Kokkiri – Your all-in-one meditation and relaxation app

Ability to serve up to 300 000 cross-continent users at the same time.
An app that provides every tool for meditation and calmness, including mentality-nurture music, soothing sounds, meditation classes aiming to put people into a complete Zen mode.
50.000+ app installs after only 10 days of launching and ranked as no.1 in Fitness and Healthcare app in Google Store Korea.

The power of meditation..

Meditation is an art of living.

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”

– Buddha

Meditation is a scientific practice that anyone can easily follow for healing and calming of the mind. Meditating while listening to natural sounds and following the instructions of professional artists would help you shake off tension in your body, get rid of complex thoughts and revitalize peace in your mind. In addition, through in-depth professional teachers’ psychological lessons, you can regain your happiness and experience self-esteem, concentration and self-affirmation.

…Is the fuel of Kokkiri

Kokkiri helps you find the peace in mind in everyday life.
Understanding the power of meditation, Savvycom, combining our in-depth knowledge regarding mobile strategy and design with the creative solution, is proud to introduce an app that will assure your Zen state of mind in this growing hustle-bustle life – Kokkiri. 
Kokkiri is a meditation and relaxation mobile application that provides relaxing sound recording and meditation/psychology classes for healing and relaxation of the mind. It promises to be your personal guide to health and happiness which helps users to focus, breathe, stay calm, and create the conditions for a better night’s sleep by practising meditation and mindfulness. About 30 meditation and psychology specialists provide content to heal problems such as stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, insomnia, and develop calm, concentration, and affirmation.

A  solution for the soul initiated by a Zen master


Monks are the first ones to discover and develop the concept of meditating, and up until now they remain the top-of-mind, the to-go coach when it comes to the art of meditation. 
Kokkiri is an application made by Daniel Tudor, a correspondent of The Economist Seoul, and the author of the book “Korea: The Impossible Country”, and “Healing Mentor”, and Hyemin – a well-known Buddhist monk, an influential figure on South Korean and the author of the best-selling book “Things can be seen when you stop”; are working together to create meditation and psychology content.
Savvycom team, in favour of the founders, has tried their best to create the most optimal product. The app is developed on both iOS (version 9.0 to 13+) and Android (version 5.0 to 10.0), ensuring its seamless functioning across both platforms. Furthermore, the application of NodeJS and MySQL into designing the app server and database offers quick processing, proven reliability, ease and flexibility of use. The infrastructure, using AWS, guarantees excellent security and smooth implementation. Therefore, Kokkiri could serve each and every users without any interruption nor collapse.
On the journey together, Kokkiri’s team shared their thoughts:

“The overall experience has been very positive. Savvycom’s work is of a really high standard and their teams are very flexible and willing to take on diverse tasks. They are good at keeping to deadlines and delivering what they say they will deliver.”

An app optimized for user experiences 


Simple set-up

Users could download the app easily through Google Play and the Apple Store. It is also integrated with various social platforms such as Facebook, Naver or Line to give users a sense of selection and convenience. Just a click and that is all it takes for users to start!

Rich content and lessons

There are over 30 professional teachers engaged in all types of mental professions that currently contribute to the prosperity of content on Kokkiri. Thanks to those relentless endeavours of all contributors, the content and lessons are always updated to match the diversity of needs of Zen-seekers.

Right after signing in, users can find hundreds of sessions on mediation, physical health, stress management, anxiety relief and more. They are all designed to help people reflect on their lives, reduce stress, focus more, and feel better. 

Meditation training record

Users will be able to explore the schedule, lessons, and track records and move up to a higher mental level through meditation methods that work best for you.

Rich library of soothing music

Users can easily get access to a library of meditation music from sounds of waves, woods, piano music to ASMR produced by overseas healing music artists. 
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How to make an app like Instagram: The big picture (Part 1 of 2)

Breakfast by Honolulu beach? Sunset in Santorini? Beautiful girls in the latest items? Once a so-so photo-sharing based social network within American borders, now Instagram has peaked as a worldwide phenomenon. Its contagion is so insane that it creates a wave among not only common population but also technology leaders. But do you know what the big picture of Instagram is? Do you wish to make an app like Instagram? What to prepare beforehand?
Let’s dive in the first part of this 2-note series to find out.

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Do you know what really is the charm of Instagram?

Instagram is the new black

“We are rapidly approaching the point where it will be possible to spend more time documenting our daily lives than living them.”

I have been wondering this question for such a long time: whether the shape of culture proliferates social apps like Instagram, or social apps like Instagram pull the society into the loop of media addiction. No matter which one the answer gravitates to, the fact remains that Instagram-like platforms have a tremendous, undeniable influence on our lives. For better or for worse, it’s no longer the old “basic” we once knew: simple and unstirring – it’s relentlessly shifted to a distinctive definition: mainstream, popular and fundamental to the point of common sense. We simultaneously post photos of us celebrating our graduation, eating a mouth-watering brunch on a romantic balcony, or just simply a capture of our dark circles complaining about the whole night preparing for the exam. We don’t get tired of it, because probably someone would give us comments; a sense of being cared about, being recognised and validated arises. It feels so good we dwell into it and don’t even want to run from it. Hereby, it turns into an indispensable part of our lives: like food, like water, like air. We become loyal apostles to the Instagram God.

how to create a poll on Instagram; how to make an app like Instagram

Source: Inverse

But what is so special about Instagram that lures 1/7 of the world’s population into its effect? The answer lies upon Instagram’s free-of-charge accessibility, connectivity and always-on-update features. The idea comes from the 2 never-changing desire of humans: the feel of inclusion and affiliation, along with the power of visual presentation. Starting from square-cropped photos only, Instagram now even provides users with loads of immersive virtual real-life experiences to satisfy more of our needs: full-size pictures, direct message, multiple images (photo album), “stories”, IGTV, etc. Those features allow us to converse easily and showcase themselves outwardly, all nonphysically – which brings communication to another level. Furthermore, there is always something new on the board to keep users unescapable, therefore, the heat shall never cool down: “The platform’s proliferation of new features suggests it’s gunning to be a destination in your daily journey through social media, not just a pitstop along the way” (The Guardian).

Instagram as a gold digger

There might be some innocent thoughts that Instagram was born to serve humans’ mental state of health. It’s true, but it’s just the tip of an iceberg. The less-pleasant truth is it uses us as free resources to earn big money from another party – the businesses.

facts about Instagram; how to make an app like Instagram

Source: Digital Communications Careers

Looking at the infographic above, you can see Instagram is actually an undercover superficial shop, where advertisements follow almost all of our footprints. With the ability to attract new users as customers, generating influencers for branding purposes, along with the concentration to visual presentations (aesthetic pictures, posters, videos, etc), Instagram is out of doubt a perfect place for any marketing and selling effort. Just scrolling your feed up and down for some minutes, you’ll find yourself flooded with cute handbags, latest t-shirt designs, delicious beef steak from a French restaurant and more – just a little different from wandering around Amazon. Advertisement is everywhere, in the most picturesque, appealing form to the point that it’s hard to resist the urge to buy. Now, Instagram has gone a long way with a lot of new features to assist business performance, such as direct message for ordering purpose or Instagram stories, IGTV for more immersive experiences. A hazardous act to our wallet, an endless battle of heart and mind. It has become a real business market rather than just a photo-sharing, social networking application. No matter which party you’re in – buyer or seller, on Instagram, each penny spent is a penny smile. It creates reciprocal satisfaction for both sellers and buyers, therefore, boost Instagram’s retention rate from those two parties. Afterwards, Instagram as the intermediary just sit there enjoying the multiplying perks from those commercial activities and makes billions of dollars throughout the year.

Is it possible to be a descendant of Instagram?

You have the capability to achieve anything, as long as you’re determined to. Complex as it may sound, Instagram is actually built on the same foundation and basic functions as other social networks. It’s absolutely feasible to make an app similar to Instagram, but if you want to have your own loyal users and earn cases of money out of it, you have to take it to another level and simultaneously innovate your idea. For example, you can change the main function from photo-sharing to short-video-sharing like Tik Tok, or live media streaming like Helo – a product from Savvycom developing team.

Helo is an economy sharing solution

Helo is promising to bloom in just a couple of years | Source: Savvycom.

Helo runs with some similar functions as Instagram: account authorisation, creating and editing profile, geolocation integration, etc; but with all of them serve a live streaming purpose rather than just a photo pitstop as Instagram. Helo has indeed brought virtual communication to a whole new dimension without being limited at short videos, photos and messages exchanging. On this platform, users can interact with others in real-time, eye to eye, for as long as they want. It’s indeed an upgraded version of Instagram under the name “Helo” and is promising to bloom in just a couple of years.
The point derived here is, to be the next Instagram generation, you need to know what are the important key-takeaways and what isn’t. You take a lesson from it, not duplicate it. You are an effective and rational learner, not a copycat.

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Does React Native or Native suit your iOS app development project?

Have you ever felt confused about which platform to use for creating your ios app development project? React Native or Native?

According to Statista, in the third quarter of 2018, Apple’s App Store remained the second-largest app store with almost 2 million available apps (while there are about 2.1 million apps are currently available on Google Play Store). In fact, IOS users are increasing day by day, thus the demand for IOS applications is rising significantly in order to satisfy its users. For years, the native platform has been chosen as the first choice for developing on a specific operating system (OS) due to the ability to optimise performance, particularly on iOS.

However, please never miss the largest market of mobile applications on Google Play. This leads to the demand of developing an application on both platforms at the same time and is also where React Native comes in. Designed by Facebook, React Native framework allows developers to create applications on iOS and Android without designing brand new UI/UX for each platform.

react native vs native for ios app development project

Types of iOS app development

Choosing the platforms, tools and frameworks is the first thing that all developers must consider before starting any software development product. In this article, we would like to discuss two ways of building an application for mobile application development:

  • Native – build two separate applications for each platform
  • React Native – build one application that works on both platforms

Native app development

natvie app features

The native framework is developed for a certain platform with specific tools. These days, the two most popular platforms among others are iOS and Android. If Java is the most popular language for Android, Swift is for iOS. Hence, to build an application that is available on both the Apple Store and Google Play Store, forming at least two development teams is required.

React Native app development

react native for ios and android platform

React native is an open source framework that transfers the concepts from web development into mobile development. Furthermore, JavaScript is often chosen to be the developing language for these applications. The final product still works well as a native-developed application. With the cross-platform framework, the same code-base can be used for iOS and Android. Thus, there is no need to develop two different applications.

Comparison between React Native and Native

Third Party Libraries and APIs availability

React Native features smart support from third-party libraries which keep on duplicating each year due to mind-boggling feedback from its community. Although React Native supports an endless number of 3rd party APIs, there are still a few necessities which are required to be met in terms of supporting APIs through local modules.

For native iOS app – these third parties can be installed by manually connecting them to Xcode. With Swift, this is no longer a challenge. Apple’s Cocoapods permit engineers to effortlessly oversee and keep up with upgraded 3rd party libraries and APIs. In case any bundle requires an upgrade, the designer will be informed instantly expanding the maintainability of your Swift project.

Enterprise Compatibility

Building the enterprise-ready app with React Native could be a challenging perspective for ios app developers to take after as there are numerous performance issues and restrictions of React Native which will allure a risk-level in a project. Nevertheless, once these aspects are detected, developers can hopefully taste victory.

On the other hands, Swift syntax on the Native platform is clear and concise which makes it a better fit for enterprise built ventures. This language requires less code – this makes it an ideal choice for cloud-based advancement and deployment. Moreover, Swift gives numerous highlights to iOS developers such as error handling system, memory management, optional types and protocol-oriented architecture.

App Maintainability

React Native has a problem with the compatibility of third-party libraries and frequent release cycles, as the code becomes old and libraries cannot match the update.

In terms of maintainability, Swift is a statically-typed language that is less demanding to examine and keep up. Also, developers can depend on XCode which supports the tracking of mistakes when building their mobile app. For instance, a transportation company-Lyft has re-engineered their mobile application using Swift reducing over 70% subsequent errors whilst keeping the same execution and usefulness in their app.

How to build a React Native & Native App

programming language for building react native vs native apps

For React Native, developers need JavaScript or a slightly different take on JavaScript which blends JavaScript and HTML type syntax called JSX. The instruments for React Native are generally a content editor and the Chrome debugger and a couple of other tools for developing and testing. And the API’s – there is a large set of things to memorize. Furthermore, the API’s are generally OS based.

On the other hands, the popular language for Native iOS is Swift. Moreover, developers should use each platform’s IDE (Integrated Development Environment), Xcode or Android studio, and learn how that IDE and their debugger and construct framework works. Additionally, these are pure native touch-based platforms and developers have to learn these in their own right. Lastly, the frameworks – there is likely the same amount of effort that is required to React Native or Native iOS. Nevertheless, React Native does not support every single API that is accessible on iOS.


React Native or Native – which approach should be used while developing an iOS application? Well, it depends on your project requirements and complexity. If you start in the field of iOS application development or complex application requirements then Swift is the best option to be considered. However, if the developer needs to deliver a simpler iOS application in a short time then React Native will be a good approach.

Developing React Native & Native mobile app with Savvycom

As an experienced developer in building mobile apps based on various frameworks, especially with React Native & Native, Savvycom is confident to be a trustable vendor in building your apps. Let’s take a look at some of our products!


Savvycom has developed a lot of applications to suit the organisation’s demand. We have developed a solution for a nail salon that can improve customers experience and building a better business for salon owners. Keep track of your customers’ scheduled dates, manage promotions, track revenue, and more! This application helps the retailers to keep a track on what the customers are liking and ignoring. Furthermore, Naillapp tracks on the customer’s traffic pattern at a particular time or the real time. Also, there are a number of online appointment systems that are easy to set up and maintain at a low cost. In order to develop this application, Savvycom has used React Native approach with JavaScript language. With the React Native, the same code base can be used for iOS and Android platform.

Mulberry lane web portal


For Native, our developers have used Swift to design and build Mulberry Lane. We developed this application on both iOS and Android platform. This project includes a mobile app and a website portal. On the mobile, it is integrated with a web portal that supports Sale department to launch marketing campaigns and offers users with a totally new experience in searching apartments. After a few months, Mulberry Lane site received excellent feedback from users, especially the residents who live in Mulberry Lane. Another good sign was that Capitaland’s sales department also reported a significant rise in revenue at the end of 2014.

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