for the low-low-price of whatever.

What about having total strangers call you to cull you out of bed? On purpose? That is what Wakie does, connects you with total strangers to either be woken up by, or enlist you to wake them up with a phone call.

Wakie is the evolution of an app called Budist, which got its start a few years ago, developed by, and targeted mainly in Russia. So far, the developers say that more than a million users have placed over 30 million wake-up calls. Now, thanks to some fresh funding, Wakie has been developed to cater to anyone that wishes to be woken up in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

For those that want to do the calling and waking up, you can sign up from anywhere. Wakie is currently available for Android and Windows Phone. The iOS app is currently in the approval process, so we expect to see it make its debut in the near future.

After you sign in with your phone number, Wakie then places you in a group of those that want to be woken up, or a group for people that want to do the waking. The app even tries to connect you with someone of the opposite sex. The calls are automatically timed to last one minute, so there is not much chance of this becoming a dating game, rather, it should be just enough time for the waking person to be somewhat coherent.

Phone numbers are kept private, with the app initiating and terminating the calls. It is just like an old-school hotel wake up call, but instead real people are coaxing you to get up and get going. You can check the app and hit the “wake someone up” button if you are in the mood to be of service. If there is no one available to wake you, the app will generate an automated call. Wakees can rate the wakers too. It all sounds like good fun, yet, the potential creep factor is inescapable.

If you choose to give Wakie try, let us know how your wake-up experience is.

Download for: Android | Windows Phone


sources: The Next Web via Gizmodo

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13 Comments

1. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Windows Phone :3

4. hurrycanger

Posts: 1773; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

lol I looked at the pics then scrolled down, saw your comment, and thought it was available only for WP. I got a little sad.

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Wow. This is interesting...

3. Busyboy unregistered

An app for weirdos

5. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

i'm getting straight on this. ANYTHING i can try to coax me out of bed in the morning is welcome.

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

ohh i want jane moore to me wake up!!

7. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's...creepy.

9. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Yeah sure is.. but im going to try it lol

8. tettech

Posts: 69; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I thought Jane Moore was a jailbait, then I saw her age...wow. Wake me up every morning.

10. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

and shes from the US...LOL

11. zennacko unregistered

So... can I set the app to wake me up when it's all over? I mean, when I'm wiser and I'm older? P.S. Yes, I HAD to do that.

12. jedaite unregistered

That song sucks major ass. It's sh*tty and is sung in a completely different tone compared to the deepness of the lyrics. totally hate it.

13. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Weird and creepy! Hope it's not Mr Ghostface who'll wake you up!

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