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M-Ibadah: AN ANDROID APPLICATION TO ASSIST OLDER ADULT USERS IN PERFORMING ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS PRACTICES
Nahdatul Akma Ahmad, Saliyah Kahar, Azaliza Zainal, Mohammad Ashri Abu Hassan

Last modified: 2017-01-02

Abstract


Older adults are the generation that shows large number of increase in Malaysia by 2030. It is predicted that 15% of Malaysian population is an older adults. It becomes a national agenda to help this older generation to always remain independent and well-being. As Malaysia comprises majority Muslims community, therefore, it is believed that spirituality plays an important role in shaping older adults well-being. The advancement of recent mobile application technology can provide a solution for this issue. M-Ibadah was developed to assist older adult users in performing daily Islamic religious activities by using mobile application. M-Ibadah consists of four main modules which are Himpunan Hadith, Kompas Qiblat, Himpunan Doa and Waktu Solat which was developed for an Android platform. M-Ibadah was specifically designed to fulfill needs of older adult users’. Text resizing features, language, simplicity, audio and video, use of color and application design itself are among the elements that are being considered in the development of the application.

 


Keywords


Mobile application, elderly, spirituality, techno-spiritual

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