Send a Prayer – Western Wall is getting more and more media attention. Some of our favorite pieces are:
- 09/27/09 New York Post: iPhone Jews heed God’s call
- 09/27/09 Huffington Post: Send a Prayer’ iPhone App Beams Prayer To Rabbis
- 09/29/09 BeliefNet: Send Your Prayers to the Western Wall Via iPhone
- 09/26/09 JewKey.com: New York, NY – iPhoning A Prayer to the Western Wall Just in Time for Yom Kippur
Thank you very much again for the coverage!
Organizations launch a campaign for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year Users can send prayers through the iPhone application “Send a Prayer – Western Wall”
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2009 — Munera announced today a partnership with Chabad.org to make the iPhone application Send a Prayer – Western Wall widely available. The application is expected to be extensively used in the run up to Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, to fill the Western Wall with personal prayers. The price of the application has been reduced to $0.99 in honor of this campaign and is being announced throughout Chabad.org’s network.
Users can compose prayers on their iPhone or iPod touch. Within 48 hours, the prayers will be printed out in Jerusalem and placed between the stones of the Western Wall. In addition, in keeping with the age-old Jewish practice to pray at the resting places of the righteous before Rosh Hashanah, users will now also be able to send their prayer to be placed at the resting place of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory.
The application will be available in English, French and Spanish.
“We are very excited about the partnership. The reach of Chabad.org in Jewish communities worldwide is just what we were hoping to find,” said Na’ama Moran, Founder of Munera. “Rosh Hashanah is the perfect opportunity to reach out and use our mobile technology to fill the Western Wall with prayers for peace.”
“When technology is utilized to span geographic space and connect people, we are then realizing the ultimate purpose of the energy latent in Creation,” noted Rabbi Meir Simcha Kogan, Managing Director of Chabad.org. “By connecting people with holy sites half a world away, this beautiful Munera app helps us all live on a higher, holier plane.”
THE WESTERN WALL:
The Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall or the Kotel in Hebrew, is located in Jerusalem and is Judaism’s holiest site. It is a remnant of the external wall of the Second Temple, which stood in Jerusalem between 349 BCE and 70 CE, when it was destroyed by the Romans. Millions of people from all over the world visit the Western Wall to pray for peace, prosperity and well-being. It is a centuries-old tradition for people to write notes of prayer and place them in the cracks between the Wall’s ancient stones.
THE REBBE’S OHEL:
The Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, considered one of the foremost spiritual leaders of the 20th century, was a selfless leader and lover of the Jewish People. As in his lifetime, when people would flock to the Rebbe for blessings and advice, people from all over the world visit his resting place, considered to be a place of great holiness, to beseech G-d and invoke G-d’s blessing for all matters personal and communal. People often describe their prayer experience there as cathartic and uplifting. Many who are unable to make it in person send letters by email or fax to be read or placed at the holy resting place.
The app is available today in the App Store for $0.99 and can be downloaded from http://itunes.com/apps/sendaprayer-westernwall
For more information about Send a Prayer, visit its site sendaprayer.wordpress.com or follow it on twitter http://twitter.com/sendaprayer.
Munera is a mobile application development company located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The company’s mission is to bring real world experiences to mobile devices. Launched during the summer of 2009, it currently focuses on the iPhone platform and is developing a portfolio of 7 diverse applications. Munera believes in the value of applications with high quality graphics and UI in mobile platforms.
Chabad.org, the premiere Jewish website, was hailed in a recent independent study as the “brand leader” of Jewish educational websites, receiving the most traffic by far of any of it peers, and singled out as the one that “consistently serves as an example of what a successful educational/informational Web presence can look like.”
Chabad.org’s mission is to utilize internet technology to unite Jews worldwide, empower them with knowledge of their 3,300 year-old tradition, and foster within them a deeper connection to Judaism’s rituals and faith.
The Chabad.org family of websites currently serves more than 11 million people a year.
Munera Public Relations
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We had people asking us if Gov. Crist started using the app. Thanks for your interest!
The answer is that we don´t know, but we think he hasn´t… yet! So far we got this answer:
Thank you for contacting Governor Charlie Crist.
Due to the volume of emails sent to the Governor, there may be a delay in responding to your email. Please know that the Governor’s office is making every effort to respond to your inquiry. […]
We also track the analytics of our app thanks to our friends from Flurry. Thanks to them we can see if anybody is using our app from Florida. One the right you have a recent usage map from Florida. We don’t have any new users from Tallahassee.
Also, the Governor might have used the app but not allowed the app access to its location. That would be possible but he would be missing one of our favorite features, seeing the prayer fly to Jerusalem from their location.
We’ll keep you posted!
Today, we sent an email to Florida Governor Charlie Crist with a code so that he could download our app. Governor Crist recently stated that he had put notes in the Western Wall to protect Florida from hurricanes.
His notes read
please protect our Florida from storms and other difficulties
The first time he personally put the note in during a 2007 trade mission to Israel. Last year, he gave the note to Sen. Nan Rich to be placed in the wall. This year he gave a note to a friend.
He can now send the prayers directly from his iPhone. We’ll pay attention to see if any prayer flies from Tallahassee to Jerusalem!
What do you think, will he use it?
- 08/10/09 TouchMyApps: Send your Prayers to the Western Wall by Way of the iPhone
- 08/07/09 iPhoneFootprint: Send A Prayer to the Western Wall using your iPhone
- 08/05/09 IntoMobile: Send a Prayer, the Western Wall allows iPhone users to send their prayers to Jerusalem
- 08/05/09 theJC.com: Munera Takes iPhone Users to Jerusalem with Send a Prayer, the Western Wall
Thank you very much for the coverage!
The new iPhone app allows users to send their prayers to the Western Wall
Palo Alto, CA August 3, 2009 — Munera, the iPhone application development company, announced the launch of Send a Prayer, the Western Wall. This app allows users to send their prayers to the Western Wall in Jerusalem through a unique and polished user interface.
Users can write prayers on their iPhone or iPod touch that will be printed out in Jerusalem and concealed between the stones of the Western Wall in less than 48 hours. The prayers will also be stored on the device and can be shared by email or twitter directly from the app. The app includes an interactive 3D globe where users can see their prayers fly to Jerusalem and a slideshow with scenes of the Western Wall.
“We are very excited with the end result. We believe we created an innovative interface that our users will truly enjoy,” said Pablo Paniagua, Director of Marketing of Munera. “We hope we can provide a meaningful experience for users that unfortunately can’t afford to travel to Jerusalem.”
The Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall or the Kotel in Hebrew, is located in Jerusalem and is one of the most significant spiritual sites in the world. It is the last remnant of the Second Temple, which stood in Jerusalem between 516 BCE and 70 CE, when it was destroyed by the Romans. Millions of people from all over the world gather at the Western Wall every day to pray for peace, prosperity and well-being. It is a centuries’ long tradition for people to write notes of prayer and place them between the ancient stones of the Wall.
The app is available today in the App Store for $1.99 and can be downloaded from http://itunes.com/apps/sendaprayer-thewesternwall
Munera is a mobile application development company located in the heart of Silicon Valley that translates real world experiences to mobile devices. Created during the summer of 2009, it currently focuses on the iPhone platform and is developing a portfolio of 6 diverse applications. Munera believes in the value of applications with high quality graphics and UI in mobile platforms.
Munera Public Relations
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