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The World’s Most Obnoxious Alarm App

None You’re red-eyed. Frantic. And pacing rapidly around your bedroom in concentric circles.

No, you’re not having a nervous breakdown. You’re just trying to shut your freaky alarm off.

Introducing Walk Up Alarm Clock, an iPhone app that absolutely will get you out of bed, be it from annoyance, panic or even exercise, available now.

You may not want to resort to this every morning. Just on those mornings when you really have to be somewhere.

Apart from your alarm time, you’ll set it to emit one of many particularly grating sounds—screaming, fire alarms, ambulances or an annoying cough—as well as the number of steps you’ll need to take to turn it off.

That’s right, you’ll have to pick up your phone and walk it around a bit, anywhere from 10 to 100 steps. It works with your phone’s accelerometer to know when you’ve hit your target. Only then will it stop.

Now, it is still possible to snooze with this thing. Unless you set it to “evil mode,” which prohibits such dawdling. And while you’re at it, turn on “panic mode,” which adds a visual element on the screen: shark attack, bomb going off or even doomsday.

Not the actual doomsday, a pretend one. We think.

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