Lahore: VentureDive’s application, Athan, made global waves after it got featured as one of the fastest growing applications in the Asia Pacific region at the Google App Summit’18, held in Singapore. Athan was the only ‘made in Pakistan’ app to feature at the event. Representing Athan at the summit, VentureDive’s Managing Director Saad Fazil and Senior Product Manager Ali Raza made a memorable footprint for the country by being the only Pakistanis at the invite-only event.
Commenting on the significant occasion, Saad Fazil, MD and Co-founder said, “As is the case with all products and services associated with VentureDive, our aim is to reach larger communities with a tech-based solution for their daily routines in order to make life easier for them. It is heartening for us to see that we are achieving that with Athan.”
“While the impact of an app like Athan cannot be felt in full force in the Muslim-majority countries where calls for prayers are made five times a day and the general culture of the place makes it easier to adjust routines during times such as Ramadan, it is the non-Muslim majority countries where the inclusive aspect of the app is felt in full force. Many of our users living in the West find Athan useful as it makes it easier for them to follow their religion.” Adapting to modern advancements in technology and innovation, Athan brings an all-immersive experience for Muslims across the globe; bridging religion with technology for convenience.
Developed in 2014, Athan has become the most reliable Islamic application for Muslims all over the world today. Since its inception, the app has helped Muslims in every corner of the globe follow accurate prayer times as per their location and jurisdiction, helped them find the direction of the Qibla from anywhere, and provided heaps of vital information on Islamic principles.
Athan was developed by IslamicFinder.org; the most authentic source of Islamic information available online. The mission behind Athan has been to help Muslims navigate in their daily lives with convenience, regardless of whether they are based in a Muslim-majority country or not. The app is available in 6 major languages and keeps users posted with accurate prayer times of more than 6 million locations worldwide.
Athan has grown significantly since its inception and continues to do so. Its recognition has been significant across various regions such as USA, Canada and the UK, over the years; whereby the seeds of islamicfinder.org were initially sown. Athan provides features meant for a Muslim’s everyday convenience, especially in locations where it may be more difficult to comply with Islam. Athan’s participation at the App Summit reinforced the impact that organization’s like VentureDive, and the Pakistani tech industry at large, can make on a global scale.