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You can iPray, too

The most ancient traditions of Islam are going high-tech, with a slew of modern offerings for those observing the holy month of Ramadan.

tech reviews Updated: Aug 13, 2010 02:04 IST

The most ancient traditions of Islam are going high-tech, with a slew of modern offerings for those observing the holy month of Ramadan.



Cell phone applications such as “iPray” or “iQuran” offer a beeping reminder of requisite prayer times, while the “Find Mecca” and “mosque finder” programs help the Muslim traveller in an unfamiliar city find the nearest place to pray.



"When I saw these applications for the first time, I thought: this is amazing,” said James Otun, who has several Islamic applications on his Apple iPhone and iPad. “Whoever came up with this idea: God bless him or her.”