Ayna Adds Satellite Imagery To Mobile Version Of Ayna Maps

Friday, June 19th, 2009

As promised when they first launched the mobile version of their mapping service, Ayna.com has gone on and launched a satellite imagery feature for this mobile version, allowing users to see a high-resolution aerial snapshot of the location they are looking for. Users of the service can now enter any address in the Middle East [...]

Ayna Launches Free Mobile Mapping Service For The Arab World

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

After launching their online mapping service last year, Ayna has gone on and launched the first locally produced Arabic and English mobile mapping service as promised. The application, unveiled this month, uses GPS technology on the latest-generation mobile phones to give directions and maps to points of interest from the user’s location. According to Mazen Halawi, [...]

Qatar Navigator To Create Automated Map Of Qatar

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Qatar Navigator, a local startup company, has been awarded QR 1.6 million ($440,000) by Qatar’s Science and Technology Park (QSTP) to develop an automated map of the country. Roads and landmarks will be surveyed and digitized with a video camera that can simultaneously capture images and GPS coordinates. Students from Qatar University will assist with [...]

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 [...]

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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