Indosat holds mobile innovations event
Doha, February 10, 2013
Indosat, part of the Qtel Group, recently held a special exhibition of new mobile innovations in Jakarta, showcasing a range of applications and new devices designed to enrich the lives of customers.
The event was attended by a delegation from Qtel Group that included Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, Qtel Group chairman, and Dr Nasser Marafih, Qtel Group CEO, a statement from the company said.
At Digital Innovation Day, Indosat and its mobile application incubator Indosat Mega Media (IM2) showcased 28 new mobile applications to the public, each one designed for a specific customer group, from parents, to students, to entrepreneurs.
Indosat also signed 15 MoUs with international and local developers at the event.
Attendees were impressed by the mobile applications for the new BlackBerry 10 platform, with applications designed by developers Inspira, Easy Touch and Risto Mobile. Indosat displayed its newest applications i-Pay, i-klan store and TokoOn, the statement said.
Dr Nasser Marafih, Qtel Group CEO, said: “Indosat continues to support innovation through their ongoing interaction with a network of local and international developers, and it was impressive to see the significant progress they’ve made in the past year at their Digital Innovation Day.”
“Mobile applications play an increasingly important role in enabling people to work and have fun, and this is an area where we want Qtel Group companies to take a lead.”
Indosat also introduced its mobile applications for women: Info Wanita (information for women) and Usaha Wanita (business women). Both were launched in 2012 in partnership with Nokia to support the GSMA’s mWomen Programme, which seeks to reduce the global mobile gender gap.
In December 2012, Indosat was the first operator in the world to offer the new Nokia Life+ Usaha Wanita (business women) service, exclusively available for Indosat users, the statement said.
Usaha Wanita provides women with free business advice through their mobile phones, helping to boost women’s empowerment and Indonesia’s economy. The service was developed in partnership with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.
The digital services exhibited at Indosat Digital Innovation Day consisted of applications in categories such as BlackBerry 10, mobile money, mobile advertising, social media and chat, gaming, mobile content, mHealth and mWomen. – TradeArabia News Service