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We’ve all noticed the increasing popularity of mindfulness and meditation, but have you considered investing in this growing industry? In 2015, the meditation and mindfulness industry made nearly $1 billion. If you’re looking for app development opportunities, mindfulness apps should be at the top of your list.

Before you come up with an idea and contact a London app development agency, you need to know what’s already out there. Mindfulness apps aren’t just about meditation, so there’s plenty of room for innovation.

Read on to get inspiration from five top mindfulness apps.

1. Calm

The Calm app offers meditations in a variety of formats to appeal to a range of users. The 10-minute “Daily Calm” sessions are perfect for those who want to meditate daily, while specialised programs such as “7 Days of Sleep” help users solve specific issues. 

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Calm has recently expanded its offerings to include a guided breathing section, new ambient background sounds, and relaxing “Sleep Stories” to help users drift off at night. A wealth of regularly released new content helps Calm stand out from the crowd, which is something to consider when developing your own app.

2. Daily Yoga

Daily Yoga pretty much does what it says, which is no bad thing. Yoga programs are designed to be completed one day at a time, spanning seven, 10 or 30 days in length. There are sessions designed to suit complete beginners as well as more in-depth guidance for advanced yogis. Yoga is all about connecting with the body and the breath, so this app fits seamlessly into the current mindfulness movement.

Mindfulness and healthy exercise go hand in hand, so consider combining the two in your app.

3. Journey

This simple diary app encourages users to savor the positive moments in their lives, express gratitude, and focus on the present moment. Adding daily entries is an easy way to stay mindful, and it’s possible to add photos, weather information and location tags to posts. In a world filled with social media, this is a great way for users to store memories they want to keep private.

Mindfulness apps don’t always have to be as obvious as meditation guides; they just need to help people to stay present and aware.

4. Forest

It’s hard to be mindful if you’re constantly checking your phone. This app helps users beat overuse of phones and tablets by allowing them to plant a small tree attached to a timer. Leave the phone alone for the entire length of the timer, and a tree will grow. Use your phone, and the little tree will die. Users can earn coins to unlock new trees, and the app even plants a real tree if you earn enough.

Using Forest is a great way to stay mindful of how much you’re using technology and help the environment. Consider adding a charitable aspect to your app to encourage users to stay motivated.

5. Fabulous

It’s easy to be mindful once in a while, but making it a habit can be harder. The Fabulous app helps users to develop healthy morning and evening routines, which can include meditation, mindfulness, yoga and gratitude. Handy reminders and visual cues make remembering to practice mindfulness a breeze.

Maybe your mindfulness app could be dedicated to helping users fit the practice into their busy lives.

If you’re interested in developing your own mindfulness app, why not get in touch with us. As one of the leading mobile application development companies in London, we’ll take your project from idea to execution, handling design, development and marketing. Talk to us today.

Simon Lee

Simon Lee

Founder and CEO of Glance. Simon has a wealth of development and management experience in mobile technologies and is an innovator and new technology evangelist.