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The app is intended to give its users a chapter by chapter view of the Translation of the Quran in English language (English only, no Arabic letters) and a search function.
There will be a home screen with one logo and 7 click-able buttons, no animations.
The following buttons: Translation/Search/Index/Overview/Book Version/Bookmarks/Settings:
The Translation button will lead to a screen that shows Chapters 1 to 114, clicking on each chapter will go to the screen with the text of that chapter. Each chapter consists of several verses (numbers 1 to ….). By clicking and holding each verse, the user can mark this verse as a bookmark. By clicking and holding again, it can be removed from the bookmark list. The text should be on top of a background (either white background, black, or two designed backgrounds--which can be chosen by the user under “settings”)
"Search": Will open a screen with a search field on the top, which should allow the user to search any word of the translation after clicking on the button and lists all the chapters and verses that contain that word (e.g. Chapter 3 - Verse 13,
Chapter 3 - Verse 19, Chapter 16 – Verse 3), each of these results should be click-able and the user should jump to that part of the translation.
"Index": will open a big text file alphabetically sorted, and it contains keywords and the corresponding passage in the text (it will e.g. say “Divorce: 2:227-241, 4:20) so that means it is contained in chapter 2, verse 227 up to verse 241, and in chapter 4, verse 20. The user should be able to click on the location: that can be done by programming that whenever 2 numbers are separated by a colon, it is a link to the translation page. So in this case it will give the click-able locations: 2:227 and 4:20.
"Overview" opens a screen with a list of about 20-30 click-able topics; each of them will open a screen with a simple text file with the same background (chosen by the user) as the translation text.
"Book Version": will open a screen with a simple text file that contains a text and several buttons that redirect to [url removed, login to view] to purchase
"Bookmarks": opens a list of saved verses that can be clicked to proceed to the corresponding verse. Clicking and holding gives the option of deleting that bookmark.
“Settings”: gives the user the option to change the Font size (small – medium – large) and change the background design
Special features: landscape mode when cell phone is turned 90 degrees
All designs, graphics and digital text files will be provided.
I'm also interested in an iPhone and Blackberry App if work is good, but for now just a quote on Android. I am hoping to stay well under $1000 since this is a free non-profit app and my budget is limited.