The Muslim Pro lifestyle app has expanded its operations in Malaysia.
With over 52 million downloads globally, Muslim Pro is used by Muslims in over 200 countries around the world.
The app offers features such as accurate prayer times, Qibla directions, various translations & recitals of the Quran, Halal restaurants & Mosques locator, Zakat Calculator and a host of other useful community & lifestyle features.
Last year, Affin Hwang Asset Management (AHAM) of Malaysia and CMIA Capital Partners (CMIA) of Singapore jointly acquired a controlling stake in Bitsmedia, the developer of the Muslim Pro App.
The founder, French national and former member of the Google team, Erwan Mace continues to hold a minority stake in the company.
CMIA & AHAM hope to leverage their deep ties both in Malaysia and South-East Asia to assist Muslim Pro to execute its regional expansion strategy, said a media statement.
Nik Emir Din was appointed as Country Manager for Muslim Pro Malaysia and has the responsibility to grow Muslim Pro’s brand and market presence in Malaysia.
“Muslim Pro is actively seeking a win-win partnership with corporates, institutions and government agencies that can leverage on the App’s strong local and global presence.
“There is a significant opportunity for Muslim Pro to play a leading role in the development of the Islamic Digital Economy, which has been built on the growing demands of the Muslim lifestyle,” said the media release.
The macroeconomic and demographic trends strongly favour continued growth in the medium and long term both in the region and globally.
“This is especially true in South East Asia where the number of Muslims is over 250 million coupled with the fact that roughly 90% of Southeast Asia’s internet users are smartphone users. Muslim Pro is actively looking for partners to help us capitalise on this attractive megatrend.” said Nik Emir.