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Best Smart Hajj Apps in 2019 – RAQIB and Favorsense

January 16th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Best Smart Hajj Apps in 2019 – RAQIB and Favorsense”

What happens when you combined RAQIB and FAVORSENSE apps together during Hajj?

RAQIB Your Smart Hajj Companion


Now imagine, you are performing your pilgrimage for the first time either with your Country Hajj Authority or the Private Hajj/Umrah Travel Agencies. You are given a smartwatch called RAQIB that can monitor your most important assets i.e. health and security. Furthermore, RAQIB mobile apps allow both your Travel Agent Hajj Officers to monitor your condition and giving peace of mind to your family members back home.

And if you bring along your spouse, you are not going to get worried because you will always know their whereabouts even when you are separated. Any emergency can be alerted through RAQIB app and either the officers or you can find your spouse location if they get lost. If equipped with voice capability, the watch is able to make and receive calls too.

During the Hajj peak period when Millions stayed at Arafah, Mudzalifah, and Mina, you will encounter bigger problems because the white tents looked so alike. But fret not, RAQIB will be always there in case you need any help. Even when you are caught with the usual “Hajj Cough”, your vital signs can always be monitored using the Blood Pressure and ECG measurement.

FAVORSENSE to the Rescue!

During the long stay in Mecca, you might encounter many issues pertaining to the Hajj services of your country or private travel agents. You can use FAVORSENSE to make the report which will be escalated immediately to the right authorities. The mobile app allows you to take a photo, write a short description and it will automatically geo-tagged the photo or place of the incident and click “submit”. That rest of the process will be taken care of by the authorities and when the case has been attended and close, you will also be notified through the app.

A Better Pilgrim Engagement


Imagine if the Kingdom of Saudi uses FAVORSENSE for any complaints or issues or suggestions which can be crowdsourced via all the pilgrims around the world, it will make the Kingdom be more effective, responsive and transparent. The data can be used for the Kingdom to be 

RAQIB Latest Promotion – Basic, Standard and Premium Packages

December 25th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “RAQIB Latest Promotion – Basic, Standard and Premium Packages”

We have just launched the latest Promotional packages to cater for the upcoming Hajj 2019. At FAVORIOT, we believed that providing a Peace of Mind to the Pilgrims including their family members are the utmost important thing. With RAQIB, the pilgrims will be able to perform Hajj with peace (InsyaAllah).

As low as RM 400 (click here to purchase), you can get RAQIB to monitor your own health. However, if you want others to monitor your health and safety (location), you can subscribe to Standard and Premium packages.


Click HERE to purchase. Or send email to us for further inquiries –

RAQIB – The Hajj Tracker

September 11th, 2018 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “RAQIB – The Hajj Tracker”


The Purpose

It was during the Umrah pilgrimage in early February 2018, when I encountered an incident whereby the Officer-in-charge of the Umrah Travel Agency has issues of finding one missing Pilgrim. All of us are already on the bus preparing for one of our tours waiting for the rest of the pilgrims (we called Jemaah) to board the bus that morning.

The missing person is an old lady that travels with his son. They were separated when returning from the Masjidilharam Mosque after the Suboh prayers. The son thought her mother has already returned to the hotel but she was not there and she doesn’t carry any phone to make contact.

We told the son to stay put at the hotel and wait for her but he was so worried and would like to try to find her at the Mosque. That’s the dilemma whenever we faced such a situation of missing pilgrims because the Mosque is such a huge place with many floors and doors. We cautioned the son because she might return to the hotel room and see nobody’s there and will go out again to find her son. Chances of both of them to meet will be very slim.

However, to cut the story short, his mother returned to the hotel while the son is still in the room and all of us have the tour that morning despite waiting for about an hour for the case to settle.

Another incident occurred, when we stopped at Hudaibiyah for another tour. One of the tour members was left behind and nobody realized him until both buses were already 5 km away from the place we stopped. Thus, one of the buses has to make another trip to pick him up.

Solving the Problem

These are examples of missing pilgrims during a single trip and frequently happen to any Umrah trips. It’s a difficult task for the Mutawwifs of the Travel Agencies to continuously monitor their pilgrims. Umrah period is about 9 months in a year as compared to Hajj period of 2-3 months. Both have different sets of missing pilgrims problems. However, until today there’s no solution that is able to manage the pilgrims and monitoring their whereabouts.

After my return from Umrah, we have the mission to solve this missing pilgrim issues and help the Travel Agencies to manage their pilgrims in a systematic manner. Thus, we designed and develop Raqib solutions for Hajj and Umrah. In August 2018, we have Raqib users performed their Hajj and the family members have peace of mind when they can remotely monitor from the Raqib mobile app.

RAQIB Availability

RAQIB is now available in Malaysia. FAVORIOT has introduced the RAQIB Referral Program end of August 2018. Check out the RAQIB Resources for more details.

Raqib – Your Hajj and Umrah Companion

May 30th, 2018 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “Raqib – Your Hajj and Umrah Companion”


Raqib – Official Video


Raqib – Animated Video


Raqib – Features

RAQIB Availability

RAQIB is now available in Malaysia. FAVORIOT has introduced the RAQIB Referral Program end of August 2018. Check out the RAQIB Resources for more details.

Raqib Is The Companion You Need During Your Hajj & Umrah

May 24th, 2018 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “Raqib Is The Companion You Need During Your Hajj & Umrah”

Raqib will be one of the first IoT solutions for Hajj and Umrah developed by FAVORIOT, an IoT Startup from Malaysia.

Every year, more than 2.3 Million people will congregate to Mecca and perform their Hajj – most likely for the first time in their life. It’s expected during the 4-5 days of the peak period, pilgrims will travel from Mina to Arafah to Mudzalifah and Mina again, the place will be packed with almost 6 people per square kilometer.

In 2015 stampede tragedy, at least 1,621 people killed, as hundreds still reportedly remain missing. Iran says it had 465 pilgrims killed, while Egypt lost 182, Nigeria 168 and Indonesia 126. Others include India with 114, Pakistan with 100, Bangladesh with 92, Mali with 70, Senegal with 54, Benin with 51, Cameroon with 42, Morocco with 33, Ethiopia with 31, Sudan with 30, Algeria with 25, Ghana with 12, Chad with 11, Kenya with eight and Turkey with seven. Without proper identification, it’s very difficult to identify the victims.

For the first newcomer, this is a foreign place which can look very confusing with white tents all over the place and people wearing white robes for men and covered women. The Hajj authorities and Travel Agencies really had a hard time monitoring their own Jemaah.

There are two groups of lost people. The first consists of pilgrims that are lost temporarily and soon they find their families or go back to their own tour group. The second type consists of pilgrims that unable to return to their families because no one has come forward to search for them and these are handled by the police who take the necessary action.

Most people generally get lost between Asar and Isha prayers. About 40% of the total numbers of people lost are children. 35% are women and 25% are elderly people. Women easily get lost when they end up splitting up from their husbands or male relatives when going to pray in the women sections of the Grand Mosque. There are other factors such as overcrowding inside the Holy Mosque. Women generally get lost because stewards move them away from male prayer areas on to places designated for women. These women get separated from their families and end up losing their way .

Not many people that come from abroad are familiar with the Grand Mosque. Most cases that occur in the Grand Mosque tend to happen on the ground floor level. Very few people get lost outside in the courtyards. [Quoted from Arab News]

Raqib is the latest service from FAVORIOT to solve the problems pilgrims going to Mecca to perform their Hajj and Umrah. Problems such as missing pilgrims due to loss of direction in foreign places, people from all around the world with the danger of disease outbreaks, the complexity of managing a huge number of pilgrims, and the situation whereby cause anxiety to family members back home. Thus, Raqib provides a wearable device for pilgrims that can be monitored through mobile apps by their family members or through Pilgrim Monitoring System for the Hajj authorities or travel agencies


RAQIB Availability

RAQIB is now available in Malaysia. FAVORIOT has introduced the RAQIB Referral Program end of August 2018. Check out the RAQIB Resources for more details.


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