Assalamu alaykum (Peace be upon you).
I’m sorry for the lack of updates but I’ve been working on my thesis and had to put working on Silaty on the side for a while.
I do have some good news. The Calendar is almost complete. It’s beautifully animated and I’m hoping that I’ll be able to post a small recording soon, Insha’Allah (God willing). Also brother Mustapha Asbbar has refined Silaty’s icon. Amazing work.
The first release is not far off, insha’Allah you’ll love it. We also already have plans for future features that we hope you’ll enjoy.
Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.
Well, I guess I should introduce myself.
My name’s Jesse Wayde Brandão. I’m 22 and I’m currently a masters student in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications finishing up my degree as an intern at Ericsson Research at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
I guess that amounts to as good an introduction as any other and now that we’ve got that out of the way, we can get on to the real business. So, I’ve been working on an application called Silaty for the past 2 weeks based on the work of Mustapha Asbbar. I started the application on top a previously made application called indicator-prayer-times, and despite the fact it wasn’t completely functional, once fixed up, it was a good base to work on. Alhamdulillah, it saved me quite a few days work.
I had been posting my progress in a relatively regular fashion on the elementary OS G+ community page, but it was suggested that I should start a Developer Blog. To be honest, that seemed like a good idea given the fact I often had to clarify multiple times what is the app’s purpose and if it could be downloaded. This way, insh’Allah, progress can be followed and I won’t have to repeat myself.
Before we begin with what has been done, I need to leave noted the following:
- The application is in development and it isn’t up anywhere yet.
- Insh’Allah, the application will be available as soon as it’s time for testing to begin.
- The application will be open-sourced with the GPL license
- I’m not completely sure if I will take donations or not, but it will be completely free either way.
Currently I’m still working on the Calendar since I had to build it from scratch, but alhamdulillah it’s coming along fine. And this is the current state of the app:
The Home pane – Currently the next prayer is highlighted in blue
The Qibla pane – As expected, we get the direction of the shortest distance to the Ka’ba
The Calendar pane – A Gregorian and Hijri Calendar that gives information about the prayers of each day and days of significance
Settings pane and Indicator
This is what has been done so far.
I hope you’re as excited to try it out as I’m excited to get it in to your hands.