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Wakie, Wakie: Alarm app wakes you up with calls from strangers

The app, developed by San Francisco based Hrachick Adjarmian, has been dubbed as a "social alarm clock."

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An Armenian entrepreneur has launched an app that wakes users up with a call from a stranger.

The app, developed by San Francisco based Hrachick Adjarmian, has been dubbed as a "social alarm clock."

“This idea came to me seven years ago because it was my own problem I just noticed that when someone was calling me I am waking up really fast,” Adjarmian told the BBC.

“You cannot snooze a live person,” he explained.

Before going to sleep, a user will set a time to wake up through the app. The Sleepyhead, what sleepers are called, will receive a call from a Wakie somewhere in the world to wake the user up.

To add to the challenge, a “Wakie” has one minute to wake up a “Sleepyhead,” and the app tries to match users with the opposite gender.

The app reportedly has 1.5 million users in Russia while design and technology blog Gizmodo reports that more than 30 million wake-up calls have already been made through the app.

In order to use the app, users must provide their telephone number, but Wakie maintains that the information is protected and will not be disclosed.

It is available on the Google Play and Windows Store but is currently being reviewed by the App Store Review Team. Until it receives approval from the App Store, Wakie is not currently available for Apple users.