Our latest release is the biggest since our initial launch. Chris and I can’t thank you all enough for your feedback. We listened to every single comment and tried to prioritize what we could to get this out in a reasonable amount of time. First, the new features and changes:
French & Spanish Translations
In March, Pacifica reached #1 in Health & Fitness in the French App Store. Unfortunately we didn’t have internationalization at the time. We’ve responded to your feedback and are hard at work translating Pacifica to as many languages as we are able to, beginning with French and Spanish.
Health + Mood History
You can now see your health data alongside your mood history. This better helps understand how your behaviors can affect your state of mind. For me personally, it allows me to better see how my lack of sleep and how much caffeine I’m drinking seem to always cause a dip in my mood.
The home screen has been redesigned to display daily quotes that correspond to the daily activity. Check back each day for a different quote. The new video should also provide better contrast and is more uplifting.
Male/Female Narration in Relax + 8 New Visualizations
We’ve put a lot of work into Relax this release. For one, we added male/female narration to the muscle relaxation activity. This way, you can complete the activity without looking at the screen. We also added eight visualization meditations that can be used in situations where you might not be able to record your own voice.
New Soundscape Mode in Relax
“Soundscape Only” is a new activity in our guided relaxations that allows you to listen to the soundscapes infinitely. This was possible in the last version via our “meditation mode” but it was hidden behind a few different preferences. We brought this out into its own section of Relax to make it easier to use.
Simple & Advanced Mood History
By default, the mood history now shows a simplified view of your mood over time (a smiley). This is designed to give you a quick way to see your mood trends. You can still toggle back to the graph view via the button in the upper right (now “advanced”).
Experiments were initially designed to be done in a single day. That wasn’t very practical. Your experiments will now stick around until you complete them, allowing you to better chronicle your accomplishments. There’s no rush.
HealthKit integration for iOS
Pacifica can now read sleep, caffeine, and workout data from the Apple Health App. If you have a device that supports HealthKit integration, this should make it a bit more seamless to populate data in Pacifica.
Ok, so we’ve packed a lot features into this release. Of the many bug fixes, here are a few of the big ones:
- We’re hoping we’ve fixed most of the crashes on both iOS and Android. This seems to be the result of the way we’re using audio and video. Please let us know if you’re still seeing problems.
- We’ve tried to fix the issues with Pacifica taking over the audio on your device. We may not have gotten all of it, but it should be a lot better.
- Scrolling in the mood progress view could have issues every once in a while. This should be cleaned up.
- Too many others to name here.
Thank you again for all of your feedback, and please keep it coming. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with anything that’s on your mind.
Chris & Dale