Pala

Project Pala

Meet Pala - an audio player app for iOS and Android phones and tablets. It enables members of the companion online service to stream or sync meditational music.

The goal of the design process was to create an easy to understand, visually pleasing interface mainly for people who've had already been using the online service — the best way to access all your meditations on the go.

The easy-to-use aspect was achieved by studying and applying best practices — layouts and flows people are already familiar with —, keeping the navigation simple, and the in-app communication straight to the point. The most important functions of the application got the front-row, while the power user features took the back seat.

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Onboarding

Getting started is easy as pie: simply log in to your account, or create a new one in a few easy steps, and you're ready to listen to free meditations or content you've purchased.

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Reaching the tracks

I've tried to keep the hierarchy as flat as possible, and use screen real estate wisely. The app isn't scattered with pointless screens, and you can reach most of them from the main menu.

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Playback

After selecting the album in your library, you can pick which track you want to play. But here's the twist: beside the music, the tracks come with a related article to help you achieve that grand ol' zen, and you're also able to record your thoughts and feelings in a journal.

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This work was made at Stylers