Ayna launches beta eMap Service
Beirut, August 4, 2008
Ayna Corporation has launched a beta version of Ayna Maps, a service that provides interactive maps of places and businesses for all major Arab capitals in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.
Said to be the first Arabic search engine in the region, Ayna, aims to provide the best informational services to the region with its new street level map service covering 26 cities in 17 countries and presented in Arabic and English, said a statement.
Ayna maps is being launched as part of its Idrissi ’Rabat Release’ and will provide street level detailed mapping that is not available through any other online service, said a company official.
’With the launch of Ayna Maps, businesses and individuals will be able to easily locate and add points of interest. As of the launch, Ayna Maps are preloaded with over fifty thousand searchable points of interest available in Arabic, English and French to meet the needs of local audiences,’ noted Ayna CEO Adonis El Fakih.
Real-estate, banks, retails stores, hotels and tourism services will greatly benefit from Ayna Maps by marking their point of interest on a map to guide their customers to their physical location, he added.
In addition to this, Ayna makes it easy to embed the marked map in any web site along with contact details, such as name, address, phone, email, and a descriptive summary.
Its future releases include providing routing and directions, updating map data, and publishing submitted points of interest for businesses in the region. A mobile version of the map service will also be available soon, he added.-TradeArabia News Service