Surfing the App Souq: Islamic Applications for Mobile Devices

Author(s) Gary R. Bunt
Contact Gary R. Bunt, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 7ED, UK. E-mail:
Issue CyberOrient, Vol. 4, Iss. 1, 2010, pp. 3-18
Published May 10, 2010
Type Article
Abstract This article introduces issues associated with Islamic apps for mobile devices, and surveys some of the products that have emerged into the market. It considers the potential impact of mobile phone interfaces in relation to interpretations of Islam and the use of Islamic resources, given that mobile devices have widened potential audiences for online materials in various forms, especially in areas where other forms of digital access may be more problematic. The article also explores some of the religious and ethical concerns associated with mobile phone use.
Keywords Islam, information and communication technology, e-commerce, mobile phones