Last Updated: September 6th, 2011


There are dozens of alternative alarms out there, but ever since I discovered WakeVoice way back in November, it's been my favorite. The biggest reason: I can lay in bed for a few minutes after I wake up and not feel bad about it since WakeVoice reads me the weather and news (it can also read your horoscope and, depending on your phone, your calendar). The app uses the stock Android speech synthesis voice, but third-party voices are linked from within the app and can be purchased. Better still, WakeVoice features voice recognition. Rather than having to find your phone to hit "Snooze" or "Stop," you can just say it using voice commands.

All in all, the whole app is a bit like Tony Stark's J.A.R.V.I.S., only... you know, real (and not Paul Bettany).

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The picture gets better, too: we've partnered up with ADNFX Mobile to give away 20 licenses (normally $2.88 in the Market) for the app.

How To Win

This contest is now over. We have selected the winners - see if you are one of them here.

It's quite simple: just drop us any old comment at the bottom of the post. Be sure to use a valid email in the "Mail" field, as winners will be contacted by email. Winners will be chosen at random on September 4 at 11:59 PM PST and contacted shortly thereafter.

Good luck!

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • Aphex

    Pretty pleased with a Android device on top?

  • Sufian

    WaveVoice...sweet idea. :)

  • Jay Branyon

    Been lookin' for a good alarm app, thanks!

  • Sanket B.

    wake me up with your sexy voice....

  • Martin

    I wouldn't mind at all getting a copy of this nifty program.

  • anthrax

    winner winner chicken dinner!

  • Jason

    I really need something else to wake me up from my deep slumber!

  • Travis

    Sounds like a pretty cool idea. I'd be interested in a code.

  • Vi

    Me too! Alarm me.

  • Wicket

    might be just what I need to get me out of bed in the morning.

  • Phillip

    Say it with me, "...And the winner is Phillip" Thanks AndroidPolice.

  • Olivier

    Wicked concept!

  • SLR

    Seems like an interesting application; looks very useful indeed.

  • ErOR

    Would love this :D


  • Mat

    it reads you the news ... now that's a great ideal. Sign me up.

  • http://zerp.ly/blairward Blair

    big bed + 1 bedside table + gf in between = me only being able to yell at the alarm anyway... to no avail. wakevoice would help me solve a major #firstworldproblem in my life.

  • Zaerath

    Do want! Seems like a pretty awesome app.

  • evan

    Good luck waking me up!

  • Angel

    Wake me up before you go-go!

  • Philip

    sweet.. I always need help getting my butt out of bed

  • Felix Torres

    I Could so use this.... hope I win

  • randy

    I need a copy!
    So just i can plug it into my home system and have a real Jarvis experience.

  • Michael

    i could use one!

  • Ralph

    I need JARVIS to wake me up and feel like Tony Stark for the rest of the day :rf:

  • Carl H

    And the reason is me!

  • Nate

    Any old post. (trying to follow the rules exactly)

  • Ahmad Alsaleh

    I ma going to win this

  • slvrbullet

    My DroidX is in need of a new wakeup call to boost it's ego!

  • OldChicagoPete

    Wake me up, before you go go...that's probably too 80's

  • Jaymoon

    Well even if I don't get picked, I'll probably end up buying it anyway... So win-win!

  • kasing

    Wake me up please! =)

  • erica

    I wanna try this!

  • the1who

    Any old comment, like rock ages old!

  • Alex Zee

    Nice app and giveaways ;-)

  • Chance

    Still haven't found anything as good as the alarm clock app I had on my iPhone that used the accelerometer to wake me up at the right point in my sleep cycle.

    I was quite skeptical at first but I never slept better than when I was using it, probably the only thing I miss from my iPhone.
    Anyone know of anything similar for Android?

  • Daniel

    Nice app. I was looking for a good alarm clock for a while.

  • SSG Shea

    The Army bugle calls we get wayyy after we have to get up keep banging in my head! This alarm would be such a nice way to wake up.. So much better than the usual mortar sounds we get around here!!

  • Tim

    me so horney,...me love you long time!

  • mikeymop

    Help me to not miss my early morning college classes!

  • Shane

    Help me get up in time....please! I hate alarm clocks!

  • joey

    would be a nice addition to my arsenal of wake up tools

  • Rorinder

    Since I'm about to start university, and I'm kinda an old man (well, from university standards) i'll need the weather read to me so I'll know whether my knees will be creaking or not that day.

  • Shiro

    Waking up in style

  • SarcasticOne

    this sure would beat the crappy alarm noise that makes me regret using my phone as an alarm...

  • http://www.kalpik.com Kalpik Nigam


  • Sabaawy

    Wake me up, before you go go..
    I need this, I also don't have paid apps nor Google check out in my country, and I so neeeeed this..

  • Taskman

    What more could you ask for.. Parts of Iron Man in the phone... Nuff said!

  • HeavyD

    Wake me up please why i am late from work :)

  • iSlackerz

    I wouldn't mind a nicer way to wake up!

  • Aurelien

    I ever dreamed to be waking up like that :-)

  • Sanket

    I really need this App to get up early in the morning, since i am always late in Office ... :(

  • Rich

    Throw my hat in the ring as well.

  • 88

    ....i hope i win....

  • Tee

    Who woke me up?

  • Matt

    Wake me up , before you go go

  • Subra

    Sounds good. Who doesn't want to hear their horoscope in the morning?

    "Aries: You can escape from shitty tasks by being late to the office."

  • Tom

    Let's Gooooo!!!!

  • Dewid

    Seems a nice app..

  • http://noone Chris

    Wake up, Love ! The sun came to see you!

  • MrManiac

    Anyone ever win one these contests??

  • Kumar Abhishek

    Sounds really great! Getting it read daily feeds would be a great way to wake up!

  • Basti

    Looks really good. NEED!

  • teovald

    i need this ! Well, probably not but still.

  • Chad H

    The fact that I am trying to get a free alarm app when I woke up naturally at 3:30am amuses me.

  • Daniel

    What an awesome App :D

  • Timbo

    All your alarm are belong to us!

  • http://none Steve Drucker

    I'm calling it HAL

  • limgad

    Interesting. Waking up to the news? Gimme!

  • http://Non Kyle

    Be nice to have a decent alarm!

  • Noe

    Need this one to be woken up nicely!

  • Sanjeev

    Superb app... like a friend...

  • Saad

    As someone who is always castigated for coming into work not just late but LAST, I really want this!!!

  • Minko

    Id love a free alarm clock... yey!

  • Wayne

    Been using android since the G1 and just found this blog last week. Loving the information on here!

  • http://onlyanoop.tumblr.com Anoop tiwari

    Remember the AVATAR line "Sooner or later though, you always have to Wake Up"

  • PT

    That sounds (pun intended) like a cool app, i wonder if it support multiple languages

  • JinRoh

    Would love to try it!

  • http://yggdrasil.net Joe Ewbank

    Wow, sounds like a great app. Maybe it can keep me from being late in the mornings.

  • Mei

    App looks nice. Would love to get it. =D

  • Brian

    Sounds saaaaaaaweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

  • ScottK

    I want this app!

  • Mel Rivas

    my boss' voice waking me up = i'll never be late again!

  • Samuel Lucchini

    what a cool application! it'd really rock to win a copy

  • sebastian

    nice app! thanks for letting me know of its existence - if i don't win, i'm buying it

  • LeoM

    Cool app!! Pick me!!! :D

  • Ahmad Alsaleh

    I am going to win this :D.

  • David Lindsay

    if i win this, every morning when i wake up i will then think "android police"

  • Monte

    I would enjoy my own Jarvis.

  • Terry

    I hate waking up.

    Plz send halp.

  • Abhijeet

    I like this app

    Hope I get it

  • Jeffb

    seems cool I want this

  • Codexx

    Okay, I'll bite. This looks interesting.

  • Chris

    I need this app hook me up!

  • http://plus.psylink.net Scott Psylink Rager

    i require 5 alarms in the morning to wake up, not including snoozing, I need this

  • melendz

    Thanks guys. Android Police is the best.

  • Jacko

    Good app, Now I don't need to punch my phone every morning with my eyes closed to stop the alarm. I'll just yell at it.

  • Ary

    i am going to sleep now.
    wake me up when it's time to install this license.
    niw don't be taking your time too long to choose me. after all it's a working day tomorrow. and i shouldn't. be late.

  • Chris Girard

    Looks very cool, I wake up before my wife, she may not like it but oh well :)

  • http://www.yourdigitalspace.com Swamykant

    Good App. Thanks for share.

  • Kree Terry

    wow a lot of people entered in this one, good luck to everyone, but mostly me!!!!

  • Betty

    I never win anything..

  • Kelvin

    I want to win :D

  • http://www.androidpolice.com Eric

    Interesting, I use my phone as my alarm clock everyday anyway. This looks like it is right up my alley.

  • Steve

    Wow, I always have trouble waking up and this sounds awesome! If I don't win I'll probably buy this ;)

  • Mark Hall

    If I have to wake up!!! I would love to wake up with this!!!!!

  • Zak

    So many comments...

  • Unfair

    Finally an app that makes use of the text to speech feature that really makes sense to me.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/djs3322 Danny Staub

    Wake me up, before you go go!!

  • Andrew

    well considering that my alarm clock's backlight has failed this app would be nice

  • LN

    This app would come in handy =)

  • http://415designs.com Noshitsky

    Wake me up bABY!

  • http://www.weblogku.com Azam

    This would be cool for me... Wake me up!

  • Rasta Monsta

    I love to sleep

  • Kenn Sanchez

    I really appreciate what this company does.

  • Mike

    great idea for an app

  • Kay

    any old comment

  • Dragu cosmin

    I rely need this.

  • Dave

    Android Police is amazing!!

  • Joey

    This looks nifty!

  • Xyzodiac

    Awesome app feature guys!

  • koltzu

    Oh gosh, a lot of other comments. Let's see if this is worth it in replacing my regular alarm; my transition from 'asleep' to 'mostly awake' is way too sudden.

  • NCX

    Seems like a novel idea to eliminate wake "fatigue" I myself rely on my phone as my alarm clock, but hearing the dreaded sound every time Its time to get up is enough to hit the snooze button a couple of times to go back to sleep, a couple of times i hit it too many times and was late for work :/

  • rlmc

    I really enjoy the Android PoPo. I hope I win!!

  • http://www.google.com youarealwaysthereMD

    I would like to win a copy. I can never get up in the morning, and would definitely like to try something new!

  • Alan

    Looks like a great app.

  • Frank

    I can't believe it's not butter!

  • Dushyant

    Looks like an Awesome app, i would love to wake up by this, though chances are wont get one.

  • mihir thakkar

    wake me up dude

  • DG

    This looks like an interesting app. I wish I could win it

  • Collin Mikottis

    Gimme gimme gimme!!

  • Frankenstein

    pretty cool - i'd like to try

  • Bob0Licious

    I hope to be the recipient of a very special "you've won" email.

  • Ethan Goldberg

    Cool App. would love to win a copy

  • Len Scott

    Would like to try this

  • Nidzo

    Am I late? :) Seems very usefull application.

  • Tony

    Finally an alarm clock app that actually interests me !

  • M4tt_03

    I would love to have a seamless alarm clock app like this!!!!

  • DigiTech

    I want a wake up, now

  • http://compixels.com Binoy Xavier

    Looks so cool and would like to have a copy of WakeVoice. Count me in :)

  • Tom

    This looks quite awesome

  • Michael

    Wake me please!!!

  • Caleb B

    Yay! :D


  • http://www.twitter.com/ahmed_aly Ahmed Ali

    Looks amazing , hope to win :)

  • Sachin

    Wake free guilt for me! Yes!

  • Paul Hansen

    Sounds like this is just what I need.

  • jpr

    Wake up support !!!

  • Wayne

    Looks looks like a great app.

  • http://www.google.ro marius radulescu

    omgggggg, very cool :)

  • Matthew Kaufman

    Would love a wake me up.

  • Muhammad Ehsaani

    wake me up if I win!!!