Mindfulness App for Peace of Mind Mercy Foundation


For Buddhists, visiting the monastery and meditating in groups or in solitude gives people a spiritual focus. However, not all Buddhists can physically visit the monastery for a variety of reasons.
The Peace of Mind Mercy Foundation approached Legato with this specific challenge to help them create a dedicated mindfulness app, allowing users to playback classic Buddhist sutras to help Buddhists seek peacefulness, meaning, and reach enlightenment. The aim was to calm users’ minds in the face of difficulties and uncertainties with technology.

Legato - Mobile App company Hong Kong

Business Challenge #1: Simplistic Yet Functional Design

Since this app is targeted at an older user base, it was essential for the app to be simple to use with features geared towards this user profile. The first major adjustment we made was to increase the overall font size to improve readability for users. We also ensured that the contrast ratio for the font color was international standard with all our texts displaying an over 3.0 contrast ratio for ease of reading.

Business Challenge #2: Custom Made For International Users

The Peace of Mind Mercy Foundation aims to promote Buddhism not only in Hong Kong but also internationally. With this in mind, we developed three different versions of the app. First, we created a Chinese version of the app to promote Buddhism to locals. We then developed two more versions, one targeting English speakers and another one for visually impaired users. The latter secured accreditation from Blind Union’s “Web Access For All” test, which assesses the accessibility of digital technology for disabled persons. While developing these three versions, we targeted different user needs accordingly and designed the best user experience for these three distinct user bases.

Our Service

Through our extensive UX research, we identified the most pressing needs of the average Buddhist follower and we adapted the user-centric app design correspondingly. The app is divided into four sections – Sutra, Singpost, FAQ and Library. Moreover, it is also placed according to the importance of the feature from our research to ensure the user experience is on point.

Our Custom App Solution

  • Content Management System
  • Search Feature
  • Voice Playback
  • Sutra Categorizatione
  • Downloadable Content
  • Push Notification System
Legato - Mobile App company Hong Kong
Legato - Mobile App company Hong Kong

What Makes a Great Mindfulness Mobile App?

Tailored user experience for the three different types of users: locals, English speakers and visually impaired users;
Enabled users to playback voice recorded Sutra anytime;
Downloadable content available;
Sharable signpost with friends and family.


Brand Story of Peace of Mind Mercy Foundation Ltd.

Founded in 2004, the Peace of Mind Mercy Foundation Ltd. has been the pioneer when it comes to promoting Buddhism through technology internationally. Being the first Buddhism group from Hong Kong to develop an app for their followers, they are truly ahead of the curve when it comes to utilizing technology for sutra playback.

Legato - Mobile App company Hong Kong
Legato - Mobile App company Hong Kong