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Featured on the App Store
The main inspiration for the app logo was the image of a traditional analog alarm clock.
Early is both fun and functional app which people use right upon waking up. Because of this, we chose a color scheme and typography that would be bright in feeling but not too hard on users’ eyes. Linear shapes and a light font, all in fun colors on the dark background, achieved the effect we wanted.
Early was supposed to be a simple app with only a few screens. Due to Apple’s restrictions for third-party apps, we had to create a lot of notification messages and explanations. We felt this was degrading the user experience, so we started with the user flow predicting all possible issues a user might face.
Our aim was to create screens that have a clear structure and where users can efficiently perform all the actions they needed. This is a screen where users can preview or edit their alarms.
Alarm – This is an alarm that the user set, it shows the time, days, the chosen game. It can be edited or removed with one click.
Menu – The user can easily access other screens, set a new alarm, or preview and play the games that can be added to the alarm.
As we wanted an app that’s not only beautiful but also functional and would wake up users, we created 9 different games, all written in simple and lightweight SpriteKit.
At WWDC16, we got invaluable feedback that helped us improve the user experience. We realized how important localization would be, and now with 7 languages, we cover almost half of the world.
After 3 years on the App Store, Early Game Alarm has more than 50 000 downloads. Together with the positive reviews from our users, this makes our work worthwhile.
It can be tough getting up in the morning. Just one more minute. Roll over one more time. With Early Game Alarm, it can be fun to wake up, since it’ll have you start the day with a short fun game. Get your win in before you leave your bed!