The Pearl-Qatar launches mobile apps
Doha, September 28, 2013
The Pearl-Qatar, an Island development off the coast of Doha’s West Bay, has officially launched a mobile application allowing users of all types of smartphones to conveniently access a variety of exclusive digital services at The Pearl-Qatar.
The application acts as a personal shopping assistant and visit planning gateway for The Pearl-Qatar, enabling users to locate and find stores and buildings, to ascertain opening hours, directions and contact information as well as to navigate the Island while they are there, said a statement from its developers United Development Company (UDC).
Stores, restaurants and cafes are listed by category as well as alphabetically with real time updates on special retail deals, offers and the possibility to make restaurant reservations through the incorporated mobile reservation tool.
Additional features include a listing of The Pearl-Qatar’s calendar of events, activities and entertainment venues, and an interactive map showing all locations with the option of seeking directions and live guidance from one point to another, the UDC statement said.
Location services are either displayed on an easy to read 3D interactive map or through the new technique of “augmented reality” which allows users to identify labels for all restaurants, outlets, and entertainment locations at The Pearl-Qatar in real-time by holding up their smartphone’s built-in camera, it added.
“The development of a one-stop-shop mobile application fulfills UDC’s vision for The Pearl-Qatar, being a smart Island in all aspects of its infrastructure and services,” remarked Ebrahim Al-Sulaiti, the chief executive officer of United Development Company.
"The application titled “The Pearl Qatar” can be downloaded on App Store and Google Play, for smartphones using the Android or iOS mobile operating systems," he added.-TradeArabia News Service