Wake Up How You Want to Wake Up
You’ve just woken up and you’d like to know if it’s going to rain today, or perhaps the score of last night’s football match, or how about what your friends are saying on Twitter. With Wake Smarter you can customize your alarm to read information that’s important to you, such as weather, your calendar reminders, birthdays, the morning’s headline news, sports scores, your horoscope or even the joke of the day. You decide!
Wake Up & Sleep to Your Favorite Sounds
Can’t do without music in the morning? Need soothing sounds to help you fall asleep in the evening? Wake Smarter gives you loads of options to choose from including hundreds of Internet radio stations, songs from your own playlist or pick from over 20 cool musical alarm sounds to ease you into the day. You can also fall asleep to one of our ambient sound recordings or your favorite music, podcast or audio book.
Start Your Day With A Smile
Life is all about having fun. So why not let Homer Simpson, Beavis & Butthead, Stewie from Family Guy, or even President Obama, wake you up with a smile on your face. Or get your kids to record a voice message that will automatically play for you in the morning while away on a business trip. You can even get a little mischievous and type in your own naughty message and have it read to you when you wake. Ohhhh…the fun never stops!
Visually Stunning Images & 3 Clock Designs
Wake Smarter is not just a revolutionary new app that’s jam-packed with amazing features. It’s also a beautiful accessory to any bedside table. Choose from over 30 stylish background designs and 3 different clock faces (digital, analog and night view). Plus, it comes with full retina display (meaning pictures look fantastic), adjustable screen brightness and 12- or 24-hour time formats.
Wake Smarter by Crop Duster Media
The Wake Smarter app is brought to you by Crop Duster Media. Crop Duster Media is a small start up company that produces premium apps for the iPhone and iPad as well as interactive websites and business software.
We have a passion for building applications and websites that provide a profound and thrilling user experience. We are uncompromising perfectionists when it comes to code and design and we get pure joy from the multi-touch experience.
Crop Duster Media also specializes in social media marketing services for small businesses and website owners. We provide our clients with maximum online exposure through the use of increasingly popular social media marketing networks, search engine optimization and viral marketing activities.
Here is a short list of some of our websites that we have under development:
For more information about Wake Smarter, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Partnership with SemVox
Crop Duster Media has partnered with SemVox to develop the Wake Smarter app. SemVox (www.semvox.de), a spin-off of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, is a software company specializing in the development of intelligent human-computer interfaces. SemVox technology enables the controlling of applications, devices and functions without having to resort to traditional operating concepts such as keyboards or remote controls. Using our technology the user is free to choose between a number of modalities such as speech, gestures, keyboard or mouse or a combination thereof. This saves time and enables the accessing of even the most complex functions.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question that is not covered in this FAQ or you’re having troubles with your Wake Smarter app, email us at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.
Q: What if the app crashes or freezes up?
A: In the unlikely event that this happens, we would appreciate if you could send us the crash report to firstname.lastname@example.org. To get a copy of your crash report, follow these instructions:
First connect your device with a computer and sync iTunes. Then you need to navigate to the folder where iTunes copied any crash reports. This depends on what platform you are using (in Windows, remember first to “show hidden files, folders and drives” in the Control Panel)
- Mac OS X: ~/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/MobileDevice/<DEVICE_NAME>
- Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Application Data\Apple Computer\Logs\CrashReporter\MobileDevice\<DEVICE_NAME>
- Windows Vista or 7: C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Logs\CrashReporter\MobileDevice\<DEVICE_NAME>
<USERNAME> is the user’s login name for the computer. <DEVICE_NAME> is the name of the iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, for example, “Scott’s iPhone”.
We are only interested in .crash files. The crash report’s file name will begin with “WakeSmarter” and contain date/time information. In addition, <DEVICE_NAME> will appear at the end of the file name, before the extension.
Here’s an example of a WakeSmarter crash filename: WakeSmarter_2011-01-03-024833_Scotts-iPhone4.crash
Q: Can I set more than one alarm?
A: Yes. You can set as many alarms as you wish. For instance, you might wish to set one for during the week and one for weekends. However, please note that the alarm actions must be the same for each different alarm that you set.
Q: How customizable is my wake up alarm?
A: With Wake Smarter, you could literally go the entire year with a completely different wake up alarm every day. You can choose from a huge assortment of content and have it read to you in any order you wish. For instance, you could wake up to soothing classical music, followed by a weather report and then business news followed by sports scores followed by your calendar events for the day. Or maybe you also want to include your Facebook and Twitter feeds so you can get a jump on what’s going on with your friends. It’s completely up to you how you want to start your day.
Q: What is Magic Word and why do I need to choose one?
A: To communicate with Wake Smarter, you must first choose a “Magic Word” that enables the app to listen to your commands. Just call out your chosen magic word and Wake Smarter’s attention will turn to you…ask away! To set your magic word go to Settings > Magic Word.
Q: What’s the Sleep Timer for?
A: Wake Smarter’s Sleep Timer allows you to fall asleep to audio books or podcasts or your favorite music from your playlist, Internet radio stations or any one of our pre-recorded super soothing sleep sounds. And there’s no need to worry about the audio playing all night. Wake Smarter will automatically stop the audio playback once the timer you’ve set runs out.
Q: Is it harmful to leave my device’s screen on all day or night?
A: No. Modern screens such as those used in iPhones and iPads do not suffer from screen burn-in. So you can leave your iPhone or IPad’s screen on all night without causing any damage to your device.
Q: How do I add my own RSS News Feed to Wake Smarter?
A: Wake Smarter comes pre-programmed with News Feeds from some of the top news sites on the web, but there may be a special Feed that you want to receive. To add a News Feed go to your favorite website and click on the orange “RSS” icon to open the feed in your browser window. Then simply copy the URL and paste it into the “Custom” tab under Alarm Actions > Add Action > News Feeds on Wake Smarter.
Q: What if I forget to open Wake Smarter before I go to bed?
A: No worries. Wake Smarter will still sound an alarm if you have previously set one. It will not, however, be the same alarm you set but you will hear a backup alarm instead. This alarm is limited to 30 seconds, which is, unfortunately, a limitation of iOS 4 that we have no control over.
Q: Will my alarms sound if I have my iPhone’s silent switch enabled?
A: Yes, as long as Wake Smarter is open and running.
Q: How do I get my calendar events read to me in the morning?
A: Wake Smarter pulls information from your iPhone or iPad’s Calendar app. Just add reminders and notes to your calendar, set an Alarm Action for Calendar Events and they’ll be read out to you when your alarm activates.
Q: How do I get the Joke of the Day, the Daily Inspiration or my Horoscope read to me in the morning?
A: Just go to Alarm Actions > Add Action > News Feed and then scroll down the list until you find the Feed you want.
Q: How do I stop the alarm?
A: There are three ways to stop the alarm: 1) Shake the device. 2) Swipe the “Slide to Stop” arrow. 3) Press the iPhone home button.
Q: How do I snooze the alarm?
A: To put the alarm into snooze mode, “long press” the iPhone screen and hold for 2 seconds. Do not forget to set the snooze time in the Settings screen.
Q: Can I skip through some alarm actions when my alarm is activated?
A: Yes. When the alarm is activated, tap the iPhone’s screen to skip to the next alarm action. However, you must have more than one alarm action set for this to work.
Q: Is Wake Smarter always listening to my commands?
A: If you set the device to “Always Active” under “Magic Word” in the Settings tab, Wake Smarter will always be listening. However, please note that the app will only be continuously active if your iPhone is charging or the battery level is over 25%. It will also be de-activated if it has not been used for 10 minutes. You can also set the app to “Not Active”. If it is set to “Not Active” or changes to “Not Active” because of the conditions mentioned above, you must press the microphone icon to use voice commands.
Q: Can I re-order the “Alarm Actions” once I have set them?
A: Yes. Just put your finger over the icon with the three bars that appears to the right of the name of the Action that you have set and drag the item up or down.
Comments, Improvements, Ideas…
Having problems with your Wake Smarter app or do you just want to tell us how great we are? Either way, use the form below to send us a note. And remember, we’re 100% dedicated to making sure your experience with the Wake Smarter app is the best it can be. To prove that, we promise that all messages will be responded to within 24 hours.
You can also send us an email at info [at] wakesmarter [dot] com.