DWTC and LINK launch Windows 8 app

Tool provides show visitors with an easy navigation path through different parts of GITEX

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DWTC and LINK launch Windows 8 app LINK has developed a Windows 8 GITEX app.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 15, 2012

Microsoft, LINK Development and The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) have collaborated to launch a Windows 8 app for GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK.

The app, which is available ahead of the official launch of Windows 8 at the end of October, has been created by software developers LINK Development, gives visitors to the show a sneak preview of the apps for the forthcoming operating system.

The app provides show visitors with an easy navigation path through different parts of GITEX, including in-depth information on in-depth prior information more than 3,500 individual exhibitors from 77 countries and their products and services. Additionally, the visitors will have access to the agenda of the conferences and events throughout the week.

The app builds on DWTC’s GITEX application offerings, which include apps for various smartphones including Blackberry, iPhone and Android.

Tarek El Araby, LINK development’s commercial director, comments: “It is not a surprise that the Dubai World Trade Centre decided to adopt one of the hottest ICT trends when it chose to offer a Windows 8 app to its visitors and exhibitors this year, giving them an even better overall experience. For more than 31 years of the life of the show, GITEX has maintained its position as the industry’s trend setting authority. Its organisers kept it on the high priority annual agenda of major international and regional ICT companies through continuous improvements and innovation. The Windows 8 mobile app is yet another world premier for the show.” Michael Mansour, developer and platform evangelism lead at Microsoft Gulf, adds: “Microsoft is thrilled to be launching the GITEX Windows 8 App in collaboration with LINK Development and DWTC. We are keen to provide GITEX visitors with an enhanced experience through the use of Window 8 technology. We are excited about showcasing the seamless functionality of Windows 8 and the integrated experience all of which comes to life in this app.”

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