Android Alarm-News-Calendar Mashup

Emveep
Solution Marketing
Industry Others
Application Type Custom Development

Descriptions

The app is for mobile devices with myriad functionalities and on-the-go features. The app "mashes up" several online utilities one might need when they wake up in the morning. So instead of having to sit at your computer and open several pages to update you each morning, Zazu displays updates on its dashboard from your calendar, the news, and the local weather. So what’s so unique you ask? Other than it’s easy to read presentation, Zazu mornings’ most important tool is its alarm.

A regular alarm goes off, and offers you two options: Off or Snooze. Well, Zazu offers you an additional option “read news”. When the alarm goes off and you press this button, using text to speech technology, it will read you the news as you get up and commence your morning routine. The app, now called Zazu Mornings, "mashes up" several online utilities one might need when they wake up in the morning. So instead of having to sit at your computer and open several pages to update you each morning, Zazu displays updates on its dashboard from your calendar, the news, and the local weather.

Its dashboard provides a personalized experience because of its integrations with user’s Google and Facebook accounts. It also shows a localized weather forecast throughout the day. Even the news feed is personalized, as user is given the option to choose what news they would be shown and read them.

Technical Specification

Programming Language
  • Ruby

Business Issue

The Client requires an Alarm app which acts as a Morning Assistant, displaying required informations so that it helps the user to start the day

Business Solution

Marc, the co-founder of Zazu, first approached us with a project, a mash-up application which combines several different services from already existing applications. He hoped in combining these services, creating one very useful application instead of having to use several different apps.

Benefits

The interesting features in the application are calendar integration - advanced RSS controls - weather forecast - alarm – text-to-speech – email/ gmail integrated – reader.

Lesson Learned

Mobile devices such as iPhone or Android with sensors revolutionize Swiss-Knife approach to a simple, handheld device.