Srinagar | June 9 : With a tiny APK size of 11 MB, True Muslim Inc, a startup from Kashmir, provides a comprehensive package that takes up very little of your phone’s memory.
“The app is designed keeping in mind the internet speeds and data costs of Muslims in different parts of the world,” says Mir Mubasher Hameedi, one of the team members.
He said the App is presently available on Google Play store-which is world’s first free comprehensive app for Muslims. “It will soon be available for IOS users. While the app is useful to every Muslim throughout life, it is especially useful in the month of Ramadan,” he told PTK over phone from China.
The app is a combo pack of numerous features.
Prayer Times: This feature displays accurate prayer times throughout the day for almost all the cities in the world. The app updates to new prayer times automatically when traveling to a new destination.
The app has the eight most followed prayer time conventions as well as 4 juristic methods, and high-latitude adjustments and manual correction option for accurate prayer times for the most discerning users.
Prayer time notifications: It gives you the choice of Azan/Adhan from world famous reciters to remind yourself of the prayer times and keep your prayers on schedule.
Quran: The app gives you hands-free, around the clock access to the Holy Quran. The interactive Holy Quran available on True Muslim is available in Arabic by default, while an additional 19 language translations of Quran are available for download.
Customizable reading allows you to change Arabic font and text size. It also features mp3 Quran audio with unlimited verse-by-verse listening and a choice of 9 soul soothing world famous reciters. The Quran audio player is accessible from your smartphone’s home screen and allows you to stop, pause or replay from exactly the same verse where you stopped. You can also choose to repeat verses for better memorization.
Qibla Compass: True Muslim is GPS enabled, automatically pinpointing the exact direction of Kaaba (Qibla direction) from any location on earth. When you find yourself in an unfamiliar location or plan to travel to a new destination, this feature proves extremely useful.
Islamic Calendar: The Hijri or Islamic calendar is available alongside the Georgian one to keep track of important Islamic occasions and holidays. Hijri date corrections are updated automatically and allow you to manually adjust as per moon sightings.
Mosque & halal restaurant finder: While traveling, finding a nearby mosque (Masjid) or place to eat may prove difficult. Resolving this issue in one fell swoop, True Muslim provides an interactive map that helps you locate all the mosques (Masjid) and Halal restaurants in your vicinity with ease.
Supported with in-app GPS enabled navigation for directions towards the desired destination, this feature makes your travel far easier and more convenient.
Islamic FM Stations: This feature makes 18 Islamic FM stations/Quran radios available to Muslims on the go worldwide.
Floating home screen: For ease of use, the app uses a floating home screen design that can be swiped up and down. You can also reposition in-app tabs to prioritize features most important to you.
Language support: English, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Deutsch, Français, and Pусский. (PTK)
2015 Kashmir Despatch