The Holy month of Ramadan has just arrived and good news has started flooding all over the internet. We found some amazing tech-news as well at the onset of this month. But guess what, one of the biggest technology news that made it to the headlines came from none other than then tech-giant itself, Google.
Google threw its most amazing features to date, which is somehow gifts for the Muslims fasting in the month of Ramadan.
Google showed gratitude in the month of gratitude:
Almost 1.7 billion Muslims around the world observe fast in the month of Ramadan. And if we try to sum up this Holy month in words, all that can be said is that it’s the month of kindness, humanity, and gratitude. And these instincts aren’t only restricted or expressed by/towards Muslims but the non-Muslims practices and creates the same kind of environment in a country with different religions’ followers.
But the US-based company is winning hearts with its latest features.
While billions of people will start fasting this Islamic month, Google dropped its features that will make things much easier to access.
You can now get access to what you were actually looking for in the first place:
Even though this blog is supposed to be written in uni-tone, that is the tone of appreciation, but to appreciate a new beginning we need to recall the past misery as well.
Avid Google users nowadays (read as humans) know, how difficult it is to find the relevant content on Google. But in this Holy month of Ramadan, Google decided to bless the people on fasting with what they were wishing to have for a long time.
Now you can type related to Ramadan into Google Search will result in users being able to access all relevant information worldwide, including local prayer times, tips and even popular recipes on YouTube.
This is how it will happen:
Google has customized your search with locally relevant information. Everything from tips and prayer timings to the most popular recipes, in your Search results.
Food Fusion here we come.
During Ramadan, searches for recipes spike 50 percent higher and the watch times on YouTube for cooking videos peak at almost 30 percent higher as well. With this latest tool by Google, you can now explore top recipes and YouTube cooking videos directly through the Ramadan search experience.
Searching For The Qibla Made With The Help Of Technology:
Top news stories have never been this good.
This has to be the most useful feature of Google for the Muslims around the World.
In this fast-paced world, we often find prayer times and working time clashing. And most of the times, we find ourselves out of our homes.
To make the praying time easier for the Muslims around the World, Google launched its Qibla Finder feature.
Qibla Finder, a web app last year, that uses augmented reality to show you the direction of the Qibla wherever you are in the world. Google has now enabled offline usage and a shortcut to add Qibla Finder to your Android home screen as well, so you can locate the direction of House of Allah when you’re on the move.
Searching For Greetings Made More Easier:
Believe it or not, the top trending Google searches in the month of Ramadan and even after it, which means before eid, is “How to make an Eid greeting card“ or “How to wish someone a happy Ramadan”.
So basically, the greeting is what we look for on Google the most.
In order to help Muslims create these beautifully personalized messages to share during Ramadan, Google is launching Qalam.
Here’s what you need to know about the web app :
“Qalam brings this timeless heritage of calligraphy online. We collaborated with nine artists from around the world to create more than 35 unique digital Ramadan and Eid greetings with hundreds of customizable artwork possibilities as well using Tilt Brush, a virtual reality app. Google now allows you to customize and share your own 3D Ramadan card now at g.co/Qalam.”
So remember the time when we thought that technology is making us far from practicing our religion, the right way?
It’s not always like that, sometimes small technological changes can benefit religions as well.
These are the features that will make a difference in Muslims lives this Ramadan.
Wishing you a Blessed Ramadan from WhatEverIsOn.