Sukhmani Sahib iPhone App

Yes, a company called IndiaNIC has developed a Sukhmani SahibiPhone application. For $0.99 you can download the entire Sukhmani Sahib and with a single swipe, read through it on your iPhone. Information about this application reads,

This iphone book has following features:
– Full Sukhmani Sahib in Hindi Language
– No need for internet connectivity to view content
– Each page changes with swipe and button options
– No need of Language Setting
– Elegant Layout & Cool Design
– Easy to carry everywhere you go

original.jpgNo, you did not read incorrectly. This Sukhmani Sahib is in Hindi and not Gurmukhi as … perhaps would be expected? There are few different questions that come to mind when trying to assess why the company chose to publish this application in Hindi. Who is their target audience I wonder? Are there many non-Sikhs who read Sukhmani Sahib (that’s great if that is the case!)? We’ve had the debate before about whether Punjabi is a diminishing language – so I wonder how much of that plays a role in this initiative. (I know, I know, I seem to be full of many questions and few answers). With the growing popularity of mobile-based content, it isnice to find these Sikhifocused applications. Mr. Sikhnet recently discussed his efforts and the needto developapplications for mobile phones. I assume there will be challenges associated with transitioning texts such as Sukhmani Sahib, which are predominantly read by usinggutkas to reading Gurbani on your iPhone while you’re waiting for the bus. Personally, Ithink that Gurbani should be accessible to all and whether it is read in a gutka or on your mobile phone screen should not be important. Those individuals who do not already have an interest in learning Gurbani will probably not download this application anyway. It is likely targeted at those who are wanting to learn and if it so happens to be onan iPhone, then I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing. Nevertheless, I am still wondering about the choice of Hindi….


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20 Responses to “Sukhmani Sahib iPhone App”

  1. Jodha says:

    I got excited when I saw the post… than realized I can't read Hindi. Plus I don't think I could ever concentrate and read Gurbani on the phone… and that too iphone with the Email, Safai (and Now Langar Hall–i'll blog about it soon) buttons being right there.

    I think I'll stick to the Gutka for now.

    On that note I do remember someone showing me the Guru Granth Sahib on the iphone…i don't know if its an app or wat…I'll look into it…maybe Sikhi to the Max mobile?

  2. Jodha says:

    I got excited when I saw the post… than realized I can’t read Hindi. Plus I don’t think I could ever concentrate and read Gurbani on the phone… and that too iphone with the Email, Safai (and Now Langar Hall–i’ll blog about it soon) buttons being right there.

    I think I’ll stick to the Gutka for now.

    On that note I do remember someone showing me the Guru Granth Sahib on the iphone…i don’t know if its an app or wat…I’ll look into it…maybe Sikhi to the Max mobile?

  3. Kohl says:

    Is there a way to use Gurmukhi on Twitter? How 'bout on the iPhone? I think it would be very helpful to me for practicing easy conversations.

  4. Kohl says:

    Is there a way to use Gurmukhi on Twitter? How ’bout on the iPhone? I think it would be very helpful to me for practicing easy conversations.

  5. Sukh says:

    Do you guys realize that this app is available in Gurmukhi? I havce it.

  6. Sukh says:

    Do you guys realize that this app is available in Gurmukhi? I havce it.

  7. Sundari says:

    Sukh, the Gurmukhi version of this app was released after this story was posted. Since you have it – what's your review of it?

  8. Sundari says:

    Sukh, the Gurmukhi version of this app was released after this story was posted. Since you have it – what’s your review of it?

  9. You can now also listen to SikhNet radio from a new iPhone web app.

    In your iPhone open up Safari and type in the address: http://sikhnet.com/m/radio.htm once the page loads you can click on the "+" button at the bottom to add an icon to your home screen to open like a regular application. An actual software version of SikhNet radio is being developed as well and will be available soon.

  10. You can now also listen to SikhNet radio from a new iPhone web app.

    In your iPhone open up Safari and type in the address: http://sikhnet.com/m/radio.htm once the page loads you can click on the "+" button at the bottom to add an icon to your home screen to open like a regular application. An actual software version of SikhNet radio is being developed as well and will be available soon.

  11. Ravi Chhabra says:

    I have interest in reading Guru Granth Sahib on iPhone in Hindi with Gurumukhi text underneath it. Just like it's currently found on <a href="http://www.srigranth.org,” target=”_blank”>www.srigranth.org, with English meaning and transliteration based on my options. This would help me read Gurumuhki as my reading speed on Gurumukhi is quite slow, it would be a good learning aid as well. Any ideas where I can get one? Or if you guys can spread the word that there are Hindi/English readers who would want this on the iPhone. Thanks.

  12. Ravi Chhabra says:

    I have interest in reading Guru Granth Sahib on iPhone in Hindi with Gurumukhi text underneath it. Just like it's currently found on http://www.srigranth.org, with English meaning and transliteration based on my options. This would help me read Gurumuhki as my reading speed on Gurumukhi is quite slow, it would be a good learning aid as well. Any ideas where I can get one? Or if you guys can spread the word that there are Hindi/English readers who would want this on the iPhone. Thanks.

  13. app demo says:

    Sukhmi sahib is it available on every product of apple. I have been using i pad but Sukhmi sahib app introduced by Hindi company, although making amazing inventories but I want to know is it available on all the products of apple plus I want to find my on this how are using android phones. i wish they could also enjoy this.

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  15. Sukhimani Sahib presents an awesome type of Iphone app which is very helpful for Iphone users. It is great.

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