Mobily launches Arabic mobile content project

Mobily Developers Forum to encourage developers of Arabic mobile content

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Mobily launches Arabic mobile content project The project aims to drive Arabic content generation across a range of mobile platforms. (Getty Images)
By  Mark Sutton Published  October 11, 2010

Mobily has announced a project to support developers of Arabic mobile content.

The project, called the Mobily Developers Forum, aims to create a resource for developers who are creating Arabic-language applications, to encourage the growth of localised content.

Membership of the MDF will be open to professional and hobbyist developers, as well as software companies, with a focus on smartphones on a range of platforms and operating systems, including Apple, BlackBerry, Google Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian.

Mobily says that the project homepage will host resources for developers, and that the company will also be offering incentives for developers. Mobily will also host the best applications on its own page on the Apple Store, and publicize the best Arabic apps as well.

Khalid Bin Omar Al Kaf, CEO of Mobily, said that the aim was to make the MDF into the cornerstone of the world’s largest Arabic content and app website, and to create innovative, valuable services for mobile users.

Mobily recently became the first Arabian mobile operator to launch an iPhone app designed specifically for customers.

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