I’ve just created this website, learning how to deal with WordPress on the go. It’s quite an impressive platform, so I hope the efforts to maintain the website will be kept to a minimum.
At the same time, I already have an iPhone app as a working prototype, and I am using it in my treatment sessions. It gently prompts me that it’s the time for the next hand position. As it’s less than two weeks since I was trained in Reiki, I am doing all the standard positions as they were taught – no less, no more.
It takes about 65 minutes to go through all the positions, and I am already finding the emerging Reiki Time app very helpful. Thanks to it, I can forget about the clock, which allows a deeper relaxation and a better meditative state.
You can edit each of the steps, changing the label, the interval, assigning a different sound and enabling or disabling vibration. There are only a few sounds available for now, from the hardly noticeable Tick, for the case if you are doing your treatment in a very quiet environment, to lengthy and intense Organ, which might be useful for those using a reasonably loud background music. My current favourite is the Piano.
Once the timer is started, the app dims the screen and displays the current step and how much time is left until its end.
Now, how do you stop the timer when you have to do that? I could possibly display a button for that somewhere, but that wouldn’t be ideal. You could easily press that button by mistake, especially when keeping the phone in your pocket.
I’ve ended up using a triple tap to stop the timer. It’s a gesture which is difficult to make by mistake, and at the same time it is easy to do when you need it. However, I might decide to replace it with a double tap in the future.
The next steps will be to enable deleting the items and adding new ones, then perhaps reordering existing items.
The app is going to be free, although I will probably add some non-intrusive ads to support the developer
I am also thinking of adding some premium features in the future, like a collection of sounds and a few other things I have in mind. Those will be available for a small fee, and paying that fee will stop the ads from appearing.
If you have an iPhone and would like to help me with testing the app, please let me know. You can find me at alexander at reikitime dot co dot uk.