My friend Raj and I started to work on the Plum Village app five years ago, without any prior app development experience. But Raj was already an advanced PHP developer at the time, so it didn’t take him much to learn to work in React Native.
I would say maintenance has been the most challenging aspect! It’s so easy to envision an app as a “finished” product that once you develop, it will simply “exist” in the app stores and we as developers would not need to do much anymore. What a dream that is :) In our experience, the reality is that every single day we need to tweak this and that in order to keep everything running smoothly on all platform and as many devices as possible.
My favorites at the moment are iNaturalist, eBird, and Shazam. They all have in common the idea that technology can be a wonderful tool to help us get out of our default state of ignorance: finding out the name of a tune you hear on the radio, identifying a bird based on her song, or a type of tree you’re walking past just by taking a photo.
We have been developing it for five years.
The main goal of the Plum Village App is to support people with their mindfulness practice. Not only on the cushion but throughout the day too.
The Plum Village App is unique both in terms of the amazing practices and teachings offered by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and in terms of being a completely free app, exclusively supported by donations from people who feel inspired to contribute.
We are working on a massive upgrade with localized versions of the app, adding some user journeys with new material, and implementing more features that help people to connect with other like-minded practitioners and communities.
We’d love to get the word out more, so dear friends feel free to share with your friends: what do you like most about the Plum Village App?
Looking to touch peace, calm, and ease in today’s frantic and often stressful world? The Plum Village practices are invaluable support.
Use mindfulness meditation techniques taught by a renowned Zen Buddhist Master to connect deeply with the present moment, soothe anxiety, experience more joy and happiness, and taste enlightenment.
Explore a wealth of easy-to-use guided meditations, relaxations, and talks.
The Plum Village app enables us to bring mindfulness into our lives, so we can live each moment more deeply and create a happier future.
As Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh says, mindfulness allows us to be truly alive.
Plum Village: Zen Guided Meditation App – Main Features
• Free forever with no ads or in-app purchases
• 50+ guided meditations
• 10+ mindful practices for daily use
• 300+ video sessions and Q&A with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh
• A “Mindfulness Bell” to incorporate into our daily routine
• 10 guided contemplations
• 6 guided meditations for children
• “Favourite” your most loved meditations to find them easily
• Download talks and meditation to app for easy offline practice
The Plum Village app is regularly being updated with new guided meditations and talks. It is completely free to download and all of the content is available for free.
Categories: Health & Fitness
Date: January 2, 2021
Developer: Cata Zorzini
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