ITWorx Prayer Times Gadget wins first place in the Microsoft MDC 2007 Gadget Cup!
Posted by archworx on February 11, 2007
Wednesday 7th February 2007, Cairo. The ITWorx Prayer Times Gadget which took part in the Windows Vista Gadget Cup organized as part of the proceedings of the Microsoft Middle East Developers Conference 2007 won first place amongst all participating gadgets.
The Gadget was competing alongside several industry heavyweights. ITWorx won first place with resounding cheers from the crowd!
The Gadget was built upon years of effort and dedication that several individuals in ITWorx had contributed to in order to build the original Prayer Times calculation engine and Outlook plug-in. The Vista Gadget itself was developed by the Technical Architecture Team.
The Gadget’s compelling elegance was due to its modern design devised by Karim Saady & the ingeniously clever features crammed into very compact screen real-estate by Ahmed Fathalla & Youssef Shahin. It featured a second-by-second count down timer to the next prayer; constantly keeping the user alert in an incredibly exciting, visually stunning and time conscious way.
Mahmoud El-Zayet speaking on behalf of Youssef Shahin and other members of the TA Team, addressed the crowd, amidst raucous cheering, saying that ITWorx chose this gadget idea to help Vista users be mindful of prayer times in an increasingly busy schedule and lifestyle that is getting more relentlessly demanding every day. As soon as he finished, the audience went wild with emphatic applause!
The Gadget itself will be made available for public download right here on this blog very soon – so please stay tuned!
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