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Best apps for Ramadan

As the Holy Month approaches we delve into app stores for a selection of tools to assist

Best apps for Ramadan
As the Holy Month draws near, we wish you Ramadan Kareem and present this selection of tech tools to help you.
Best apps for Ramadan
QURAN READER (iOS): Helps with readings from the Holy Book.
Best apps for Ramadan
SUN AND MOON (iOS): A GPS-enabled app that shows sunrise/sunset and moonrise/moonset times.
Best apps for Ramadan
RAMADAN 2015/1436 (Android): Includes a calendar for the holy month; informs users of key times, such as those for prayers, Imsak and Iftar, for more than 251 countries and 6m cities; ideal for travelling as it auto-detects the city; Allows the saving of miss days.
Best apps for Ramadan
RAMADAN DUAS (Android): Contains authentic Duas for each Ashra and more; includes translation options.
Best apps for Ramadan
RAMADAN 2015 (Android): Information about Suhoor and Iftar timings; allows selection of city; includes Suhoor and Iftar alerts; covers ‘all major cities’; app may contain ads.
Best apps for Ramadan
RAMADAN SONGS (Android): A sizeable collection of Ramadan Songs.
Best apps for Ramadan
RAMADAN TIMES (iOS): Worldwide Iftar/Suhoor alarm; works on both iPhone and iPad; claims ‘highly accurate method’, used by US Naval Observatory, for calculation of sunrise/sunset/twilight; includes options for high-latitude time calculations; countdowns to Iftar/Suhoor; monthly view for Ramadan timings; Hijri (Islamic) calendar.
Best apps for Ramadan
RAMADAN RECIPES (iOS): Learn how to cook new meals for Suhoor and Iftar.
Best apps for Ramadan
RAMADAN 2015 (Android): Includes prayer times, Qibla compass, 99 names of Allah (Asna Al-Husna), Ramadan Duas and each day's Suhoor and Iftar times.
Best apps for Ramadan
QIBLA AR (iOS): An augmented-reality app that finds you the location of the Kaaba wherever you are.