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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!

Update: If you missed the URL in the comment below – here it is again:


10 Responses to “ITWorx Prayer Times Gadget wins first place in the Microsoft MDC 2007 Gadget Cup!”

  1. archworx said

    Now you can download the ITWorx Prayer Times Gadget for the Microsoft Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget online – it is available on the live gallery – check it out here:

  2. Masha Allah…

  3. Shaharban said

    Wow!! God Bless…Please let me know as soon as soon as it’s on the website for download…Thank You.

  4. Dr. Mohammad Kunhi said

    Islam wins!!!
    Masha Allah.

  5. shabeer said

    Masha Allah………

  6. Mashallah.

    Now if we can get the Outlook plug-in working for Outlook 2007, that would be amazing. I used to sync it to my mobile phone and it would be the perfect way to remind me and others of salat time.

    Jazakallah Khyrun.

  7. Ahmed Anis said

    Good job.

    By the way, I’m very looking forward to your Prayer Times plugin for Outlook 2007; currently Prayer Times 2003 cannot install on Outlook 2007.

    Congratulations once again.

  8. archworx said

    Good News for those looking for the Outlook 2007 plug-in – check this post:

  9. It will very useful for many people. Microsoft Gadget Cup did a good judgement for this.

  10. Website said


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