Restaurant Review Service Qaym Releases New Version

| Mar 24, 2009 | comment 4 Comments

QaymQaym, the Arab website for user generated restaurant and coffee shop reviews, that was previously reviewed here, recently celebrated the launch of it’s new redesigned interface and additional features.

Qaym is an online project through which users rate and review restaurants and coffee shops, in addition to uploading pictures of them and their food items, discussing their positives and negatives and posting relevant information about them.

Each restaurant has its own page that contains information about it (including location, branches, type of offered food, etc.) and reviews of the people who visited it and tried its food, which can range from enthusiastic delight to obvious disappointment. There’s a gauge in each page showing the average user rating of the restaurant.

The new version includes a re-branding for the service, introducing a new logo, and a new more simplistic and organized design for the homepage, as well as some other design tweaks for the inside pages.

An important new feature that has been introduced is the ability to pinpoint the location of a restaurant and its different branches on a map; to make it easier for people to find them. This is done through the integration of Google Maps.

Other than that the site’s rating system has been enhanced and extended to allow users to rate each other’s reviews, posts and photos.

The site currently focuses on food and drink establishments, and intends to expand so that the community can rate and review any charged service or product, ultimately aiming to provide an honest, user- and consumer-driven community in which people’s real experiences are shared and published so that they can be the basis of people’s decisions to buy or use a product or service, instead of attractive advertisements and ubiquitous billboards.

  • mahmud

    Something like this might be of benefit to the Arab diaspora in the West more than those back home, IMO. With some marketing budget they can launch an intensive local ad campaign introduce the Arab world to online reviews of local shops and services.

    I wish them well.

    Salaam!

  • mahmud

    Something like this might be of benefit to the Arab diaspora in the West more than those back home, IMO. With some marketing budget they can launch an intensive local ad campaign introduce the Arab world to online reviews of local shops and services.

    I wish them well.

    Salaam!

  • http://www.yamli.com Habib

    Love the new design, congrats to the team behind it !

  • http://www.yamli.com Habib

    Love the new design, congrats to the team behind it !

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