SelfMonk

The Airpod-first meditation app ⛩

SelfMonk is a Voice App that gets you meditating in less than 4 seconds.

Reviews

  • Pros: 

    Easy, quick to access. Meditation has an extraordinary tempo, easy to carry. It worked very well for me.

    the application worked very well

    Cons: 

    does not work for older versions of iOS

    I have tried meditation applications before, and it always bothers me to do the preparations to put them in motion. The tempo of those who direct the exercise it's nicely done.

    In this case both things worked very well. Even the chosen voice is very good.

    E Cazes has used this product for one day.
  • Amrith ShanbhagCommunity at Product Hunt & Feathrd
    Pros: 

    It just works

    Cons: 

    Could have an easy way to log meditation stats

    I really love this meditation app over other ones that I've tried cause I recently got the Airpods and it works so flawlessly :)

    Amrith Shanbhag has used this product for one week.

Discussion

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aracenaMaker@aracena · Learning.
Hey everyone! We were tired of waiting for our meditations app to load so we decided to make a simple iPhone app where you just ask Siri for “SelfMonk” and you start meditating in less than 4 seconds. We made it in 7 days and we want to improve it with a group of people who are passionate about meditation and love their Airpods, if you want to help us with feedback please write to us at hernanaracenachirinos@gmail.com or let us know what you think in a comment thanks!!!
Amrith ShanbhagHiring@amrith · Community at Product Hunt & Feathrd
@gmail @aracena Love it! Thank you for having me in the beta 🙌
aracenaMaker@aracena · Learning.
@amrith it was my pleasure, thanks you for your feedback
Andres Barreto@andresbarreto · Partner, Firstrock Capital
@aracena ‘s obsessive attention to simplicity in getting to the aha moment shows in this product. Great job Hernan
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Great idea, @aracena. Curious what the process was like building an audio-focused experience like this.
aracenaMaker@aracena · Learning.
@rrhoover Hey Ryan, this is a very good question, the process was focused on making the app as fast as possible and to do it, we worked in 3 parts: the name/command, the loading times and the voice. The Name/Command: It was really important that with a simple command Siri could start the meditation for us. So we tried 50 different names until we found one that was easy to pronounce and for Siri to understand. Loading times: Whenever you tell Siri a command you expect an immediate answer. If you get silence it would feel like something went wrong. In order to accomplish this level of responsiveness, we download tomorrow’s session while you are meditating. The Voice: In an app where the voice is the “interface” we needed to make sure that it provides the right feeling. To get the right one, we tried around 9 different voices with the same meditation until we found one that wasn’t distracting us from the meditation. We listened to it for 3 days and made the decision that the current voice was the right one for us. Ultimately it came down to try the app ourselves a lot and see how it felt, we had a total of 63 iterations in 7 days.
Chris Frantz@frantzlight · presskite.com 👀
AirPods first! Nice marketing. 🙌
aracenaMaker@aracena · Learning.
@frantzlight thank you so much Chris!!! did you try it? I woul love to know your opinion
Chris Frantz@frantzlight · presskite.com 👀
@aracena Planning to try soon. :)
Sergio Ruiz@sergioruizdavila · Design things with @rosa7082
it's so neat. I love the minimal design that you applied.
aracenaMaker@aracena · Learning.
@sergioruizdavila Thank you so much!!!!! :D let me know if you see anything that can be improved
Igor Akulov@igoruphere · Founder of Picax
I don't meditate and neither do I own Airpods. But wow, I love it. You do one thing and one thing only, and that's the beauty of it.
aracenaMaker@aracena · Learning.
@igoruphere Igor thank you, it means a lot to us! :) is there anything you feel we can make it better?
aracenaMaker@aracena · Learning.
@igoruphere I also would love to know if you use it tomorrow!!! and get your feedback on the second meditation
Igor Akulov@igoruphere · Founder of Picax
@aracena I'm entertaining the idea of giving it a shot in between work sessions. I'm not sure that I'll remember to post back here though. :) So far, to me who doesn't meditate and doesn't know a thing about it, rewind controls are lacking. Perhaps it's against the whole point of concentrating, but sometimes environment pulls you out of it whether you want it or not.
aracenaMaker@aracena · Learning.
@igoruphere Perfect, it make sense, I hope you enjoy it!!!