Nokia releases Ramadan apps
Phone company debuts Ramadan Calendar, allows users to donate to their favourite charities
This Ramadan, Nokia has developed a downloadable dedicated Ramadan Calendar application which is designed to allow users to donate to their favorite charities.
For each Ramadan Calendar application installed through the Nokia UAE Facebook page, Nokia will donate AED5 to one of three selected charities including UAE Red Crescent, Dubai Autism Centre and the Children with Cancer Support Organisation.
The calendar app will also allow users to access daily digital gifts in the form of Ramadan-centric information, such as Islamic stories, daily fasting tips, images, prizes, and much more.
"This year, Nokia is once again showing its understanding of regional culture and its commitment to the local community through the launch of the Ramadan Campaign. We are all about connecting people and this Holy Month we encourage people to embrace the spirit of the occasion by helping us to connect with and give to those who are more in need ," said Tom Farrell, general manager, Nokia Lower Gulf.
Nokia has also developed other applications for Ramadan this year, including a Holy Quran app, Prayer Times apps, Hadeeth apps, a Qibla Direction app, a Zakah Calculator, Boyoot Allah apps and Mozzaker apps.
There are also several social apps, allowing users to keep in touch over the Ramadan season. These include Ramadan Greetings, Whatsapp, FourSquare, Facebook and themes and ringtone apps include TaherQalby, SawomMaqbool, Ramadan Kareem and Nour Ramadan. All applications are available on the NokiaOvi Store and can be billed directly to user's Etisalat phone prepaid or postpaid accounts.
"Over 600,000 Ramadan applications were downloaded in the Middle East from the Ovi Store during the Holy Month in 2010 while the Quran app recorded over one million downloads in the Middle East last year. These figures underline the leadership of the NokiaOvi Store and with the latest and freshest apps ready for easy download, it shows how Nokia strives to further enhances our users' experience through deeper engagement," Tom Farrell added.
Ramadan applications for 2011are designed to be compatible with more than75 Nokia devices and the user interface for the applications is in English, Arabic, French and Urdu.