Checking Out Zazu Mornings

A few days ago, my friend Joe Gallo shot me an IM, asking if I’d heard of Zazu Mornings. I hadn’t, so I installed it on my G2 to check out and give it a spin. Zazu Mornings is an alarm clock app that adds quite a bit of efficiency to your wake-up routine. Of course, there’s an alarm clock function, with a handful of fun (and rousing) ringtones.

In addition to simple alarms, Zazu Mornings reads your phone’s calendar events and pulls in the weather and a selection of RSS feeds, for a nice recap to start your day. The app uses speech-to-text to read all of this information aloud, and the voices have a pleasant tone and some friendly banter included, as well. It’s definitely a cool alternative to a normal buzzer sound.

The best part of Zazu Mornings, though, isn’t the app. When I downloaded, I received the email below, directly from one of the co-founders of Zazu. Obviously it’s an automated form email, but it added quite a nice first impression. I don’t remember adding my email address to the app, so I’m assuming that the developer used my Google email address, since I downloaded from the Android Marketplace.

zazu mornings

In a world of ever-increasing app counts across various platforms, it’s really refreshing to see a developer working to stand out, not only in the quality of his application, but also to boost the experience of using his service, as well. Completely brilliant.

Published by rcadden

Just a dude with a phone.

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