14 Unspoken Rules of Ride Hailing Apps That Every Egyptian Needs to Follow

14 Unspoken Rules of Ride Hailing Apps That Every Egyptian Needs to Follow

by Ghaly Shafik

I’ve been using ride hailing apps – Uber, Careem and Ousta – ever since they’ve launched their services in Egypt. I think I became an expert. Below are a few tips:     Always make sure you place the pin on the exact pick up location. Don’t request a ride while you’re on the toilet […]

We Sat Down with Swvl and Talked Transportation, Vision, and Their Million Dollar Deal

We Sat Down with Swvl and Talked Transportation, Vision, and Their Million Dollar Deal

With public transportation being the problem that it is, Egyptians have either turned to services that offer them forms of private transportation, or they have just bought cars. This former option has become increasingly popular, given the popularity of the internet, and the consequent development of applications that support private forms of transportation: namely Uber […]

Number One Downloaded App. ‘Sarahah’ Is Used for Cyberbullying

Number One Downloaded App. ‘Sarahah’ Is Used for Cyberbullying

The then website Sarahah was extremely popular among Egyptian Facebook users, just this last winter. Indeed, it became extremely common to find your timeline saturated with notifications updates, indicating that your Facebook friends have placed a link to the website on their profiles. Your friends would match the update with some sort of status update, […]

Storeleaks: The App That Will Change Dubai’s Eid Shopping Game

Storeleaks: The App That Will Change Dubai’s Eid Shopping Game

by Farah Andil

Whether you follow the latest fashion trends or you drag your feet every six months to buy a new pair of jeans, shopping is essential whether you’re a shopaholic or not. However, it requires a lot of time and energy to find the perfect item, especially during Eid when every store is crowded with shoppers […]

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 […]

Meet the Halal Tinder: Sila Match

Meet the Halal Tinder: Sila Match

Arabs love to get on every single trend there is, and personalize it to suit their needs. Sila Match, a new Android application, has just released a YouTube advertisement to commemorate the launch of this app.     As made clear by the advertisement, the app markets itself as – we kid you not – […]