Sleep as Android ? Sleep cycle smart alarm - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

Yes, I am programming since the age of 6.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

This app needs to work ~7 hours on your phone and collect sensor data about your sleep, record audio to find out if you are snoring, etc. This is an increasingly difficult task on Android as you can see here: . So the biggest challenge was to make the app service non-standard battery optimizations and app killing on various Android flavors.

Another challenge was the Sonar our unique contact-less sleep tracking technique which can sense your movement during sleep using ultrasonic signal emitted from the apps speaker by measuring its reflections using the mic of your phone.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

Apart from my apps :), I like EraRead which is an excellent e-book reader app, and Klara weather app.

How long have you been working on this app?

10 years.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

First I wanted to help users optimize their sleep to boost their productivity, but over time I found out that the majority of people in the world sleep really badly thanks to all their artificial lights and technology and that the biggest task is not boosting productivity but to teach people to live a healthy lifestyle with enough quality sleep to boost their immunity and in fact make them live longer.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

This is the very first sleep tracking app on Android introduced in 2010 when no one knew anything about sleep tracking at home. It can measure your sleep in a contact-less way - no device attached using a radar (or Sonar) approach which is truly unique. This app can also measure your snoring and breath rates and point to severe respiratory issues. In addition it is an excellent alarm clock which features CAPCTHAs - small task which make you get out of bed on time without oversleeping.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

My main goal is to keep this app helping people and adjusted to every new version of Android.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

I try to communicate this in-app, but still many people ask about it later on. You can always reach out on [email protected] for any feedback or suggestions.

Sleep as Android ? Sleep cycle smart alarm

About App:

Smart alarm clock with sleep cycle tracking. Wakes you gently in the optimal moment for pleasant mornings.

- Sleep cycle tracking with smart wake up uses your phone's or wearable sensors (2 weeks trial, full version after a one-time / lifetime purchase)
- Sonar: revolutionary contact-less ultrasonic sleep tracking (no need for the phone in bed)
- Wearable tracking - supports Pebble, Wear OS, Garmin Connect IQ, Mi Band, Tizen based Samsung wearables
- Health services: Google Fit, S Health integration
- Smart bulb control with Philips HUE, IKEA TrĂĄdfri, or others over IFTTT
- Sleep Score: your sleep quality is made up of duration, deficit, deep sleep %, snoring, efficiency, irregularity
- Gentle nature sound alarms (birds, sea, storm...) and playlists
- Nature sound lullabies (whales, storm, sea, chants..) with binaural tones for fast fall asleep
- Spotify and Play Music integration or online radio alarms or lullabies
- Never oversleep again with CAPTCHA wake up verification (Math, Sheep counting, Phone shaking, Bathroom QR code or NFC tag)
- Sleep talk recording, snoring detection, and anti-snoring
- Jet lag prevention
- Sleep respiration tracking (Oximetry, Sonar or Sleep Phaser)
More features waiting for you to explore!

Categories: Lifestyle

Date: October 2, 2020

Developer: Petr Nalevka



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