4 Cool Tech Things For Ramadan
Ramadan is here and with technology touching every sphere of our lives, it’s only natural something is out there created to super-charge the Ramadan experience.
Here are four cool tech tools that can improve your 30-day Ramadan experience
My Ramadan Companion
Trust Google to come up with a unique offering for special days. Just as Ramadan began, Google launched My Ramadan Companion, an online platform that curates a list of helpful apps, tips, tools and other relevant information including a live stream from Mecca, that will help users improve their Ramadan experience. This one is really worth checking out.
Muslim Pro is developed by the Singapore-based Bitsmedia Pte Limited. The app is a location-based mobile app that provide users with accurate prayer times with the option to either get a visual or audio call for prayer. The app features the Quran in the Arabic script, with the phonetics, translations and audio recitations. There’s also a map of halal restaurants, and mosques. The app was first released in 2010 but has been upgraded for this year’s experience. The app is available on the App Store, PlayStore and BlackBerry World.
A few weeks to Ramadan, UK tech startup, Ramadan Legacy released an interactive mobile app of the same name, that allows users connect and share their experiences via text messages and pictures, with other muslims across the world. The app also enables users set milestones during this period and encourages them to pursue said goals. The app is available for both iOS and Android smartphones.
The Twitter handle, @twitterfaith is not directly related to Islam, it merely identifies with all religions of the world, but has been tweeting useful updates about Ramadan since the beginning of the season. Just after the moon was sighted in parts of the world, the handle tweeted what it called Ramadan hashflags. The ramadan hashflags include the following; #Ramadan, #Eidmubarak and #Iftar that render Ramadan-related emoticons.
Source: Techcabal 18 June 2015