Thursday, December 10, 2009

Traveling? Can't Find a Menorah? If You Have an iPhone, Light Up with Mobile Menorah

Are you on the road during Chanukah? Can't find your menorah? Are you in a non-smoking room in a hotel where you can't light candles? If you have an iPhone, you're in luck.  Among the thousands of applications (apps) available for the iPhone are a growing number of Jewish apps for Hanukkah and other Jewish holidays.

Here's one called Mobile Menorah, which you can download to your iPhone or iPod Touch for 99 cents.

There's a competing app called iMenorah ($2.95), which is demonstrated by its developers in the video below.

A bigger selection of Jewish iPhone and iPod Touch apps, can be found at The Apple Blog, including:

Kosher ($4.99) - Reviews and kashrut of restaurants
Kosher Cookbook ($4.99)
Kosher Me ($6.99) - All common Jewish prayers translated, transliterated, and sounded out.
iBlessing (99 cents) - All food-related blessings in Hebrew and English.
Siddur ($9.99) and Siddur Lite (99 cents) - The WHOLE Siddur.
Synagogue (99 cents) - Uses your GPS coordinates to find the nearest synagogue.