Hindko Matlaan is an Android App which is a collection of around 2200 Hindko proverbs called Matlaan or Muhaawray in Hindko. Hindko Proverbs contained within in this app are collected from a book titled “Hindko Matlaan” published by Gandhara Hindko Academy of Gandhara Hindko Board.
This research work is painstakingly performed by CEO of Gandhara Hindko Board Mr.
Mr. Muhammad Zia-Ud-Din was supported by:
Madam Aftab Iqbal Bano
Mr. Sikandar Hayat Skandar
Mr. Ali Awais Khyaal and
Mr. Saqib Husain
The published book is arranged alphabetically using Hindko alphabet. A Matal or proverb is described in the following style.
1. Each Matal is assigned a number starting from 1.
2. Matal itself i.e. متل
3. Meanings of difficult words from Hindko to Urdu i.e. معنی
4. Complete translation of Matal in Urdu i.e. اردو ترجمہ
5. Title of the Matal i.e. عنوان
6. Purpose of the Matal i.e. مدعا
7. Explanation of the Matal i.e. مطلب
For example, consider Hindko alphabetic symbol ح. Under ح we have a Matal titled حاثہ, which is described as follows.
1367۔ قبر دی رات تے نکاح دی رات نینھ ولدی
نینھ (نہیں) ولدی (ڈھلتی)
زندگی میں بڑی بات کا واقعہ ہوجانا
اک دم وڈا حادثہ ہونڑا
ایہہ متل اکثر کسی دے ناگہانہ موت دی خبر سنڑ کے یا کسی دا کسی دے نال اچانک غیر متوقع طور تے نکاح ہونڑے
دے موقع تے بولی جاندی اے۔
The beauty of the book is the index of the Matal available at the end of the book. The index is arranged alphabetically. There is a table attached with each alphabet symbol. The table contains the topics starting with that alphabetic symbol and the number of that Matal. This index makes a reader search a proverb according to his need in a very short time. It was planned to create an Android App that will comprise of the PDF form of the book. Then in a meeting with CEO Mr. Zia-Ud-Din, the consultant IT and Computers GHA, Prof. Muhammad Adil initiated the idea of transforming the book into an interactive Android app. The idea was appreciated by CEO and was a given a green signal to start developing the app.
Mr. Muhammad Adil (Assistant Professor Iqra National University) designed the story board of the proposed Android app and put the idea in front of Mr. Omer Rauf (CEO-SOFTMINING & Visiting Lecturer INU) who has a vast experience in developing professional software in and for a variety of platforms. Two brilliant students of BS (Computer Science) i.e. Miss. Aqsa Gul and Mr. Saif Ullah was involved on internship basis to compile data base for the app.
It took around five to six months to complete the app because the app has a huge data base. The book was written in Urdu word processor InPage format, which is not acceptable in Android platform. Therefore, both the developers were required to first convert the data into Uni code then paste it in data base table. However, tough was the target and toughest met the target. By the grace of Almighty Allah, the project got completed. Then it was tested in different smart phones of different makes and different screen sizes successfully.
The Hindko Matlaan App:
After installing the app on a smart phone, the user will see an icon of Hindko Matlaan.
When it is touched to open, the Loading bar screen is displayed.
The Loading Bar screen is comprised of the title page of the original book.
When the app is got loaded, the app is opened.
On the Title Bar use will see “Hindko Matlaan”.
On the Title Bar there is the go back button
On Title Bar there is a Menu Button.
Inside Menu there are two options i.e. About Us and Note.
Below the Menu Bar is the Search Bar, where the user can SEARCH BY WORD.
Below the Search Bar is the list of Hindko Alphabetic symbols.
When the user touches a symbol, a list of titles of the proverbs starting with this symbol
When a title is touched, a list of numbers of proverb appears.
When a number is touched, the Matal or the proverb appears.