eMapia Location Based Marketplace Launches Full Screen Mode

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

eMapia, the location based marketplace, which was previously reviewed here, and that integrates Google Maps technology to enable sellers (businesses or individuals) to add their items and link them to specific locations on the map, where they are available for sale (shop or person’s home), recently launched the possibility to view the site in Full Screen mode. [...]

FindWhere Expands Presence In MENA’s GPS Market

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

FindWhere, a pioneer and global leader of real-time GPS location tracking, announced a few days ago that its website is now fully available in Arabic at www.findwhere-me.com. The new website arrives on the heels of FindWhere’s recently announced joint venture with Dubai-based I2TC. The partnership creates the Middle East’s leading location-based service provider. FindWhere’s expanding [...]

eMapia Location Based Marketplace Launched

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

A couple of days ago at the Swalif Think Day event in Dubai (UAE), a new interesting online service was launched, which is eMapia; brought to us by the same people behind Darrb, the community powered shipping and delivery service, previously reviewed here; eMapia aims to be a usable location based marketplace. eMapia hopes to [...]

Ayna Launches Beta Of Online Map Service for the Middle East & North Africa

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

A few days ago, Arab search engine Ayna launched a beta version of Ayna Maps, a service that provides interactive maps of places and businesses for all major Arab capitals in the Middle East and North Africa region. Ayna is one of the first Arabic search engines in the region, and now aims to grow [...]

WeNear, Location Based Services Framework

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

WeNear is a new framework for location based services, which aims to help connect users with their interests. With the widespread use of mobile phones and other mobile devices in the Arab world, weNear comes to enrich the mobile experience even more, beyond just making phone calls and sending sms messages, by providing a platform [...]

Places.ae Dubai Location Based Directory Goes Mobile

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Places.ae, the Dubai location based directory, previously reviewed here, have taken their service one step further, officially launching the mobile version of their service at http://m.places.ae The mobile version has been under development and test for a while now, and now that BlackBerry support has been integrated into it, it has been launched officially. This [...]

weNear Launch Location Based Applications Competition

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

weNear, a mobile platform for location-based services and applications, developed by Egyptian company eSpace, just launched a location based applications competition today, which is open to students of The Computer Science Department at Alexandria University, Egypt. The competition consists in building interesting location based applications using the weNear API. It starts today, July 1st, and [...]

Places.ae Release Places Answering Machine (PAM)

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Places.ae, the cool Dubai location based directory, previously reviewed here, have released a new interesting feature called “Places Answering Machine (PAM)”, which acts as an interface for Places.ae with other communication channels on the internet, thereby enabling users to ask Places.ae for places directly through these channels without having to visit the website. They’ve currently [...]

Places.ae, Dubai’s Location Based Directory

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Places.ae is one of those simple, small, but very useful services that we really wish we had more of all around the Arab world. In short, and using their own words which I think say it best, places.ae is a location based directory for Dubai. Integrating Google Maps, the website helps you find, positioned on [...]

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