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Wakeful for BlackBerry updated [beta]

By Michelle Haag on 2 Apr 2011 11:49 am EDT
Wakeful is a fun new alarm application that is currently in beta testing. If you can't stand hearing that annoying alarm in the morning, or if you sleep right through the music you program to wake you, you might want to check this out. Wakeful will provide you with a personalized morning wake up call customized by your location. You can choose to hear a male or female voice tell you the current weather conditions, local news, and more.

If you are currently participating in the beta testing program for Wakeful, there is an important update you will want to be sure to download. The team at Wakeful has implemented a whole new backend infrastructure and the app has been moved to a different server.
Some other changes in this version include:
  • Icon should show for all devices now.
  • Removed the "set alarm" button.  Now when you change the time or any setting it auto-updates without the extra step of the button.
  • New backend, should be able to handle a lot more users.
  • Changed the way the network works, so if you had problems downloading the audio this version may work for you.
If you're not currently part of the Wakeful beta you can sign up at the link below. If you are already part of the program be sure to check your email and update your version of Wakeful at the link provided.
Michelle Haag Michelle Haag "@_Miche11e_ and C0001B3B5" 1196 (articles) 1684 (forum posts)

Reader comments

Wakeful for BlackBerry updated [beta]


I like wakeful, except once I installed this new beta version, a small sun icon lives on my notifications bar.

I am running os6 on my 9700 and I cannot get it to go away, it's not that annoying, but I believe it to be unnecessary

nice app,but the voice would only send me deeper into my slumber,and probably into a coma,i need an annoying alarm,one that makes you to mad to even go back to sleep,because if you do go back to sleep,you know the next time it wakes you up,you will have higher blood pressure

I love program its awesome. I wish they will make th female voice more real and less robotic in the near future. Also I hope they will let you select what type of news it will read soon. Other then that its awesome
ps: I have my main alarm come on about 20min after just incase. But I been waking up to this one though

I love program its awesome. I wish they will make th female voice more real and less robotic in the near future. Also I hope they will let you select what type of news it will read soon. Other then that its awesome

No alarm usually wakes me,this is great. I think I will turn off during day and on just b4 bed in case it's a batttery hog.

I'd like a "metric" option. Hearing the wind is 12 mph does absolutely nothing for a Canadian who works in kilometers. I'd also like the option of removing the icon from the notification bar, to choose whether I get news or the weather forecast for the day read to me. Choosing how many times the alarm repeats itself would be great too, but I understand why they would have it repeat itself if it doesn't get turned off.

alram goes off at the correct tiem but the data is always a day late and my BB is correct wiht date and time. and when it goes off there is no button to turn it off you have to do a battery pull to get it to stop. Nice idea and all but if it doesnt work reliably then it is of no good.