Observing Ramadan with the Help of Smart Phones

The importance of technology globally hit a critical level with the invention and proliferation of cell phones. Innovative solutions to everyday inconveniences in countries with varying levels of development have propelled cell phones to become the device of choice for billions worldwide.

According to the International Telecommunications Union, “Total mobile‐cellular subscriptions reached almost 6 billion by end [of] 2011, corresponding to a global penetration of 86%.”

With the month of Ramadan beginning tomorrow, Gulf News took a look at the impact of smart phone applications for observers of the Islamic faith. See the chart below for a look at the different smart phone apps available to make following Ramadan traditions easier.