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The ezWake Project is an ambitious youth-led initiative to develop a lifestyle app that helps the world wake up the "ez" way.
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General Description

Wake up the ez way

The ezWake Project is a talented youth-led initiative to develop a lifestyle app. We are an ambitious set of people inspired by technological development surrounding us everyday. For our own app, it employs a unique way to help those who struggle to wake up, and get out of bed. Utilizing a wide range of tactics such as puzzles that must be solved before allowing the user access to turn off the alarm, ezWake is an innovative alarm app that is set to launch this Fall of 2017. 

About

When we first decided we were going develop our own lifestyle app, we were firstly able to find a problem within society. As a group of students, we decided to combat the issue of simply waking up in the morning. A majority of people heavily rely on mobile phone alarms to wake up and often, many fall victim to pressing the snooze or heading back to sleep. Through a simple but innovative solution, ezWake, we are striving to solve a large problem for both ourselves and society.

Features 

  • Puzzle 
  • Motion Sensors
  • Sounds
  • Customizables
  • Statistics

Behind the Idea

From top left to bottom right: Alannah Zhou (founder), Michael He (Chief of Programming, Christy Lee (Chief of Programming), Carlinda Lee (Chief of Marketing), Darian Leung (Chief of Marketing).
From top left to bottom right: Alannah Zhou (founder), Michael He (Chief of Programming, Christy Lee (Chief of Programming), Carlinda Lee (Chief of Marketing), Darian Leung (Chief of Marketing).

 

Beyond the chiefs, the Executive Team consists of 15 tech savvy minded students serving as either marketers, designers or computer programmers. All of which, are heavily invested and interested in ensuring success of the application on android and iOS platforms. Based in Vancouver, this project is backed by various university and secondary students.

Timeline

When deciding a release date, we tried to take everything into account - from the market to business knowledge. The app will release Fall 2017, just in time for people struggling to change from relaxed summer routines to their new schedules.

Use of Finances

Funds Distribution
Funds Distribution

 "ezWake" promises to put every dollar donated into this app. In our breakdown of funds, we found a significant amount of money is needed for an app to be introduced and kept on both the App Store and Play Store. Swallowing the expense as a group of ambitious teens is a little harder; hence our goal from this Kickstarter is to reach the funding goal of $300. Research for this project will include looking into what sort of puzzles help people become the most awake; how long puzzles should generally be; if puzzle difficulty or duration is better at brain stimulation; if certain ages (middle school and college for example) change the effects of the alarm. These are a lot of nuances but these details are what makes an app more perfect. This funding will enable us to have small marketing campaigns, necessary program subscriptions, and a developer account with other necessary, but crucial, starter items.

Other Ways to Help

We understand that not all people will be able to provide financial contribution for the ezWake project but anyone can always help by sharing our patreon page through various social media platforms. Any and all mentions will help tremendously to boost our awareness within networks. Feel free to follow us on our social media applications and provide feedback through our surveys, promotions or comments section.

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Risks and challenges

Project development of tech. initiatives are intricate and may come down with unexpected challenges. Therefore, we will provide updates throughout the development process and ensure if any changes are applied to our proposed schedule.

The Project ezWake team is a passionate and collaborative team that will always remain confident in the ability to deliver this product.

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