Mimicker Alarm

A Microsoft Garage Project

Wake up, Stay up

Set alarm

Set your alarm

Alarm rings

Act when you hear it

Play a game to dismiss

Play a game to dismiss


Mimicker Alarm is a morning alarm clock app that helps you get up and stay up by playing a simple game, called a "Mimic". To dismiss your alarm, 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 yourself and your surroundings. 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.

Mimicker Alarm was built to showcase the power and flexibility of Microsoft Cognitive Services, a platform of artificial intelligence APIs which includes the former Project Oxford. There are three different Mimics that you could be challenged with and once you've successfully accomplished the task, you can share the personalized photo with friends to show how you "beat the clock".

All of our code is available on GitHub where you can view the source, file issues, or even contribute your own Mimic. We want to hear from you, what can you build using Microsoft Cognitive Services?

Ready for a new day with Mimicker Alarm?