The widespread use of smartphones has led individuals, companies, and religious institutions in many Islamic countries, including Iran, to launch develop Quranic-themed applications. This study aimed to identify Android-based mobile applications with Quranic themes in Iran, also study their structure and content.
This was a cross-sectional study. The population of the study consisted of all Android apps related to the Holy Quran in Iran. First, by searching Google, Google Play (Google App Store ) and Bazaar (Persian app store) Quranic applications were identified and the applications downloaded, installed and evaluated. The application evaluation tool was a researcher-made checklist. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics.
In total, 297 Iranian Quran apps for Android were identified. Most of these apps were design to display the verses of the Quran along with the ability to play their recitation (49.8%). The use of most Quran apps was completely free (62.3%). 26.6% of the applications had not been updated since the initial release.
Although most Quran applications for Android in Iran had acceptable usability, the capabilities of these applications were not used. The study of Quran applications in Iran also showed strengths and weaknesses that should be of interest to developers of Quran applications and other similar religious applications in Iran.
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