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Talk to random strangers with Wakie's newest feature

By Salehuddin Bin Husin - on 25 Feb 2016, 2:50pm

Talk to random strangers with Wakie's newest feature

 Forget what your parents or teachers might have told you about talking to strangers, that's the whole point of Wakie's new feature.

There are thousands of apps online in the Android, iOS and Windows stores. However, we don't think there are many (if any), like Wakie.

Initially, Wakie was an alarm app with a twist. Instead of getting a wake-up tone or song or reminder like most alarm programs, Wakie tasked a random stranger to call you to wake you up. After all, you might ignore an alarm but a phone call? You'll wake up for it, if only to look at the Caller-ID to see who is calling.

Now, Wakie's expanded its capabilities. Not only can you task strangers to wake you up, you can also now connect with random strangers any time you want for a phone call.

In an age where text messaging is the preferred method to communicate, Wakie bucks the trend and forces you to interact verbally instead.

You can pre-select a variety of topics you want to chat about, which makes matching with a suitably interested stranger easier. The guys behind the app use machine learning techniques to learn what its users are talking about, which allows the app to quickly match compatible strangers. After all, a nuclear physicist might not share much in common with a plumber. Wakie currently can connect users under 7 seconds, so you don't really have to wait long before you can get talking.

The creators envision the new feature not as a novelty but as a way for users to get honest feedback regarding their problems, emotions or whatever questions they might have. While Google is where most users turn to answer questions, the minds behind Wakie feel that it's lacking the human element, which gives a different perspective on things.

if you'd like to try it out, the app is now available on Android, iOS and Windows stores right now.

Source: Wakie (via Tech Crunch)

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