A new Hajj smartphone App for use during the annual pilgrimage season has been launched by Arab News newspaper.
The free app, available for download on iOS and Android devices via the App Store and Google Play, has multiple features for use by pilgrims for the upcoming Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca. Features include an optional ‘pilgrim tracker’ function that enables pilgrims to share their location and allow their families to track them in real time.
Safety features include an emergency call number and list of all embassies and important service providers during Hajj in addition to a live broadcast service;
The app is endorsed by the Mecca-based Muslim World League.