August 15th, 2013
The Apple iOS application will now enable users to calculate prayer times and the prayer direction along their flight path on Apple iOS devices using Crescentrating.com’s web-based Air Travel Prayer Times calculator launched last year.
Based on the departure airport/time and arrival airport/time, the In-flight Prayer Calculator allows Muslim travelers the ability to calculate the prayer times and prayer direction along the flight path of their air journey.
The mobile application is designed as an air travel trip planner so that the users can organize the trips and flights according to the destination and access the prayer times and directions offline while in the air. It also includes a collection of Islamic travel dua(s) (supplications) in Arabic text and audio playback along with its English translation.
“After a year of trialing our web-based calculator, we are excited to release a beta version of the mobile app. There has been a lot of feedback on the calculator, and we have integrated those features into our mobile app. The mobile app will make it easier for Muslim travelers to use the calculator.” said Fazal Bahardeen, CEO of Crescentrating. “We are also planning to release the Android version and bring in new features in the next few months,” he added.
Since the launch last year of Crescentrating’s web-based Air Travel Prayer Time Calculator hosted on its website (www.crescentrating.com), it has been used to calculate prayer times for thousands of flights. With the mobile app's availability, users can now access prayer times and qiblah directions while in flight. Along with the feature that allows users to set reminders for the inflight Prayer times, it will be much easier for Muslim travelers to plan their prayers while in-flight.
The app also links information on prayer facilities and halal food availability at the departure and arrival airports. Crescentrating’s website includes Muslim traveler guides for hundreds of cities worldwide.
[UPDATE: The In-flight Prayer Time Calculator is now part of the feature on the HalalTrip mobile App on Android an iOS.]