May 26, 2022


Born to play

Sgr software engineer develops Kashmir’s first online, offline Ramadan app

With the onset of the holy month of Ramadan individuals usually seem for charts for Sehri (pre-dawn food) and Iftar (evening food to break day-to-day rapidly) timings.  To aid people, 23-12 months-previous computer software engineer Haider Ali Punjabi from Srinagar has appear up with a Ramadan app which will work equally in online and offline modes.


The app contains supplications linked to Iftar and Sehri and consists of a prayer chart (Meeqat-us-Salah) of various faculties of imagined.


Haider Ali, who hails from Nishat location of Srinagar, informed Mounting Kashmir that the application ‘Iftarkar’ is also accessible on the Google Participate in Keep and has a multilingual facility to cater to a massive amount of end users.  


He explained the system came to his thoughts in the course of the peak of the Covid pandemic when it was tricky for persons to reach markets to fetch Iftar charts.


“I designed this app in the year 2020 when pandemic was commonplace and precautionary measures ended up imposed strictly. There were being little usually means offered as most of the newspapers, journals and other print media modes had limited subscribers. I believed about it for a although and came up with,” Haider Ali mentioned whilst speaking with Rising Kashmir.


He asserted the application has been designed in these a way so that it will perform both equally in on the web and offline modes.


“The app is the greatest to use as it runs in the absence of the net as perfectly,” he added.


“It is crafted applying the most current world-wide-web growth technologies and will operate smoothly on gradual internet and supports offline use as very well,” he reported.


“Though the app had been released yrs ago, it is again on monitor with some new modifications aimed to aid every single school of thought,” he said.


He added the app has superior rankings on Google Play Store and is obtainable in Kashmiri, Urdu and English languages.


“There was a absence of Ramadhan particular application and the absence of countdown timers that are prevalent in Muslim countries, I felt the will need to fill the void and that’s how formed up”, he reported.


To a question, he stated before a thirty day period quantity of persons had browsed his application which prompted him to occur up with extra updates.


“The web site and the application are also stuffed with day-to-day reminders and prayers which has made it more well known among the people. “Owing to its distinctive interface and following, I have started an Instagram account that will not only publish Islamic reminders but also deliver constructive tips,” he included.


Haider Ali is also the owner of his begin-up ‘Hackesta’.


“Hackesta is working on many other initiatives and is an emerging name in Kashmir’s software package programming group,” he stated.


The 23-calendar year-aged, who is pursuing an built-in training course in MCA from Cluster University Srinagar, appears to be optimistic for upcoming endeavours.


“The app is just a commencing. Any time and anywhere I discover my need in establishing additional applications, I will undoubtedly try my best”, Haider Ali added.