It is 6 am and the alarm turns on: a trembling hand comes out under the blanket and pushes the snooze button hard and silences the alarm. For people who are not that big of a morning person or who stay in the bed for too long, there is hope with the new barcode alarm app - which doesn´t have a snooze button, but instead needs for example toothpaste to turn off.
Start the app, enter the wake up time, choose the alarm sound - up to this point the "Barcode Alarm Clock" doesn´t differ from all the other alarm apps for smartphones. Additionally to the wake up time the app asks for a barcode. If you choose the toothpaste barcode for example, then the next morning the alarm only turns off when you get up and go to the bathroom to scan that specific toothpaste barcode.
The whole idea doesn´t only work out with toothpaste, you can use almost every 1D barcode, which you can find. This means that it also could be the barcode of the cereal package in the kitchen.
The app "Barcode Alarm Clock" is currently only available for iPhone. According to lifehacker.com the "Morning Routine" in the Play Store is supposed to be a good alternative.
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