The website, called My Ramadan Companion (https://ramadan.withgoogle.com), includes the sunset and sunrise times in your area each day, traffic information, listings for the nearest mosque or charity Iftar, Ramdan recipes, related YouTube videos, and a bunch more.
Google in its blog post on My Ramadan Companion cites the more than 200 million Muslims living away from their families as a motivating factor to build technological solutions for those who observe the fasting holiday. “Growing up, the best part about Ramadan was eating way too much lentil soup with my family and catching up on the latest episode of our favorite series, ‘Bab Al-Hara’,” said Zain Kamal Masri, Associate Product Marketing Manager, Middle East and North Africa.
“Today, living more than 1900 miles away from my family, I rely on technology to get close with them during Ramadan. Whether it’s sharing moments on Hangouts, my sister sending me pictures of the iftar spread of the day… technology helps us stay connected and celebrate Ramadan together even when away.”