Srinagar, Apr 20: A youth from Srinagar has developed the Valley’s first offline Ramadan app with multiple features.
Haider Ali Punjabi (22), a resident of Srinagar pursuing PG from Computer Applications from Cluster University Srinagar developed the app titled “Iftarkar” used on all devices.
He said that Iftarkar is a Ramzan Companion App made for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. It features Iftar/Sehri timings for Ramadan along with an intuitive countdown for the same.
“It’s available as a website (iftarkar.com) and can be used on all devices (mobiles, computers, etc). It is also available as an Android App from Google Play Store,” he said.
“People normally look for Ramadhan timings in newspapers etc but after the outbreak of Covid, they weren’t available. To help people, we constructed this website,” he said.
“Since it received very good response, the app continued to be updated every year.
Iftarkar has been uniquely developed in a manner so that it can be accessed on slow internet speed, and doesn’t need internet after the first time,” he added.
“Unlike other timing apps, Iftarkar uses timings from reputed local sources like Darul Uloom Raheemiya Bandipora, Educational Trust Kashmir, Madrasa Arabia Islamia Taleem Ul Quran, Jammu, etc,” he said.
According to him, he is working on more projects for the benefit of people. They include Accher, a Kashmiri Wordle and Kashmiri stickers for WhatsApp and Tweet2Pic, an android app for converting tweets to images.
Apart from Iftarkar, Haider Ali Punjabi worked with two friends Mudasir Ali and Vikas Bukhari on CovidKashmir.org , a website dedicated to track Covid-19 in J&K, along with providing other Covid related information.