Today, the month-long Muslim holiday of Ramadan begins, and Google has launched a website that takes advantage of the company’s many offerings to provide a helpful dashboard through which to get the most out of the month.
The new website, called My Ramadan Companion, includes the sunset and sunrise times in your area each day, traffic information, listings for the nearest mosque or charity Iftar, Ramdan recipes, related YouTube videos, and a bunch more.
According to Google’s blog post the My Ramadan Companion cites the more than 200 million Muslims living away from their families as a motivating factor to build technological solutions for those who observe the fasting holiday. Zain Kamal Masri, Associate Product Marketing Manager, Middle East and North Africa.
[signoff icon=”quote-circled”]“Growing up, the best part about Ramadan was eating way too much lentil soup with my family and catching up on the latest episode of our favorite series, ‘Bab Al-Hara’, Today, living more than 1900 miles away from my family, I rely on technology to get close with them during Ramadan. Whether it’s sharing moments on Hangouts, my sister sending me pictures of the iftar spread of the day… technology helps us stay connected and celebrate Ramadan together even when away.”[/signoff]
Google will also use Now on mobile to present this information in cards when it feels right, taking into account your location and the time of day. So you may, for example, wake up in the morning to a card showing the Ramadan hours of your favorite shops and restaurants.
Happy Ramadan Kareem from the Team at Techjaja.