A new app will make it easier for your cellphone’s alarm to get you up and going in the morning by making it much harder to ignore. The alarm will only turn off if you physically get out of bed and scan a barcode while in another part of your house.
The inventor of the “I’m Up Alarm” says, “We all hit the snooze, toss and turn, and fall back asleep. Then we do the morning dash because we lose those coveted morning minutes.”
The app links your phone’s alarm to a QR code that can be placed anywhere in your home that’s not in arms reach of your bed. For example, the code can be placed on coffee mugs or magnetic buttons in the kitchen.