Mimicker: the new app for all the alarm clock snoozers out there

Wednesday 3rd February 2016 | Teresa

For those of us out there who just can't seem to get out of bed in the morning, this app is our new best friend... or worst enemy. It's an alarm clock that only allows you to turn off the alarm after a simple game.

I'm definitely guilty of setting about 6 alarms in the morning; they usually start about an hour before I actually have to get up, if I don't want to be late. Part of it is wishful thinking that I may actually get up and become a self-proclaimed 'morning person,' but mostly it's because I snooze at least 5, if not 6, of them.

This app solves the multiple alarm conundrum, by effectively forcing the person to wake their brain up with some simple activities. It also gives you the option to snooze it, giving you a 5 minute grace period in the comfort of your covers before another alarm sounds and you have to complete one of the games in 30 seconds, or else an additional alarm will sound, thereby forcing you to get your ass up.

In theory, this app could solve all our problems with waking up early, given none of us are good at reciting tongue twisters or matching colours and objects in our sleep. According to the beta testers over at Microsoft, the app works well for its intended purpose. It's also a perfect time for Microsoft to create such an app.

With so many of us drowning in a list of New Years resolutions, an early start to the day might make this time of year just slightly more productive. Right now, the app is only available for Android, but hopefully in the future we will see an iPhone counterpart.