GeekWire: App enables bus naps without missing stop

GeekWire: App enables bus naps without missing stop

GeekWire: App enables bus naps without missing stop

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by CECILIA WILSON / GeekWire

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Posted on August 21, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 21 at 3:11 PM

Cornell University student Peter Zieske likes to doze off on bus rides, and he has created an app to help others do the same — without missing their stops.

Bus Alarm, Zieske’s original creation for Windows Phone, is an alarm clock designed to wake users up when they arrive at their stop — using integrated public transit routes and GPS technology. Just type a bus route, select a stop, and zone out for the rest of the ride. There’s even integrated voice recognition, so a user can simply say, “Bus Alarm, set alarm for [preferred stop].”

The app is available now in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Zieske developed it while working this summer as a Microsoft intern, and it was the winning entrant in the company’s recent Microsoft intern hackathon.

Read about more innovations from Microsoft interns at GeekWire

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