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New smartphone app to help UAE residents renew necessary documents on time

Kode Blink’s Traffic Qatar app is in top ten on iTunes App store

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Dubai: Kode Blink Tech Apps, a start-up based in Bangalore, has developed a smartphone app towards implementing solutions to bring UAE residents and government closer.

“The free application – UAE One - lists all the important documents required to be renewed on time, and assists users to set reminders to start renewal process. The application is made simple and with elegant user interface to be used by a common man,” Shameel Abdullah, co-founder and CEO of Kode Blink Tech Apps, told Gulf News.

He said the firm works on solutions to bring governments and citizens closer, so that citizens can utilise government facilities better and governments can enforce laws with better participation from the people.

“We work on feedbacks from people, and with our expertise, provide solutions to add convenience powered by technology,” he said.

The firm’s previous app – Traffic Qatar - is in Top Ten on iTunes App store and has an average engagement of 60 users per hour.

The company has developed five apps on Google and Apple App stores and developed apps for several IT companies in India and Europe.

Traffic Qatar helps users find out the traffic violations committed by her or him. Just by entering the plate number will inform the users of number of tickets and the total fine.

Abdullah said the app has a huge market potential in the Middle East as vehicles are increasing annually and also the tickets issued by the police for traffic violations.

“We are testing the market and the product. With the success, we will expand this service to other countries,” he said.

So far, he said the responses have been good and there are more than 50,000 downloads due to the strong growth in smartphones.

“We are in talks with the Qatari government but it will take time to get a feedback. We pull the data from the public database of the traffic department’s website. All the apps are cloud based,” he said.

The company has invested Rs10 lakhs for its resources and is exploring various revenue models including generating revenues from per transactions.