|Zekr 1.0.0, released with many new features|
including a brand new audio player
Alhamdulillah, we finally released Zekr 1.0.0 (Download) this Ramadan, after over 5 years from our initial version (0.1.0). We provided a portable version of Zekr for the first time, including Java (JRE) for our end users. Having this they should not worry whether they already have Java installed or not. This portable version works both 32 and 64 bit Windows machines. Making Zekr portable is a matter of adding a command line to it, so users of Zekr on other platforms can also make their Zekr portable.
With help of our brothers and verse-by-verse Qur'an projects, we were able to provide about 20 new offline recitations in different bitrates, sizes and qualities, from ~400MB to +1.6GB packages. We still plan to extend our recitation set, specially translation recitations (currently we have Ibrahim Walk's English recitation based on Sahih/Saheeh International translation).
Our current translation pack archive has about 40 items and we plan to extend this to ~80 translation packs in the near future, before this Ramadan, inshaAllah. We recently changed translation pack acceptance policy to a more optimistic policy, and we may include all non-controversial translation packs in our archive if we receive no objection from its license holder.
We've setup a Facebook page a few weeks before Ramadan and it currently has +1700 fans, still growing. Join us and share Zekr Facebook Fan Page.
Zekr has the first rank in downloads among Religious & Philosophy projects hosted on SourceForge.net. We have an average of +1300 downloads per day only from SourceForge (and more if you add downloads from Linux repositories, or other mirrors).