Nokia has launched a new range of mobile applications and content tailored specially for Ramadan aimed at facilitating its customers to avail maximum and pieties and blessings of the holy month.
The new range of Ramadan applications 2011 designed with local prospects have now become available on Ovi Store that could be downloaded on the compatible Nokia devices for free of cost.
Applications available on Ovi are:
uQuran mobile app offers the full Quran in Uthmani Font with an easy to use user interface. It also offers verse by verse translation and recitation along with bookmarks. uQuran also has 100% Touch Screen support and is the only software of its kind offering full portrait and landscape viewing of the Quran for easy reading and understanding via mobile phone.
Nokia designed QTV mobile applications that offers download audio files of Quran recitation, download Hamds & Naats by famous reciters, view program schedules of QTV, view latest announcements from QTV and download Farman-e-ilahi, Ahadees-e-Nabwi, and Ringtones.
A special ceremony was held on Tuesday in which large number of customers, Apps developers and , Nokia officials were gathered.
Renowned religious scholar Dr Aamir Liaquat spoke highlighted the importance of Ramadan in light with Quran and Hadiths, emphasizing attendees to get the maximum fruits of holy months with prayers and charity.
Chef Saadat also spoke, on the occasion, about his exclusive plan of new dishes in the holy month of Ramadan.Besides, Zauq’s mobile app is an interface for viewers to get informed about the happenings on their favorite food channel via their favorite Nokia phone and at the same time be able to download amazing recipes to cook special Ramadan delicacies.The ARY ZAUQ mobile applications offer customers to get your favorite chef’s recipes right on your handset, and keep yourself updated with the programs schedule, new announcements and expert cooking tips.We want to enable Pakistani consumers to connect to the month of Ramadan in the most meaningful way, aiming to make Ovi Store more valuable and locally relevant,” said Haseeb Ihtisham, Head of Marketing, Nokia Pakistan and Afghanistan.Nokia has now added new Islamic apps that would let Pakistani Muslims celebrate this Ramadan with renewed religious fervor and offer Ramadan-specific activities with greater ease and convenienceRamadan applications for 2011 are compatible with a wide range of Nokia devices including Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7, Nokia C3 and Nokia X2-01
A couple of pieces of news from around and about to share with you about the Store today:
First up, Tarun from Telecom Talk reports on the new Ramadan content that is available, including uQuran and Qibla Touch. Tarun details what each app is to be used for, especially the ARY Zauq cooking app. Also making mention of this is M Yasir over at Pro Pakistani who quotes Haseeb Ihtisham of Nokia as saying ‘connect to the month of Ramadan in the most meaningful way’.
And over at Daily Mobile, Phat^Trance has brought news that the Store is now hitting over 7 million downloads a day. He says that the numbers ‘soared’ due to the tripling of downloads in India.
What was the last app you downloaded? Are you one of the 7 million?