March 10, 2011 in Lifestyle (E)
[prMac.com] Istanbul, Turkey - Independent developer Taha Bebek today is pleased to announce Dreams Controller 2.1.7 for iOS, an update to his app that allows the user to influence the theme of their dreams and achieve a state of lucid dreaming. Inspired by the popular, mind-bending film Inception, and employing techniques based on scientific research, the app provides audio cues and suggestions at preset periods while the dreamer is sleeping. The conscious mind does not hear these sounds and the subject continues sleeping, undisturbed. However, the subconscious mind, active during some phases of sleep, hears and reacts to the various pre-programmed cues and suggestions. The update adds the capability to create customized audio dream cues. Dreams Controller includes in-app Facebook connectivity to share tips, experiences, and dreamscapes with other users.
It is a common experience for an individual to incorporate actual, external sounds into the ongoing story being lived in their dream. For example, the sound of a far off police siren may not be jarring enough to awaken the dreamer, but the sound of that siren may be incorporated into the dream, changing its direction as it unfolds. Beginning in the 1970's, researchers began experiments into the phenomena of lucid dreaming, maintaining conscious awareness while dreaming. There followed many fascinating studies into the nature of REM sleep, lucid dreaming, and the ability of some individuals to control the theme and direction of their dreams.
Dreams Controller allows the user to easily set the times when they plan to begin sleeping and end sleeping. Then, the user may select the number of times (0 - 40) during this period they would like the app to play back a pre-recorded message or cue. From the Select Dreams tab the user may choose to either Take Control of the dream, or receive aural Inspirations while dreaming. Messages available in the Take Control menu include: "This is a dream"; "You are dreaming"; "Are you dreaming"; and "You are dreaming - you can do whatever you want to do". Users may experiment with various messages to discover the one best suited to facilitating their own experience of lucid dreaming.
The Inspirations menu lists highly realistic sound effects to help guide or influence the direction or setting of a dream. These include the following sounds: Airplane, Applause, Baby, Battle, Beach, Cafe, Forest, Motorcycle, and Rain. New in the latest version is a Create Dream button that enables the user to record their own message or sound, which can be named and saved for future use or sharing. Also new is the ability to schedule messages throughout the sleep period, or just the final two hours (dreams are most common during the last two hours of sleep). In deference to the film Inception, which explores dreams within dreams and the reality of the dream world, the app also features an option to receive messages (0 - 40) while awake, so that the user may indeed verify whether they are dreaming.
* The user leaves their iPhone where they can hear it while they sleep
* Dreams Controller can be set to provide messages or inspiration during sleep
* Explore lucid dreaming, being awake inside while dreaming
* Create custom messages or audio cues
* Control dreams and help prevent nightmares
* The Dreams Controller app runs in the background
* Share dreams with in-app Facebook connectivity
"As computer hardware and software was the breakthrough technology of the twentieth century, consciousness hardware and software will be the breakthrough technology of the twenty-first," stated developer Taha Bebek. "Dreams Controller gives every iOS device owner an opportunity to be an explorer in the realm of lucid dreaming and higher states of consciousness."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 4.0 or later
* 6.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Dreams Controller 2.1.7 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Istanbul, Turkey, Bebeksel Apps is independent iOS developer Taha Bebek. Founded in January 2009, the company has had great success in the Turkish App Store, and currently has 14 apps in the US App Store. Copyright (C) 2011 Taha Bebek. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.