As more and more people look for smart, mobile and cost-free ways of accessing and using the information, a Dubai-based company has taken the lead in making our world further smart by announcing the launch of the UAE's first offline business directory for Smart phones, without an internet connection or even a mobile network.
Aboobacker A Kodath, Managing Director of the Offline Mobile Business Directory (OMBD) stated at the launching ceremony in Dubai that "Call UAE (www.call-uae.com) as an offline (Yellow Pages) is expected to bring about a meaningful difference to the way the information is accessed and the consumer buying behaviour gets influenced, especially with a whopping 17 million Mobile phone used and 12.4 million Smart Phone used in the UAE.”
Call UAE App is adaptable with all Smart Phones, and features over 400,000 listings and more than 5,000 search categories. While the search categories in the application include Emergency Services, Classifieds, Tourist Places, Entertainment, Company listings, Helpline, RTA Fine Enquiry, Dubai Metro Info,
Airlines, Currency and Gold Rates, to list a few. For those seeking Brand visibility and reach out to customers, a bouquet of marketing and promotion options are available including Banner Ads, Videos, Retail Promo Offers and Multiple Listing Facility.
Once downloaded using internet, it works without an internet (GPRS/3G) connection and in fact doesn't even need a network connection. It enables people to carry a yellow page on their phone free of cost.
OMBD has a vision to benefit the common man by leveraging technology the best possible way. Along with the business listings and contact information of essential services, the user- friendly app also provides the facility to dial directly as well as to locate the required destination with the help of a map which traces the route from the users' location to the desired destination.
"CALL UAE has been developed keeping in mind the typical customer's requirements. It provides end users more options than any traditional online or printed directory. It guarantees better accessibility, ease of use and offers hundreds of categories and thousands of listings as a one-time download,” explains Kodath.