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|Updated||February 27, 2016|
Mimicker Alarm, a Microsoft Garage Project, is a free morning alarm clock app 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. We might ask you to snap a selfie, speak a phrase, or even get out of bed! The Mimics require you to be alert, smart, and use you and your surroundings so be ready to move.
Watch out – if you don’t finish the game in time, we’ll assume you’ve fallen back asleep and your alarm will start ringing again. Once you complete the Mimic, 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 we built using Microsoft Project Oxford, a platform of artificial intelligence APIs. The Emotion API is used to power 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 our 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. The data you upload, along with anonymous usage data may be used by Microsoft for service improvement purposes. To protect your privacy, we do not use any of the uploaded data to identify or contact you. For more information about Microsoft privacy policies, see our privacy statement.
All of our code is available on GitHub where you can view the source, file issues, or even contribute your own Mimic. You can check out our repo here: https://github.com/Microsoft/ProjectOxford-Apps-MimickerAlarm. We want to hear from you – what can you build using Microsoft Project Oxford?
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