The Latest Google Feature Will Make Life Easier for Muslims Everywhere

The Latest Google Feature Will Make Life Easier for Muslims Everywhere

  Muslims, rejoice! Google has just announced a new web service that will help users find the right direction of the qibla using augmented reality. The Qibla Finder is accessible through mobile browsers, enabling anyone to use the service regardless of their mobile’s model.     The web app uses augmented reality technology to draw a clear […]

Elves: You Don’t Need to Do Anything More Because This App Will Do It for You

Elves: You Don’t Need to Do Anything More Because This App Will Do It for You

We Egyptians are many things, but one thing we aren’t is being punctual. It’s not our fault, we’re just programmed to be very, very lazy; it’s just who we are. Which is why it put a smile on our faces when we found out about Elves.     Think of Elves as your very own […]

Emaar Misr Takes Luxury to the next Level with Their Mobile Application

Emaar Misr Takes Luxury to the next Level with Their Mobile Application

Upholding its reputation as one of the region’s largest and most progressive property developers, Emaar Egypt doesn’t need any introduction.   With Uptown Cairo in the heart of Cairo, Mivida in New Cairo and Marassi in Sahel, you’d think they would slow it down just a bit. But no, Emaar Egypt  just decided to take […]

Tibba Allows UAE to Trade Skills Not Bills

Tibba Allows UAE to Trade Skills Not Bills

  We know your mom believes that your expansive knowledge of zodiac signs would never amount to any good and is completely useless, but it soon will come handy and profitable! Tibba, an app that allows people to trade skills or knowledge – no matter how weird your mom might think it is – for […]

uDrive Dubai: You Don’t Need to Own a Car to Drive One

uDrive Dubai: You Don’t Need to Own a Car to Drive One

  Are you sick and tired of taxis, Uber and Careem? Do you just want to drive your own damn car but don’t actually have one? Well, there’s an app for that. We’re not even joking, a new app called uDrive gives its users a chance to rent cars in Dubai for 50 fils per minute. Users […]

ISIS Has Its Own Messaging App Called ‘Alrawi’

ISIS Has Its Own Messaging App Called ‘Alrawi’

By Sarah Sockar

It is no surprise that the Islamic State, most commonly known as ISIS, always goes a step too far and they are now using a new weapon: a secure smartphone app. After being kicked off WhatsApp, Telegram and other similar messengers, ISIS started using a new Android encrypted app named “Alrawi,” which makes it more difficult for […]

Easy Taxi Launches Pay-By-Card Option in Egypt

Easy Taxi Launches Pay-By-Card Option in Egypt

Easy Taxi, one of the world’s leading mobile taxi hailing apps, has expanded throughout Cairo, connecting passengers with drivers that are tracked via any smartphone. Riders have been accustomed to paying in cash, but recently, Easy Taxi launched the option to pay by credit and debit cards at the end of the ride in partnership […]

Careem Cruises to Alexandria

Careem Cruises to Alexandria

  Careem, the disruptive mobile-app car service, has officially made its debut in Alexandria. After running a successful beta week in Alexandria, Careem has announced that they will be providing their services to folks in Egypt’s gorgeous city on the Mediterranean. And to celebrate, they’re offering first-time users in Alexandria AND Cairo a 50% discount valid […]

Hellofood Middle East Buys Otlob.com

Hellofood Middle East Buys Otlob.com

Online food ordering marketplace Hellofood Middle East announced today that it has acquired Otlob.com, the number-one food ordering site in Egypt, from previous owner A15 for an undisclosed amount. “We have been deeply impressed with Otlob’s performance and scale for some time, and this acquisition will cement Otlob’s market-leading position in the massive Egyptian market,” […]

Q&A: Lebanese Fitness Guru and Total Badass Maya Nassar

Q&A: Lebanese Fitness Guru and Total Badass Maya Nassar

When people think of Arab women, typically a bodybuilding bikini model is not the first thing that pops into their head; but there’s a brave young woman stepping into the spotlight to inspire a movement of healthier lifestyle across the Middle East and challenging societal norms along the way. Lebanese nutritionist and athletic trainer Maya […]