July 27, 2012 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Cambridge, Massachusetts - IslamicFinder, the world's most popular Islamic website, announced that they have launched the latest version of their Athan mobile app for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android phones and tablets. The new app, released in time for Ramadan this year, includes a completely revamped user interface, prayer times for thousands of global cities, and new Prayer Book functionality that lets users track and become disciplined in their prayers.
"We designed the apps to become true prayer companions by providing all the information that our fellow Muslims need to perform their prayers, including prayer times, Qibla direction and mosque locations, but also wanted to give them a tool they could use to track their offered prayers and fulfill their obligation to the Almighty," said Dr. AbdulRahman Aljadhai, co-founder of IslamicFinder. "At the same time, we have strived to develop a truly world-class user experience that will delight and please users."
The mobile apps, which are available concurrently on the Apple iTunes App Store and Google Play marketplace, have the following key features:
* Prayer times for thousands of cities worldwide along with timely prayer reminders
* Individualized Prayer Book for personal prayer tracking and monitoring
* Elite levels and performance-based badges to add fun to prayer tracking
* Integrated Qibla directions from anywhere in the world
* Nearby mosque finder, along with contact information and directions
The mobile apps were developed in collaboration with VentureDive, a technology incubator that builds products that drive lifestyle improvements made possible by the disruptive forces of mobile computing and social networking.
"Working with IslamicFinder gave us a unique opportunity to improve the lives of 1.5+ billion Muslims worldwide," said Saad Fazil, advisor to the VentureDive board. "We are very excited at the launch of the mobile apps and look forward to feedback from the IslamicFinder user community."
IslamicFinder, a non-profit organization is dedicated to serving Islam on the Internet and provides information about prayer times, mosques and Muslim-owned businesses all over the world.
* 3/4Gen iPhone, iPad, or 3/4Gen iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 8.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Athan – Prayer Timings and Tracking 3.0 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. An ad-free version is available for only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies).
VentureDive, a technology incubator, focuses on building products that help enrich people's lives by driving lifestyle improvements through the disruptive forces of mobile internet and social networking. Its portfolio includes successful mobile apps such as Tasbeeh, Shop Together, and ShopHoller - all available in the App Store. Copyright (C) 2012 VentureDive. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.