"There were plenty of apps that offered to optimize your sleep cycles, but all focussed on your night's sleep. None offered the option to get the most out of your short naps."

A little over 5 months later, SiestApp was born. The app is really simple offering just two functions: a short nap (approx. 20 minutes) and a longer nap (approx. 90 minutes). The interface is as simple as we could make it, a sliding blind that activates any of the 2 functions by letting go at different points. After your nap, it offers you a short report that lets you know how optimal the nap actually was.

Welcome to SiestApp

We wanted SiestApp to be easily available to everyone, so with a little help from our friends, we translated the app into 10 different languages.

The app Dalí would have used.

Did you know that Dalí would take a nap (or ‘siesta’) with a heavy key between his fingers so that when he fell asleep and it fell to the floor the noise would wake him up? He wasn’t the only one. The same tale is told about other geniuses like Einstein or Aristotle, but why did they do it? In Salvador Dali’s own words:

“The moment the key drops from your fingers, you may be sure that the noise of its fall on the upside-down plate will awaken you, and you may be equally sure that this fugitive moment when you had barely lost consciousness and during which you cannot be assured of having really slept is totally sufficient, in as much as not a second more is needed for your physical and psychic being to be revivified by just the necessary amount of repose.”

Nobody can deny the benefits of a short nap. It’s a very healthy habit that has been practiced in hot countries for centuries, where all work would stop during the hottest hours of the day. These ‘siestas’ not only help to recover energies spent during the day, but they also help to stimulate creativity, an essential ingredient to face everyday tasks.

Today, the use of a key to achieve these beneficial results is no longer necessary. Thanks to technology, we can now enjoy a short 20 minute nap (approx.) that gives us all these healthy benefits in a simple and efficient manner.

SiestApp is a small but powerful app developed by a team of three friends: Enrique Martínez Mateo, Carlos Dominguez Sánchez and Andrew Pyott. As is frequently the case with these things, the development of this app happened when we couldn’t find what we were looking for on the current market.

“There were plenty of apps that offered to optimize your sleep cycles, but all focussed on your night’s sleep. None offered the option to get the most out of your short naps.”

A little over 5 months later, SiestApp was born. The app is really simple offering just two functions: a short nap (approx. 20 minutes) and a longer nap (approx. 90 minutes). The interface is as simple as we could make it, a sliding blind that activates any of the 2 functions by letting go at different points. After your nap, it offers you a short report that lets you know how optimal the nap actually was.

Project

SiestApp

Tools
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • After Effects
  • WordPress
Client

Personal Project

Date

July, 2014

SiestApp got heavily featured in the press!

Good old snail mail

We designed a leaflet with a physical key attached that we sent out to 50 Spanish media outlets and a special postcard that we sent to over a hundred international sources.

It’s nice to be talked about

Some of the main media outlets that talked about our little app: