Dubai based start-up, Hajjnet, has launched the regions’ first smartphone app dedicated to supporting millions during the Hajj pilgrimage. With key features that can run without a live Internet connection, it offers today’s pilgrims the real-time, location and process based support required to allow them to be more focused on the spiritual aspects of Hajj, avoid possible pitfalls and make the experience more safe and personal. The app provides guidance in every step and in real-time. Features include prompting pilgrims to read or hear the appropriate prayers at the right time and place; counting the number of circuits made around the Kaaba; and full camera, map & Social Media integration.
The mapping features of HajjSalam are extremely important to pilgrims with key locations beautifully plotted on the app’s map, which is equipped with full GPS functionality. HajjSalam has a special feature that allows them to tag their tent in the app’s map to easily find that specific tent when returning to Mina, which is the largest temporary city in the world, and the site where millions of pilgrims stay for two of the five nights. Today’s pilgrims can now see where they are in relation to the key landmarks and routes and also know what’s around them and even find the nearest mosque or hospital on the app’s map.
HajjSalam is available for a limited time as a free download on the iPhone, and soon on Android. It can be found at here.