OraTunes is an Amazon Alexa connected speaker designed to be used in a single or grouped setup. I was tasked to create a mobile application to accompany the speakers which serve as the primary interface for setting up and controlling the speakers.
One of the challenges with this project was designing a single application that could seamlessly adapt to single and multi-speaker setups.
Changing Source & Output
I used a swipe and tap gestures to allow users to browse and select media sources. In the case of multiple speakers, a user can swipe between speakers and speaker groups.
When more than one speaker is discovered users can group and assign stereo channels to create surround sound setups.
Smart Sleep Timer & Alarm
I recommended the use of the phone accelerometer to intelligently identify when the user is asleep to turn off the speakers as well as when a user was out of REM sleep to wake them within a time window prior to entering another REM cycle.
The application serves as the interface for connected accounts such as Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, and other streaming services.
A prototype was created to allow stakeholders to test and validate user experience of the major application functionality.