Flagship Projects bags Arab eContent Award at Bahraini IT Expo 2011

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Published May 23rd, 2011 - 10:09 GMT
Shadi Hasan, CEO of Flagship Projects, receiving the award from Shaikh Mohammed Bin Mubarak Al Khalifa
Shadi Hasan, CEO of Flagship Projects, receiving the award from Shaikh Mohammed Bin Mubarak Al Khalifa

Flagship Projects, the leading mobile phone applications developer in the Middle East has been awarded the Arab eContent Award for 2011 at Bahrain IT Expo being held recently. 

The eGovernment Authority, the official sponsor for the award, at the Bahrain IT Expo 2011 Opening Ceremony, announced the Arab eContent Award 2011 winners at Gulf Hotel, Kingdom of Bahrain. 

This award ceremony was held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed Bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information Technology and Communications. 

The award was received from His Highness Shaikh Mohammed Bin Mubarak Al Khalifa by Shadi Hasan, the CEO of Flagship Projects. 

Accepting the award, Hasan urged young ICT professionals to enter the app development business and build their profile to counter the rising number professionals working in this industry internationally. He added: “Arabic content constitutes less than 5% of the overall eContent. This clearly underlines the need to work harder to increase the web resources in the Arabic language.” 

Hasan added: “What we thought was very difficult two years is now being achieved as far as the advancement in Arab applications in smart mobile phones is concerned. Mobile applications are becoming a crucial part of our day to day lives in all walks of life. A huge push to the popularity of the mobile Apps in the Arab world has been given by creative developers who are defying the entire world by creating everyday creative apps hailed by global mobile apps players.” 

“Operators have a role to play so that Arab mobile apps will be more popular in the GCC and Levant regions which will help in increasing the percentage of electronic Arab content in the cyberspace and mobile phones at the same time with the big convergence going on between the two,” Hasan said. 

Hasan added: “Flagship is doing its part in this regard as an Arabic company working in the digital arena. We have launched 'Rufoof,' a revolutionary bookstore application that targets the Arab audiences covering various sectors. A major update on this world-class application is due to be unveiled soon.” 

Rufoof is one of the prominent Arabic apps on the app store, which gives an amazing reading experience for Arabic content. 

Flagship commands 30% of the professional mobile applications in the UAE market, and is poised to increase this remarkable share in coming years. 

Bahrain IT Expo provides an opportunity for Gulf companies to display and demonstrate their activities and services that attract the interest of both the private and public sectors. 

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