Sunday , 23 September 2018

Apps

Dubai RTA launches Apple Pay feature in its app

Customers using iPhones can process payment of several fees in a quick and safe environment The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has launched Apple Pay feature enabling customers using iPhones to process the payment of several fees in a quick and safe environment via RTA Dubai app. The RTA has thus become one of the first government departments …

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Padmini Gupta on the app that aims to help improve the lives of low income workers in the UAE

In the latest of our Business For Good series highlighting the philanthropic work of business families, we speak to the founder of the Rise app aimed at improving the lot of the UAE’s domestic workers When an earthquake shook Nepal at noon on Saturday, April 25, 2015, it killed nearly 9,000 people and ruined the lives of more than eight …

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No connection: Online apps and social platforms struggle to establish bonds with UAE users – study

A new study has shown that mobile apps and online social platforms are “struggling” to create strong bonds with consumers in the United Arab Emirates, despite their widespread use. A survey of 1,000 UAE residents carried out by MBLM, a brand consultancy firm, said that last year apps and online social networks in general ranked lowly, coming 13th on a …

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Smartphone users buzzing after Saudi Arabia unblocks Internet calls

Saudi smartphone users were calling out with joy this week after the government lifted a ban on apps that allow video and voice services. Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah Al-Swaha earlier this month issued a directive to unblock calling apps that have met regulatory requirements, with users able to access them from Wednesday. The move will make the …

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UAE startup Yalla Pickup gets $270,000 in from The Box

‘Yalla Pickup’, a mobile application and web-based solution to order pickup trucks to move large consignments, has received a fresh lease of AED1 million in funding from its strategic partner ‘The Box’, provider of self-storage and transportation of goods services in the UAE. Catering to both businesses and individual customers, Yalla Pickup allows a smartphone, Android or iOS, or web …

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Careem set to launch in Palestine

Careem, a ride-hailing service in the Middle East and North Africa, will launch in Palestine on June 15, it announced on Tuesday. Starting in the city of Ramallah and expanding to more locations in the near future, Careem says it hopes to highlight the opportunity the Palestinian tech ecosystem provides to local businesses. Careem’s investment in Palestine falls in line …

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Marking a New Era In ‘The Customer & Innovation’ as Middle East Council Of Shopping Centres launches a Mobile App for RECon MENA 2016

RECon 2016 will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel DIFC, on October 30th – 31st & 1st of November Dubai – The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres develops an industry leading Mobile App for RECon MENA 2016; inspired by this years theme for the conference “The Customer & Innovation”;MECSC has produced a mobile APP offering convenience, efficiency and connectivity …

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Gartner Survey Reveals Enterprise Spending on Mobile App Development Remains Low

Mobile Accounts for Only 10 Percent of Overall Application Development Budgets. Forty-two percent of organizations expect to increase spending on mobile app development by an average of 31 percent in 2016, according to a recent survey by Gartner, Inc. Despite this, the average proportion of the overall application development budget allocated to mobile is only 10 percent, a 2 percent …

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‘UAE Smart Cloud’ project hosts ‘Khadamati’ smart app

Services provided by federal government entities now accessible via cloud computing services. UAE – The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has announced that ‘Khadamati,’ the one-stop-shop smart portal for federal entities seeking access to all types of government services, has become the first smart application to be hosted and made available through the UAE’s cloud computing project. Under ‘UAE Smart Cloud’, …

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New digital mobile experience for KSA millennials is a global first

‘Jawwy from STC ‘ will allow users to build, share and manage their plan in real time instead of buying traditional fixed plans, and leverage online and social media to offer customers a completely digital experience In response to the changing dynamics of the telecommunications industry and to cater to the unique demographics of the Saudi Arabian market, Saudi Telecommunications …

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