6th April 2007Cairo, Egypt – ITWorx the largest software professional services in Egypt has won the Gadget Cup at the Microsoft Middle East Developers Conference (MDC) recently held in Cairo, Egypt.

The ITWorx Prayer Time Gadget which won Best Windows Vista Gadget award, is an application designed to alert users to the five Islamic Prayer times for the day. Since 1999, ITWorx had been working on the Prayer Time application and developing different versions that are compatible with different Microsoft platforms such as Outlook 97, 2000, 2002 and 2003. Within a week of the Microsoft Vista’s Gadget Cup launch, the ITWorx Prayer Time Gadget was compatible with the new platform.

MDC 2007 is the biggest developers’ conference of the year in the Middle East, and is a critical event for any developer who wants to see the newest as well as the latest in next-generation technology. The event gathers passionate technology developers, providing attendees with sessions and activities that educate them on current and upcoming Microsoft platforms.

“Our objective was to evaluate innovative and regionally relevant Microsoft Windows Vista compatible gadgets,” explains Ahmed Adel, Developer and Platforms Manager Microsoft Egypt. “After comparing the participating entries at the Microsoft Middle East Developers conference, the ITWorx Prayer Times Gadget was our No. 1 choice. The advanced components within the Gadget addressed our criteria precisely, as well as adding significant value to the end-user.”

The ITWorx Prayer Time Gadget was recognized for its high standards, ease of use and refined design. Its second by second countdown timer indicating the next prayer time keeps the user alert in an exciting, visually stunning and time conscious way.

“We’re pleased to have such a close partnership with Microsoft. We’ve been participating in Microsoft Developers Conferences for years now, and this year we were very enthusiastic about the Gadget Cup competition,” said Hafez Hamdy, Sales Manager, Middle East & Africa, ITWorx. “This competition rewards quality software development on Microsoft Windows Vista platform. Our Prayer Time gadget won this year’s award because it was built with quality, but also with so much passion. We’re so happy we won this one.”

The Prayer Times Vista Gadget calculates prayer times using user-extensible location and time zones information to in order to provide accurate prayer-schedules all over the world. Its sleek graphic design and compelling countdown timer makes the gadget an attractive and gripping feature on users’ Windows Vista desktops.

To download the Prayer Times Vista Gadget from the internet free of charge please visit:



About ITWorx

ITWorx is the largest software professional services firm in Egypt. The company offers Portals, Business Intelligence, SOA and Application Development Outsourcing services to Global 2000 companies. ITWorx serves Financial Service firms, Educational institutions, Telecommunication operators and ISVs in North America, Europe and the Middle East. For further information please visit www.itworx.com

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Dalia Kamel

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