Nokia’s 2009 Ramadan mobile apps now available
Nokia's Ramadan mobile applications for 2009 are now available on Ovi Store
Nokia announced in Dubai, UAE today that the company’s Ramadan mobile applications for 2009 are now available on Nokia’s Ovi Store. The apps for the holy month include the Holy Quran, Prayer Times; and the Hajj and Umrah guides.
Ramadan mobile applications for 2009 are compatible with a range of Nokia devices such as the Nokia N97, Nokia N86 and Nokia E75. The apps are available in English, Arabic, French and Urdu from Nokia’s Ovi Store (www.ovi.com), which users can launch from the Download! folder on the main menu of their Nokia device. Alternatively, users can access nokia.com/Ramadan on the web to download the applications.
This year’s Ramadan applications include the Holy Quran, Prayer Times, Hadeeth, Zakah Calculator, Mozzaker, Hajj and Umrah and Cards. New features include Quran recitations that users can download in MP3 format whilst Prayer timings and Qibla direction are provided for 1000 cities in 200 countries. Also, the new Zakah Calculator app helps Muslims calculate Zakah based on their income.
Chris Braam, Vice President, Sales, Nokia Middle East and Africa says, “Last year’s applications were very well received, as we saw over 2.4 million Ramadan applications downloaded. And based on the feedback we have received from Nokia consumers, we have further enhanced the offering this year to include additional applications as well as upgrades to some of the existing features. The applications this year also support a wider range of devices, to include both touch and non-touch Nokia devices.”
He adds, “Ramadan applications for 2009 are free and join a variety of content on the Ovi Store ready to be downloaded and enjoyed. Ovi Store has paid and free content from a range of global and local content providers intended to be a friendly, locally-relevant store for the widest range of devices.”
The Ramadan applications in particular have been developed by ASGATech, a Forum Nokia Premium Partner in the Middle East, with all content reviewed and approved by Al Azhar Al Shareef.
ASGATech CEO, Ali Helmy, says, “We have been developing applications for Nokia since 2006, which has given us an easy way to distribute our mobile applications to millions of consumers. By having our applications on Ovi Store this year, we are able to further extend our reach into the growing mobile applications market in the Middle East.”