Microsoft has launched an alarm application for Android devices. The app, called Mimicker Alarm, is available for free that helps you wake up and stay up by playing a simple game, called a “Mimic”.
To dismiss your alarm, you must mimic the action given like snapping a selfie, speaking a phrase, or even getting out of bed. And if you don’t finish the game in time, the alarm will start ringing again.
Once you complete the Mimic, you can share your personalized results with your friends and show how you beat the clock.
* First run experience to help you learn the app
* Alarm customization for time, day, ringtone, snooze and Mimic
* Multiple Mimics to wake up with: Match the expression, capture the color, complete the tongue twister, or shuffle between all three
* Personalized images you can share with friends after each alarm
Mimicker Alarm is a Microsoft Garage Project and has been built with Emotion API that powers Express yourself – a game that requires you to mimic the emotion listed, the Speech API is used to listen to your attempt at our tongue twister challenge, and the Computer Vision API is used to analyze colors in a photo for our color capture Mimic. Mimicker Alarm works best when connected to the internet, but you are not required to be connected in order to use the app.
Images, audio, video, or other data that you upload when using Mimicker Alarm are sent to Project Oxford APIs in order to support the fun interactive activities included in the app. Microsoft also says that it may use the data you upload, along with anonymous usage data. However, the app page says that uploaded data will not be used to identify or contact the users.