M. Tony and I created a book cover through a one-to-one contract. I selected him based on the good work he had done winning a book cover contest for another book in the same series. I wanted to develop a consistent style across the books, and he delivered. He worked very quickly and gave me a finished product in a matter of just a couple of days. He was responsive and we were able to have good dialog about the elements in the design.
Great work by a great designer. Working with @attafothman was a pleasure.
How Elmurz started their app design journey
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Our ad-free application notifies Muslims when to pray. It is offering a preset and calculated timing based on your city selection with various settings for adjustment in a very beautiful and not least user-friendly interface, into which we put a lot of rethinking.
What do you have in mind for the style and theme of the app?
The style of the first screen should follow the current style of the app, additional Islamic touch is preferable.
Free style for settings screen.
Time for Pray
1. One of 99 names screen.
A screen will show 1 of 99 names of Allah (the .eps files is attached), its transliteration and translation. It will also show supplication related to the name (text about 4-6 lines long) on click of a "Supplication" button. I suggest you use the longest name to ensure it fits your design i.e. ذو الجلال و الإكرام (using Arabic calligraphy from attached document is preferable)
Transliteration: Dhu-al-Jalal wa-al-Ikram
Translation: The Lord of Majesty and Bounty
In addition to the "3-bar" button on the top left, this screen should have 3 new functional buttons: Play (plays a sound file reciting the provided name in Arabic), Supplication (I have attached a file with green background as a sample text of supplication) and Share
2. Settings screen.
Current Settings page is a mess. See attached screenshots "with_calculation_method" and "without_calculation_method". We need to clean it up.
I am looking to reorganise my existing and future menu points on one Settings page. It can long with scroll down and it can have grouped menu item that will open additional window on click or collapse relevant menu items down.
In addition to the current menu items we need to add following
- Hadith of the day
- 99 names
- Quran online
- Islamic Calendar
- Mosques nearby
- Rate us
- Share the app
What to avoid
avoid using elements restricted by Muslim religion, i.e. living creatures, anything that would resemble symbols of other religions, and if animation is suggested, it should not distort the name of Allah (spinning, awkward shading, etc.)