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Prayers Gadget

Islamic Prayer Times for PCs with Microsoft Windows 8 /
Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Mac OS X /
Linux / Google Chrome OS / Android Phones / Android Tablets /
Apple iPhone / Apple iPad / Apple iPod Touch / Windows Phone

Privacy Policy

Prayers Gadget can work completely offline. The developer does not collect nor store any of your information (sensitive or otherwise). Please note that if the user grants location permission to the App, the App uses Android's built-in LocationManager to figure out the location of the device and automatically set the city and country in the settings page, but does not collect nor transmit that information. Please refer to Google's documentation on Android LocationManager to understand how Google handles location information. Otherwise, if location permission is not granted, the App still works, but the user needs to manually configure their country and city information in the App’s settings page. If the user chooses to find mosques nearby, the App sends a search request for the keyword "mosques" to Google Maps or the default map provider on the device. Please see the documentation of Google Maps or your favorite maps App to see how your information is handled when you leave Prayers Gadget and use that App.

The permissions requested by Prayers Gadget Android App are explained below with the reason for each of them. You can disable the Location, File access from SD cards, Notifications and Reading the phone status if you like, as Prayers Gadget can work without them, but you will lose the functionally associated with such permissions:

- Location: precise location (GPS) and approximate location (network-based)
This is used to auto-detect your location when Prayers Gadget is first run, or when you click on the city name or when selecting the “auto-detect” command from the settings menu. If disabled, you need to set your location manually from the settings page. In addition, if you go to the Mosques page, the App will share the lcoation information with HERE maps to obtain map tiles and find mosques nearby. If no specific location is provided, the App will use the city center selected manually by the user to find nearby mosques.

- Internet: full network access
If the above location detection methods fail, Prayers Gadget will try (as a last resort) to detect your location utilizing the Internet. However, this technique might not be as accurate as using the Location service in your phone. Another time the Internet is access is when you check for a new version of the Gadget, and also to access maps tiles and find nearby mosques.

- Read the contents of your storage
This allows the user to assign a custom audio file from the phone storage for Duaa, Azan, Iqama and Alarm. It also allows the user to read a CSV file filled with custom prayer times, if the user wants that.

- Read phone status and identity
- Change your audio settings
This is used to check if the user is making a phone call when an Alarm or Azan goes off. Prayers Gadget automatically reduces the Alarm/Azan Volume if the user is on the phone to avoid annoying or hurting the user when his ear is so close to the phone.

- Run at startup
- Disable your screen lock
- Control vibration
All the above allow Prayers Gadget to sound the Alarm and Azan at the proper times, even if the phone is locked. The default settings do not sound any Alarm or Azan. The user has to enable those in the Settings page for Prayers Gadget to start sounding them.

- Prevent device from sleeping
When you start Prayers Gadget App the screen stays on. This allows you to put your phone/tablet on a stand in your home/office/local mosque to display Islamic prayer times and play Azan, without the screen turning off every minute or so.

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