Finalists chosen for ALECSO Arab Mobile App Awards
Awards program aims to promote Arab mobile apps industry and developer talent
Four mobile apps from the UAE have been selected for the finals of the second ALECSO Arab Mobile Applications Award.
The awards are being held in the UAE in November, and are being by the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO).
The awards program is held to encourage the development of a mobile software industry in the Arab world, and to develop creativity among young developers.
Over 1350 entrants were received from across the Arab world, with apps in the fields of education, culture, science and educational games.
The winners will be announced in November as part of the UAE Innovation Week.
HE Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director General, TRA, said: "The nomination of four Emirati applications to the final round of the competition confirms the established innovation culture in the country based on solid principles and rules in terms of efficiency and the value of the innovative projects submitted by organizations and individuals. Innovation through smart applications and harnessing technology to serve humanity's needs are in line with the TRA's goals and strategies. TRA's participation in the ALECSO Award serves our aim to establish the foundation for e-government at the federal level and attain our highest goal, that is, customers' happiness.
"The UAE's support of innovation is not limited within the country, but also beyond our borders as we look participate in regional and international innovation-related events. We aim to establish the UAE as a country known for innovation, generate new ideas, and gain experiences as well as engage in cultural exchange within the sector. The ALECSO Award is one of them as it conveys core of Arab innovation and other technology solutions in the Arab World," HE Al Mansoori added.