The ITWorx Prayer Time Gadget which won Best Windows Vista Gadget award, is an application designed to alert users to the five Islamic Prayer times for the day. Since 1999, ITWorx had been working on the Prayer Time application and developing different versions that are compatible with different Microsoft platforms such as Outlook 97, 2000, 2002 and 2003. Within a week of the Microsoft Vista’s Gadget Cup launch, the ITWorx Prayer Time Gadget was compatible with the new platform.
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“Our objective was to evaluate innovative and regionally relevant Microsoft Windows Vista compatible gadgets,” explains Ahmed Adel, Developer and Platforms Manager Microsoft Egypt. “After comparing the participating entries at the Microsoft Middle East Developers conference, the ITWorx Prayer Times Gadget was our No. 1 choice. The advanced components within the Gadget addressed our criteria precisely, as well as adding significant value to the end-user.”
The ITWorx Prayer Time Gadget was recognized for its high standards, ease of use and refined design. Its second by second countdown timer indicating the next prayer time keeps the user alert in an exciting, visually stunning and time conscious way.
“We’re pleased to have such a close partnership with Microsoft. We’ve been participating in Microsoft Developers Conferences for years now, and this year we were very enthusiastic about the Gadget Cup competition,” said Hafez Hamdy, Sales Manager, Middle East & Africa, ITWorx. “This competition rewards quality software development on Microsoft Windows Vista platform. Our Prayer Time gadget won this year’s award because it was built with quality, but also with so much passion. We’re so happy we won this one.”
The Prayer Times Vista Gadget calculates prayer times using user-extensible location and time zones information to in order to provide accurate prayer-schedules all over the world. Its sleek graphic design and compelling countdown timer makes the gadget an attractive and gripping feature on users’ Windows Vista desktops.
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