• iOS 9.0 and above
  • iPhone 5 and newer, iPad 2 and newer
Languages Used:
  • Objective-C
Software tools used:
  • XCode
Technologies and concepts used:
  • Core Data
  • iCloud
  • HealthKit
  • Split view controller
  • AV Foundation
  • Info Center Support & Remote Control
  • UIKit
  • Photoshop
  • GarageBand
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Meditations are built by dragging and dropping checkpoint sound effects from the collection view to the meditation timeline. The clean design and darker colors make for a fantastic meditation experience. A split view controller is used to maximize the usefulness of the iPad version. The clean design and darker colors make for a fantastic meditation experience. Original prototype drawing of Zen Builder made during the design process.
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After becoming proficient with the Swift language, Zen Builder was my first foray into making a complete app with Objective-C.

Zen Builder is a meditation and relaxation timer, available for iPhone and iPad. Create and save as many different custom meditation sessions as you want with varying durations, background sounds, and checkpoint sounds. Zen Builder's advanced interface allows the user to drag and drop 20 different checkpoint sound effects to a visual timeline of the meditation to help alert the user to wrap up the meditation or to change phases of the meditation. The app provides 20 different soothing sound loops, or the user may opt to just relax to silence. Zen Builder is ‌Apple Health compatible. It logs mindfulness minutes using HealthKit. iCloud support ensures that meditations instantly synchronize amongst all of a user's iOS devices. Lastly, the app tracks meditation history and keeps a count of total meditations completed. ‌