The making of Sonus Island: Getting the idea

Our new app Sonus Island is designed to help you relax, focus and sleep better. You can take a trip to this tropical island anywhere you are, whenever you like and listen to a guided meditation or experience the island by yourself.

We first started thinking about an Island-themed app last year, when we were on holiday on La Palma, one of the Canary Islands. The Canaries are an archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean, and despite being very touristy in some areas, when you drive just a bit further their natural beauty is just amazing. 

We loved walking on the black volcanic beaches after climbing a volcanoe, feeling the fresh sea wind on our faces. The contrast between the black volcanic beaches and the blue sea is absolutely stunning, the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks amazing.  
The whole island vibe made us feel so relaxed and at ease!

A few months later we went back, this time also visiting the island of Tenerife. After spending another week of watching dolphins and discovering waterfalls in ancient rainforests we just wanted to take that island vibe home! 

Wouldn’t it be lovely if we could just get this vibe, this feeling, wherever we were? It would be great if you could just feel like you were on one of La Palma’s beaches for just a while after a busy work day, right? 

This was when the sketching and writing part started. Besides scribbles and quick drawings we took pictures of everything we thought was important; specific color combinations, sunsets, sunrises… And although we used the Canary Islands as a starting point, we just let our imagination run freely. Using all this as a moodboard, we started creating our own unique island, unlike any other island.

If you use and like Sonus Island we love to hear from you! Leaving a review on the App Store really helps us. And feel free to send us a message. Thank you! 

Sterre Hendriks