OpenSooq app gets over 2m downloads

Company's mobile app becomes most downloaded classified app in MENA region

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OpenSooq app gets over 2m downloads Salamin: "The explosive growth in mobile Internet within the region will reshape the Arabic classifieds market."
By  Helen Gaskell Published  November 10, 2014

Arabic online open market site, OpenSooq has announced that its mobile application has surpassed two million downloads within the first year of launching, making it the largest mobile classifieds application in the MENA region.

Part of iMENA Group, OpenSooq released its free mobile app on iOS and Android in October 2013 and according to Google Play stats, already has more downloads than its competitors combined (Nasper's backed Dubizzle, Rocket Internet's backed Lamudi and Avito in Morocco).

Adey Salamin, iMENA's founder and CEO said in a statement: "The explosive growth in mobile Internet within the region will reshape the Arabic classifieds market. It is exciting to help drive OpenSooq to scale to new heights while leveraging our understanding of the local and regional markets. Surpassing two million mobile application downloads plus achieving a growth of over 20 times in our mobile site traffic this year is only the beginning while we continue to innovate our product offerings to enable users to sell and buy for free."

OpenSooq allows sellers to offer their products and services online with no intermediaries, while buyers can browse thousands of goods, products, and services covering various categories including real estate, automotive, electronics, furniture, jobs, and more.

The app gives users the same functionality as the website, allowing users to browse and post their ads to buy, sell, or rent all types of products and services, in addition to posting and applying for job vacancies.

"People in the region need an easy way to buy and sell from each other online, and OpenSooq has been at the forefront of this demand - connecting millions of users directly with each other and allowing them to transact a wide range of products and services online for free." Said Salah Sharef founder of OpenSooq.

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