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Al Cinema App For Qatar

12 Jun 2014

This fab app helps you search for what films are on where, in Doha!

We love this app as we can't seem to find out correct information about films showing in Doha.

With a new version released in 2013, Al Cinema is an application designed to allow users to check movie listings, timings and reviews through their phones. You can search for movies by Cinema or genre, add your favourite movies to a list as well as access a “What’s on” section that provides brief news on movies. Additionally, the app includes a rating system for each movie based on users’ feedback. Since its launch in 2011, the application evolved into several versions, resulting in an incredibly high number of organic downloads, with the total sum recorded at 92, 500 (81,500 for iOS and 11,000 for Android).

Additionally, JustHere Qatar is an action-packed online news magazine also created by ADabisc. Setting itself a tough task of creating a community without borders, JustHere.Qa goes beyond the news and provides insights and analyses. It also provides a platform for healthy debate, cutting across differences. Content writers originate from different nationalities, bringing new and fresh perspectives to the online magazine. JustHere Qatar has gained a large fan base since its launch on April 2013, establishing itself as a medium to voice opinions, ideas and thoughts, particularly for young Qataris.

Commenting on the technological additions to the Qatari market, Luay Darwish, Managing Director at ADabisc said: “We are very pleased with the attention we received at the QITCOM exhibition in regards to our recent innovations. We knew from the start that Al Cinema and JustHere Qatar would be widely appreciated, as they are original concepts evolved to fulfill a much needed demand in the market. We at ADabisc believe in delivering deep content with unparalleled design aesthetics. Our in-house innovations are a reflection of what we bring to our clients in the country.”

ADabisc is an innovation company founded by Riad Makdessi and Luay Darwish in 2003. Beginning with only a team of four, the company has now expanded to a staff of nearly 100 persons of various professional and cultural backgrounds. It has seven units whose functions include branding, web and digital marketing services, TV & film production, print publishing and content management, public relations, event management, marketing strategy and client services. The company’s overall portfolio comprises work for some of the biggest brands in Qatar from a wide array of sectors such as government, commercial, entrepreneurial, hospitality, telecommunications and more.

So glad that Qatar companies are creating more localised creative apps!