For a third year in a row, Vodafone Qatar in partnership with iLoveQatar.net have launched a popular website dedicated to all things Ramadan in Qatar at www.ramadan-mubarak.com.
The website has been designed to be beautiful, vibrant, easy to navigate and has some great features to help everyone in Qatar celebrate and appreciate the holy month of Ramadan. Most striking is the dynamic background of the website that changes depending on the time of the day, starting with a sunrise going through to sunset and ending with a twinkling night sky. When the background changes to a night sky and the moon appears, it indicates visually that it is time to break fast.
For those that want to access Ramadan-mubarak.com on their mobiles, the site has a specialised mobile version, which has all of the features of the full site. Users on smartphones can save a bookmark on their homescreen and launch the mobile site as an app.
New to the website this year are the Ramadan SMS packages that Vodafone customers can subscribe to receive daily prayers and verses from the Quran, audio, video clips. and health.
Another great service that’s been continued this year is recommended Ramadan applications for smart phones from Nokia, Android, BlackBerry and iPhone users to download to their phones. Apps include prayer timings, Qibla, and Athan alarm clocks.
Additionally, www.ramadan-mubarak.com has made it easy to find out prayer times with a calendar that can be downloaded to your phone or desktop, free SMS notifications, and online daily prayer times.
As Ramadan is a time when many people meet up to be together and socialise, www.ramadan-mubarak.com has a fantastic calendar of events that lists the places to go to for Iftar, Suhour, entertainment, and other fun activities. The list is updated on a daily basis and looks great on the mobile version of the site too.
"We wanted to bring Ramadan into the digital and always connected world, we wanted to enhance on what we had created last year and the natural evolution was to create a full-fledged mobile site. Ramadan-mubarak.com lists all the ways to get prayer times, give people a chance to find out what's happening for iftar and suhour, and also provide a useful guide to Ramadan. It's our way of saying Ramadan Mubarak to everyone in Qatar," said Khalifa Saleh Al Haroon, Head of Interactive & Innovation at Vodafone Qatar.
For those that want to send their family and friends best wishes for Ramadan, the site also has digital Greeting cards that have been especially designed for Ramadan and include colourful lanterns and a silhouette of the canon. What’s more, the beautiful images from the e-cards can be saved in MMS format so that users can transfer them to their mobile to send them by mobile.
And for those that want to learn more about Ramadan, www.ramadan-mubarak.com also has a quick guide which includes tips on eating, drinking, smoking, dress code and special considerations.
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