Access to and knowledge of some of the world’s latest and most famous apps has now been made simple, easy and more interactive with Vodafone’s Apps Corner. Launched at Vodafone Qatar’s stores located at Villaggio Mall, City Centre Mall, Landmark Mall and online at www.vodafone.qa/AppsCorner Vodafone’s Apps Corner is a dedicated digital zone that allows customers the chance to get acquainted with the 5 Apps recommended to try every month or the essential Apps they can install on their new phones.
The Vodafone Apps Corner will also provide customers with a user guide for each of the popular Apps stores including Google Play, The App Store, BlackBerry World and Windows Store. The user guides make it easy for the customers who are new to a specific mobile operating system so they can be familiar with the store and get simple steps of how to create accounts, link payment methods to their accounts, download Apps and more.
Jonathan Donovan, Head of Online at Vodafone Qatar said: “Vodafone’s Apps Corner underlines the company’s position as a Tech leader that is strongly committed to make technology content in both English and Arabic, easily available to all. Qatar’s smartphones and tablet penetration is the highest in the world. Inevitably, owners of these smartphones and tablets are continuously looking for newer ways to further enjoy their handsets and gadgets or introduce more efficiency, perhaps, into their lifestyles. At Vodafone, we wanted to make access to mobile Apps super easy, fun and convenient and this is why we have introduced Vodafone’s Apps Corner. We’ve also made sure to make it available online so that people can access it anytime, anywhere; so if it’s a Sports App, a Health App, a Fashion App or a News App that they’re looking for, we have made it ready and at arm’s reach.”
According to Qatar’s ICT Landscape 2014 report by the Qatar’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Qatar beats many mature Information and Communication Technology countries, which are considered benchmarks in ICT device penetration such as the UK, Germany, Sweden, Singapore, UAE and KSA, when it comes to owning smartphones, laptops and tablet devices. Ninety-two percent of households in Qatar have a smartphone. The use of tablets is also gaining momentum as 69 percent of households have them.
At Vodafone’s Apps Corner, customers will learn about the essential Apps any smartphone user will need to install on their phone to get access to basic services over mobile such as social media Apps, Google Maps, Whatsapp, QR Code Readers, Language Apps and others.
Additionally, customers walking into one of Vodafone’s stores at Villaggio, City Centre or Landmark, will also learn about the top new 5 Apps that Vodafone Innovation Team is recommending.
Donovan added: “In addition to showing the latest Apps, we have made the process of understanding more about each app and downloading it very quick and easy. For example, once a customer chooses an App based on the explanation we have provided, they will find simple tips at our Apps Corner to guide them through the process such as, for example, which App Store offers the App and a QR Code that they can simply scan and directly have the app downloaded on their mobiles.”