Say hello to Mimicker Alarm, which makes you play a game or it keeps shouting at you.
The Mimicker Alarm app only lets you dismiss the alarm by - you guessed it - mimicking certain facial expressions, taking a picture of an object that matches whatever color the app decides on for the day, or by repeating a tongue twister ("All I want is a proper cup of coffee, made in a proper copper coffee pot"). If the user doesn't complete the task in time, the app assumes it needs to start ringing again to wake the owner up. Thankfully, you can choose the sounds and games so you can simply make a dumb face at the camera and not have to run around your house to find something green in the darkness of winter. No, actually, that's not true-the game actually requires you to use your brainpower to repeat a phrase with price enunciation.
Android only for now - starts out as any other alarm clock, allowing you to set multiple times and wake you up in standard noisy fashion. After snoozing the clock, users must complete a short game within 30 seconds or face the alarm continually sounding until get the will to finish it.
Mimicker Alarm does the normal alarm thing of waking you up, but it then expects you to play a game. That might sound like more brainpower than most of us are able to summon in the morning, but better that than sleeping through your next important meeting. Now, it has created an Android app designed to show off its AI skills. The "Color Capture" game is challenging if you don't have something of that color next to your bed.
Light's job is to think about the different applications that a developer would want to build, and how her team can give them good examples, using Project Oxford APIs. This is a useful and clever app that you can download for free if you are looking to change up your morning wake up routine.