From Microsoft Garage, The Mimicker Alarm Android App Showcases Project Oxford.
Microsoft showcases its Project Oxford that leverage machine learning to simply track the user's habits and wakes them up when they are supposed to and keep them up by an awesome playful strategy. This app is available for Android users, as of now.
In a yet another attempt to make people active and remain active it has designed a novel way to make things work right from the morning. "Wakey wakey", shall it call you when the alarm strikes. You can track all the alarms and reminders set at any application from this one place. This just makes things simpler for a user. But, what is all the hype about? It is just another alarm application, right?
I cannot say that you are more than wrong. Although this application does use machine learning to help you with your activities and also additionally allows you to use it as a basic traditional alarm clock, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. There is an amazing user interface that you would have never enjoyed before to make your morning happy and cheerful. The next thing is the promise to not just wake you up, but also to keep you awake. The strategy is using 30 seconds of your time to turn off the alarm or snooze it.
But, why do I need 30 seconds to do that? This is because, the app wants you to select between three modes of doing so, either by playing a small game, taking some selfies against colorful backgrounds, or repeating some phrases, and if you can imagine that they have ensured that these phrases are not your nursery rhymes and even if they were, the voice recognition system will not let you fall asleep just yet. This is certainly the awesome way to wake you up in the morning and the three modes implemented is actually helpful psychologically without having you to stress a little on your brain cells and still remain up for a short time before you choose to go asleep. Once you are done with these tasks, probably you will be reminded of your busy schedule or pending work of last night and you will surely get up to get that done.
Lastly, the app is called the Mimicker Alarm and you can watch the teaser video too, for starters. I loved it, btw.