After 65,000 downloads, Mindplus now working on second phase of Islamic learning app

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Mindplus Project Lead, Ustaz Muhammad Fatin Abdul Rahman bin Kifli (R) showing the app to a student during the Islamic Mind roadshow held by Mindplus at PAP Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah Religious School. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

Azrina Zin
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Islamic Mind, the gamified Islamic education app developed by local startup Mindplus, will soon get more content accredited by the Department of Islamic Studies in its next big update.

Ak Mohd Azri Pg Hj Metussin, the Manager of Mindplus, said that the startup is now working on the second phase of the app, which will see topics expanded from 50 to 700.

“Students will be able to choose from a wide range of topics, covering all syllabus from Pra to Level 6,” he said in an interview with The Bruneian recently.

The application will also be updated with both Malay and English languages, and will feature texts in Arabic (Jawi) and rumi.

Students taking part in activities during the Islamic Mind roadshow held by Mindplus at PAP Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah Religious School. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

Ak Mohd Azri said that teachers will be able to teach Islamic education to their students using the app as all its contents will be based on the syllabus thought in Brunei’s religious schools.

Available for iOS and Android mobile platforms, Islamic Mind contains fun and engaging lessons, quizzes and videos geared towards Muslim children from 4 to 12 years old.

The app has been downloaded 65,000 times, with 5,000 coming from Brunei alone.

The startup recently visited PAP Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah Religious School in Berakas to promote the app to the teachers and students.

Students during the Islamic Mind roadshow held by Mindplus at PAP Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah Religious School. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

Ak Mohd Azri said Mindplus aims to improve the students’ understanding in Islam using the latest technologies.

“Our goal is to make Islamic education fun and interactive to get students engaged in the lesson,” he added.

Recently, the firm won both the ICT Industry and Royal Patron awards at the Brunei ICT Awards (BICTA) for their latest application, Mindtrex, which is designed to help pre-university students revise for their examinations.

The Bruneian