Project Update: Khalis

Khalis Foundation sevadars are greatly indebted to everyone who has supported our projects in the past. Since this past year, we have been focused on bringing the renowned SikhiToTheMax software to all operating systems. Along with that, with sangat’s support, we have been able to work on much needed ‘sudhaee’ (corrections) for Gurbani and its translations.

As many of you maybe aware, digital copies of Guru Granth Sahib ji’s bani which are available online all originated from the same source. This means that all Gurbani apps till date had the same mistakes, this is especially the case for Dasam Bani. With our recently launched project, we have already made over 5,000 corrections to spellings and translations, including banis by Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Our sevadars have been manually comparing bani database with SGPC and Akal Takht approved sources.

Meanwhile, we have continued working on Sundar Gutka – the most downloaded Sikh mobile app ever. We are humbled by the response and support received by Sundar Gutka app users. Just in the past 3 months in 2018, Sundar Gutka has been used by 556,000 users. In 2017, Sundar Gutka app had 35.6 million screen views.

SikhiToTheMax website had 23,500 users in past three months. Both SikhiToTheMax website and desktop version, along with Sundar Gutka have been written to use BaniDB as the database. Other Gurbani app developers from around the world have also joined the BaniDB alliance and are working towards using the same database.

We are also excited to announce that Khalis Foundation will be hosting its second Sikh Hackathon during the Memorial Day long weekend in May. We are calling upon JavaScript developers to join us for three days in Sacramento so we can work on the next generation of Sikhi apps together.

Please donate to Khalis Foundation projects here so we can continue this work.

Our monthly expenses include contractor fees (up to $3K monthly) and infrastructure costs ($2K monthly).

Thank you for your support!

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