Singapore firm launches in-flight Muslim prayer app
(AFP) - A Singapore-based company has launched an iPhone app alerting Muslims when to pray and in which direction they should face even when they're 35,000 feet in the air.
Travellers input the flight details and are provided with prayer times during their journey, as well as the direction of the Muslim holy city of Mecca.
Crescentrating, a firm that gives "halal" or Islam-compliant ratings to hotels and other travel-related establishments, plans to make the free app, called Crescent Trips, available to Android smartphones within months, chief executive Fazal Bahardeen said.
The app also includes audio clips of prayers Muslims - required to pray five times daily at certain hours - recite when they travel.