Some time back, we published a post about 5 Unique Apps for the iPhone. For all the Android users among our readers – we haven’t forgotten about you! There are a number of really cool Baha’i apps for Android out there as well!
Here are 5 great Baha’i apps for the Android users out there. They’re all incredibly useful and, even better, free! Be sure to grab a copy and support our community of awesome Baha’i app developers.
Like having a prayer book with you but want to travel light? This is the app for you! This has to be one of my favourite ideas for phone apps ever – having a prayer book on my phone has come in handy on so many occasions. This user-friendly app has a selection of hundreds of prayers revealed by Baha’u'llah, ‘Abdu’l-Baha and the Bab in English, Spanish, French and German. A must-have!
Baha’i Web Search
Looking for an easy way to access Baha’i quotes on the go? This great app allows you to search the Baha’i Writings on any topic in both English and Spanish. All you need is an Internet connection, as this app uses the Baha’i Research search engine.
Baha’i Qiblih Locator
Every day Baha’is turn to the Qiblih to say our obligatory prayers. Fixed at the Shrine of Bahá’u'lláh, near `Akká, in present day Israel, it can sometimes be a bit tricky to figure out exactly where to turn to face this spot. The Baha’i Qiblih Locator is a godsend, particularly for those among us with a less refined sense of direction! This app requires GPS support.
As part of Baha’i obligatory prayer, it’s necessary to repeat the Greatest Name (Alláh-u-Abhá) 95 times. Keeping track of where you are up to in the sequence, while trying to remain in prayerful contemplation is certainly no easy feat! Some people use prayer beads as an aid but for the modern, tech-savvy Baha’i can rely instead on the Ninety-Five app to get the number right. The phone vibrates once you reach 95 – a handy little feature that allows you to focus on the Greatest Name, instead of having to keep an eye on the screen!
Baha’i Study Tool
With a reference library, a memorization tool and a vocabulary trainer, this app is a great way to deepen your familiarity with the Bahá’í prayers and writings!