Gurbani Anywhere - Bani on your Windows Mobile Phone
So my buddy Mr. Sikhnet contacted me and pointed me to this intriguing app called Gurbani Anywhere. This App promises to “enable fast and efficient methods to search & display Gurbani, on a truly mobile platform.”
So I registered on the website and waited (not-so)patiently for a several hours to get my membership approved. Finally got the download link so let’s have a look!
The app is distributed as a .zip file download from the site containing a terse README and a standard CAB file. Any owner of a windows mobile phone will know what this is and immediately what to do with it. Note: The application and cab file come in at a hefty 66MB so you will definitely want to transfer and install this to a storage card rather than to your phones (or PDA’s) main memory.
So I transferred the cab file over to my phone and installed it to the card. Let’s take a first-look visual tour! (Visit SikhNerd.com to view the screen captures of the application with descriptions.)
Overall I found this to be a very nifty app, and I’m sure once the developers do some more updates, this will quickly become the defacto standard in Sikh mobile applications. Personally I’ve already replaced Sikhi To The Max - Mobile on my phone with this, as it’s much better, more stable, has active developers, has more features, and is generally a better product. The various cool features, and addition of SDGS and Bhai Gurdas Vara make it especially compelling. I would strongly encourage everyone with a windows mobile device to run over to the website, register, download, and give some positive feedback to the developers as soon as you can!
Unlike my usual self, I will not mirror the installer here as the developers have asked that everyone please register on their site/forums