CareZone: A New Mobile Check-In Service For Social Good

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Online services that push us to check-in and share the places we’re at, what we’re doing, what we’re eating, what we’re watching and pretty much every other daily activity we could possibly be engaged in are all around us these days, urging us to over-share our every single move with the world, in many cases [...]

Arab Mobile Advertising Startup Noqoush Raises $3 Million

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Noqoush Mobile Media Group, an Arab mobile advertising and mobile media monetization startup, announced concluding its first 3 million dollar investment round a couple of weeks ago. In a press release, the company stated that a group of Arab and Foreign angel investors invested in its technical capabilities and future visions aiming at developing a [...]

Restaurant Review Service Qaym Releases Arabic iPhone App

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Qaym, the Arab website for user generated restaurant and coffee shop reviews, that was previously reviewed here, and recently received an investment from N2V, is announcing the launch of their iPhone application. The online service enables users to rate and review restaurants and coffee shops, in addition to uploading pictures of them and their food [...]

Yalla Apps: Microsoft’s MEA Windows Phone 7 Developer Portal

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Microsoft announced the launch of “Yalla Apps“, a regional Windows Phone 7 developer portal that Microsoft hopes will serve as an accelerator for the creation, availability and submission of local Windows Phone 7 applications from the developer community across the Middle East and Africa region (MEA), in addition to enabling them to be part of [...]

Du Launches Anayou A Central Social Platform For The Arab World

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Du, UAE’s second mobile operator, has just launched a new big online project branded Anayou, which seemingly aims to position itself as a central destination for users. Some are describing it as a social networking service, and even though that’s the biggest piece of it, there are other pieces to this puzzle that Du seems [...]

Free Booths For Startups At TiE GITEX 2010 Start-up Showcase

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Dubai’s yearly GITEX Technology Week is just around the corner, taking place from October 17th to 21st in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Plans for this year’s event are even bigger than previous years, and include a new really interesting track titled ‘GITEX Mobile Apps & Content World‘, which is focused on the [...]

Yamli Transliteration Application Launched For iPhone And iPad

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Yamli, the startup that specializes in smart transliteration technologies for the Arabic Web, just unveiled its new official iOS application for the iPhone and the iPad, bringing their technology to their users while on the move on their mobile phones and tablets. The app is priced at $2.99, works mostly offline, and is pretty straight-forward in how [...]

Jeddah Food, The Online Restaurant Guide Launches iPhone App

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Jeddah Food, the English language online restaurant guide to restaurants in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, recently announced the launch of their new iPhone mobile application. The application enables visitors to Jeddah, as well as locals, quickly find restaurants around the city, based on your current location, while on the go. It provides a search functionality to look [...]

Mdinar, A Tunisian Mobile Payment & M-Wallet Service

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Mdinar is a new mobile payment and m-wallet service that was recently launched in beta in Tunisia through a partnership between the BIAT Bank (Banque Internationale Arabe de Tunisie), Tunisiana (Mobile phone operator), ENDA (a microfinance institution) and Viamobile (a service provider); powered by Creova’s mobile payment technology. The Mdinar service offers P2P, top-up, and [...]

AppsArabia, An Arabic Mobile Applications Development Fund

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Abu Dhabi’s twofour54 has recently announced it will be launching a new investment fund called ‘AppsArabia‘, which promotes and supports mobile app development throughout the Middle East and North Africa using the Software Development Kits (SDKs) of all the major mobile and online platforms (e.g. Android (Google), iPhone OS (Apple), BlackBerry, Facebook, OpenSocial and Ovi (Nokia)). [...]

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