‘Call To Pray’ launched in BlackBerry
Dubai, May 9, 2011
Asgatech, a specialist in developing mobility solutions and mobile applications, has introduced its latest ‘Call To Pray,’ application on BlackBerry App World.
Asgatech, a unit of Teqneyat Group, said the 'Call To Pray’ is an innovative software application that uses a BlackBerry smartphone's GPS to calculate prayer times and the direction of the Qibla based on the user's location.
It also provides access to a collection of morning and evening Azkar with a distinctive Hijri calendar, the company added.
“We are excited to launch this application for BlackBerry community,” said Mohamed Essawi, VP of asgatech. “This new and exciting product will help Muslims stay in touch and connected with what is important to them in today’s fast moving world,” he noted.
Mike Al Mefleh, director of Product Management, Research In Motion (RIM) Middle East, said, “We are pleased to have assisted asgatech to deliver an application that is optimized to work with BlackBerry smartphones."
The key features of the application include:
•Calculate prayer times for 1,000 cities in 200 countries
•Share prayer times via SMS, e-mail, Facebook and BlackBerry Messenger
•Use GPS to provide an exact Qibla direction or show the way to Makkah using BBM
•Provide alerts up to 30 minutes before prayer time
"We look forward to continue working with developers in the Middle East to drive innovation and industry growth, and to establish a wide range of local apps for the BlackBerry App World store," remarked Mefleh.
The application is available in Arabic and English for all BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry OS (device software) 5.0 or higher, including the Torch 9800, Bold 9780 and Curve 9300 smartphones.-TradeArabia News Service