Oak Meditation 2.0

Meditation and breathing exercises

#3 Product of the DayJune 14, 2018

Welcome to Oak 2.0.

- Introducing "Loving Kindness" guided meditation

- New redesign with hand-painted icons

- New badges to unlock as you progress

Reviews

 +4 reviews
  • Alexandre LEGERCEO eCapitalio
    Pros: 

    Clean design, intuitive

    Cons: 

    Some of the recorded bell sounds

    Great free mediation app. Great work from a generous team.

    Alexandre LEGER has used this product for one year.

Discussion

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Kevin RoseMaker@kevinrose · Builder of internet things.
Hi all. Thanks for taking the time to check out Oak v2.0. This new version has been redesigned from scratch. Every tile / badge has been hand painted (watercolor) then scanned into the app. We've also updated streak counting and achievements. Aside from the visual changes, we've added guided Loving Kindness meditation (aka metta meditation). This method dates back to 400 BCE and we're excited for you to try it. Enjoy and let us know if you have any questions. Next up: Android, connected device integration (Oura, Apple Watch), and additional meditation disciplines.
Szymon Boniecki@szymo · Co-founder, Monterail
@kevinrose Wonderful, thanks for building it.
Chris Moore@chris_moore1 · Product Builder
@kevinrose Why did you rebuild? Can you share a little on that?
Jeff Eisley@jeffeisley · YouTuber focusing on apps <3
@kevinrose looks good but bring back the navy background for the icon, I already have too many white icons as it is lol
Christopher Sherrod@chrissherrod · Entrepreneur
@kevinrose Nice design. So zen. Love it.
Kevin RoseMaker@kevinrose · Builder of internet things.
@chris_moore1 we wanted a design that would be less utilitarian and support more meditation disciplines over time - the left to right scrolling help with that.
Gianfranco@gianpaj · Onova.co - Buy and resell clothes 💃📱
Great stuff. Can you release an Android version as well, please?
Trevin Chow@trevin · VP of Product @ TraceMe
@kevinrose Love the app. My only wish list is that it vibrates during certain breathing routines so I don’t have to look at the screen to know when to switch from inhaling and exhaling.
Kevin RoseMaker@kevinrose · Builder of internet things.
@trevin I'll add that to the list for a future release, great idea!
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
I love how you've been keeping your beta users up-to-date with previews of new features and updates in your Facebook group, @kevinrose. This is certainly helped build community and loyalty to Oak but how has it shaped the product?
Kevin RoseMaker@kevinrose · Builder of internet things.
@rrhoover The facebook community feedback helped shape literally hundred of edits to the guided meditation tracks. If you think about how most meditation apps work, there is a recorded track and you listen to it, there is no user feedback. With the facebook community we collected hundreds of surveys post meditation (also if they canceled a meditation). Based on those surveys, themes emerged around the wording our instructors were using, the pacing, even the type of chime sounds we were using. After several rounds of edits the overall score (1-10) increased and we ultimately shipped a much better product.
Jonathan CourtneyMaker@jicecream · Founder, AJ&Smart
Hey everybody! So excited that this is out in the world! I'm working on a "making of" video from the design POV and will post it here when it's ready to go next week! For those who are curious, we used Figma for most of the production work.
Kevin RoseMaker@kevinrose · Builder of internet things.
@jicecream I can't say enough good things about AJ&Smart. They were great partners and really drove the redesign and layout. LOVED the sprint progress with them. Highly recommend if you're looking for a design partner.
Jonathan CourtneyMaker@jicecream · Founder, AJ&Smart
@kevinrose Cheers man! Was a pleasure working with you, made it super easy for us!