Design ProcessDuring the process of explorations, I felt a bit bound because of not having a Mac at that time, and that means no Sketch. Further, it would be really difficult for me to coordinate with the developer for giving resources and metrics. I also did not have the luxury of using Zeplin or purchasing a Mac for at that point in time. It is just then when Figma was released and it became the ultimate weapon of choice for all Windows users. Figma gave an edge over Illustrator in multiple ways:
There are multiple other advantages of using Figma for a Windows user and thus I decided to employ it to complete the whole app. It was by far the best treat at that point of time.
OnboardingThe onboarding gives a quick peak to what he might expect in the app and thus divided it into 4 sections as one would find in the app.
NavigationAs explained earlier the whole app is divided into 4 + 1 parts for navigation. We chose lower navigation over a hamburger. Every category was then divided into subcategories as shown. Thus making it very convenient for somebody to just swipe across every sub-section for accessibility.
The feed is the section where one can take a glimpse of the whole app in a curated way. The most exceptional feature of this section is that you get to see the Morning Darshan from very famous ISKCON temples every morning. These are actually shot and uploaded every morning. Further, if you want to straight away dive into a particular section, you can click the tags on top of each feed item.
2. GitaChapters and About
This is the section where you can track your progress of reading the Gita chapter/verse — wise. There is a continue reading option so that one can skip all the intermediate steps. There is a catalog of the verses, present in each Chapter along with a chapter overview. The about section gives information about where all the content has been taken from and the disclaimer about the content present.
At a Glance
Don’t like to read? This section is exactly for you. This is a translation of every verse of the Bhagavad Gita and you can view them in a minimal image view.
3. KrishnaThis section is dedicated to Lord Krishna. One can learn about Krishna, his divine pastimes, his childhood tales and explore more about everything that he did that awestruck everybody. There is also a subsection devoted to all the Krishna names and quotes that Krishna said.
This was probably the most challenging part of the whole project. The library secion has got songs, videos, books and a gallery.Music
P.S: Almost every image and music is downloadable. You can share every content right from the app and since the app uses Firebase, you would have most of the content available offline, so that you can enjoy the content anytime you want.
You can download the app from the Play Store
It is totally free and I promise you a retaining user experience. For the iPhone users out there, stay tuned… WIP!