I completed the introduction and very much intent on continuing. The best app and practical advice I have ever come across!
However, I would appreciate if the body scan could be executed with more detail and above all ... slower. I get the impression of being rushed through the exercise!
Perhaps you could have a quick and a slow scan?8 votes
Thanks for the kind words! Speed and detail of the body scan is something we think a lot about and are planning to have different versions beyond the first one we started with. This may take some time to fully integrate into the app, but the practice section of the app will most likely grow in the next release or two adding things like longer, slower and more detailed body scans :-) If you have any feedback on what type of details and what speed is “slower” that’d be very helpful to so we can make sure we hit what you are looking for!
So you build a mindfulness app and the first thing it wants to do is make an alarm (appointment) in the morning. That's a big fail.. :s1 vote
We truly appreciate your input on this. We are constantly trying to find ways to support mindfulness while catering to varied preferences. Some people think the reminders are the best and most important part of the app, while others find them offensive and not mindful at all. We totally understand and endeavor to make the app as configurable as possible to meet the needs of all types of preferences, especially those that change over time with practice. Towards that end, we’ve designed the app to have people try out the reminders as designed, but also give them full control to tune them up/down/off to match their preferences. We have also designed the app to train new habits that eventually make the reminders and app unneeded. Where the person starts the day mindfully, before checking email for example or letting the worries of the past or future crash in. To pause throughout the day, with a few deep breaths, to respond mindfully to daily life. To checkin with themselves, their mind and body. Please continue to give feedback on how we can best design the app to be configured to your preferences. We’re a small team but see this as a life long mission to both fine tune and extend the app to best support the growing community of people practicing mindfulness in their daily lives :-)
We truly appreciate your input on this. We are constantly trying to find ways to support mindfulness while catering to varied preferences. Some people think the reminders are the best and most important part of the app, while others find them offensive and not mindful at all. We totally understand and endeavor to make the app as configurable as possible to meet the needs of all types of preferences, especially those that change over time with practice. Towards that end, we’ve designed the app to have people try out the reminders as designed, but also give them full control to tune them up/down/off to match their preferences. We have also designed the app to train new habits that eventually make the reminders and app unneeded. Where the person starts the day mindfully, before checking email for example or letting the worries of the past or future crash in. To pause…
The incorrect use of these two words is irritating and very distracting; this is a great pity because the app sounded promising.1 vote
Thanks for the attention to detail. We’ve added this to a list of things we hope to cleanup, although it can be tough given the multi-media nature of the program. Please keep sending in specifics that we can hopefully address in one thorough sweep of the app. We are truly sorry for any irritation or distraction this may have caused.
Is there a section where it is possible to re-read what one has written down during the "Night reflections"? I can't seem to find it.
We’re looking into the “nil” issue, in theory all input should be accessible in the Lifelog section. Please let us know if the next release still has this issue for you (it is coming out in the next few days). Thank you!
When I'm using my iphone as an actual phone, occasionally pauses and checks will alert during the call. Please consider a way to stop these alerts from interrupting phone conversations, it's counteractive. Thanks.7 votes
Great feedback! We’ll definitely see if we can do this, although it might be a limitation of the controls that apple gives developers for access to its notification center. That said, we’ll be mindful of how best we can design around this on the apple platform as well as future platforms that may have different constraints :-)
Want more relaxing voice1 vote
Thanks for the feedback, we’re exploring ways to improve the night reflection but do not yet have a timeline. Please continue to give specific feedback on what you like, don’t like or examples of things you wish it did. We hope to be able to implement many improvements and refinements over the next year.
Add preparatory little clicks before the loud bell..1 vote
We totally agree, thanks for bringing this to the top of our list … we tried to adjust the sound in a few of the tracks, especially the silent practice … the changes will be available in the next release that may go live this week. Please let us know if it was fixed or still needs improvement! Thanks :-)
Using clicks is a great idea, we’ll add that to our discussion in how to address the issue with the loud startling bell. Thanks again for being active in our community and for supporting our efforts to continuously extending and fine tuning Mindfulness Daily.
Great idea! We’ve been doing the groundwork to enable this feature (deep linking, tagging, etc) :-) If you have any feedback on how you’d like this feature or what your favorite pause videos are, we’d love to hear more about your experience with them in the meantime! Thanks for reaching out, contributing your ideas and for using the app :-)
I can't see any reason that makes this too technically advanced for a 3GS. My iphone is not THAT old!2 votes
We have limited resources currently and have had to focus on one version of apple’s iOS operating system (iOS7). In past apps we tried to support more than one and ended up with performance issues that caused more problems then we were able to support. Hopefully we’ll be able to support multiple versions of iOS but we’re not sure when that might be, and instead are focused on refining the core experience of the app and incorporating user feedback. Again, thanks for the kind words on the app on your ipad.
It would be good to be able to reset your activity to zero and start again for what ever reason one might have!8 votes
Great idea! We’ve added this to our design agenda and will be taking a look at how/when to do this.
Thanks for the feedback on pauses, we’re experimenting with a few new types and look forward to your feedback on them. If you or anyone else has additional suggestions or details on what we should explore further, please keep adding them :-)
The latest update doesn't work. The app keeps crashing.2 votes
Thanks for reporting this, we’re looking into it. In the meantime, we believe we fixed this in the release that went live yesterday. Can you please confirm if you updated to yesterday’s release. If not, this will be an instant fix. Here’s a link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mindfulness-daily/id701112447?ls=1&mt=8 THANK YOU! – Walter, cofounder + ceo
Is it possible to view it as a calendar rather than just a list? Perhaps with the symbols to show the daily practice. Easier to view rather than scrolling down. I'm only on day 4 but loving it's simplicity so far.9 votes
Thanks for the feedback and idea. The lifelog is going to be getting a lot more attention with the aim to make it more valuable and easier to read while still keeping it as simple as possible. Please continue to give feedback on it as we come out with the next few releases, and keep the ideas coming :-)
Is the pause suppost to have sound to prompt inhale and exhale? If not could it be added and maybe the breathing rate slowed4 votes
Great questions. The pause is currently silent. We are playing with the idea of optional pause videos with sound. We’re also exploring variations of rate. Thanks for your feedback. Please add more questions or ideas to help guide us as we’re refining the pause feature :-)
The life tracker is a great tool
However I am using a combination of the meditations from with in the app and other guided meditations and my own meditations so it would be good to have the ability to track a meditation but not a meditation from within the app. A category such as "other "would be a good addition
Thanks for putting this app out there for the general public to use7 votes
Thanks for the kind words on the life tracker and app … we appreciate it deeply! We’re definitely only in the early days of what will blossom from the Life Log and what you suggest is definitely something we’re exploring. If you have any other suggestions, please keep adding them! :-)
Do you plan expand it about physical pain or other difficulties ?2 votes
Thanks for the thoughtful question. We have plans to expand the content in many ways, including exploring physical pain, other difficulties and most context of daily life our users tell us that is important to them (e.g., personal, professional, fitness, illness, wellness, etc). If you have any specific suggestions of context, materials, etc please let us know so we can be sure to prioritize it on our content and feature roadmap :-))
They pop up on my screen and disappear too soon to read. Where can I find what it's telling me?4 votes
Thank you for the feedback, this is an issue that we are working on and hope to get in the next release or two. It required us to rework how we did a few things in the app before we could do it with a clean solution. Coming soon! (Note: you can access missed notifications via your iphone/ipad/itouch’s Notification Center. Here is one link that talks about how the Notification Center works: http://www.imore.com/how-use-notification-center ) Please contact us again if you have questions in the meantime :-)
I like the resonating sound of the bell. It would be interesting to have a practice that has the bell ever 30 secs over 2 mins.4 votes
Thank you for kindly making a suggestion on how we can further use the resonating sound of the bell, it is one of our favorites when we use the app ourselves. We’ll be discussing this in the next production/design meeting. Please keep adding suggestions as this is the type of improvement that we’d love to add sooner than later.
Could we get and export function (e.g. to excel or text format) for the Pause reflections? I would love to be able to track trends and progress in those reflections.4 votes
Great question and idea! Can you send us an email with this request to email@example.com. We’re thinking of the best ways to do this and would love to hear your thoughts and ideas on it.
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