"Go Bananas" with your ideas to develop new applications for mobile devices and
start making money! This is what LINK Development and ArpuPlus, both leaders in
their own respect, are telling young, talented people in the Arab region.
Whether an applications’ developer, a techie genius or just a student or an employee
with a good idea for a new mobile application and a flair for technology, LINK Development
and ArpuPlus will make it happen through “Bananas Factory”, a virtual factory that
they launched and that allows them to see their idea come to life and reach its
full business potential.
Your idea will turn into a reality thanks to “Bananas Factory”, one of the most
innovative joint initiatives to date. Both companies have pledged to draw on their
own unrivaled domain expertise, business and marketing capabilities to support gifted
Arab mobile application developers as well as creative minds, in their quest to
populate the mobile applications world with innovative, informative, useful and
fun applications targeted at users in the region and around the world.
Developers will get the technical tools and assistance to create new applications,
market and monetize them. They will be supported by a downloadable Software Development
Kit (SDK) that contains a powerful drag-and-drop, cross-platform application creation
tools as well as a “Developers’ Community,” a discussion platform for knowledge
Already have an application posted on another store and would like it to have wider
reach? The Bananas Factory stores will also host these mobile applications, to expand
the reach of these applications.
Not a developer? No problem. If someone has the idea but does not have enough technical
skills to develop it, all that needs to be done is to submit the idea to www.BananasFactory.com
www.BananasFactory.com . The engineers from LINK Development will take it from there
and develop it for them, while ArpuPlus will help them market the application on
stores and different platforms. This will be done on a revenue-sharing basis. The
end result: creativity that earns money!
This is the first initiative of its kind in the Arab region.
"The launch of this resourceful business model will facilitate more and better mobile
applications for the region from our enormous talent pool. We want to enable non-techies
to realize their creative ideas and to be able to assist developers with developing
their applications and offering them additional sales and marketing channels," said
Irirni Raafat, Managing Director for LINK Development, one of the most reputable
and innovative IT solutions and services providers based in the Middle East.
Fadi Antaki, Managing Director of ArpuPlus, the leading Mobile Value-Added Services
(VAS) and Platform Solutions in the MENA region and Europe, said: "We joined hands
with LINK Development to assist developers in marketing their own apps and meet
the increasing demand for localized and high-quality applications."
The support given to mobile apps developers through the "Bananas factory" seeks
to offer developers and individuals the tools, technical assistance and advice that
will allow them to realize their creative ideas from start to finish: an innovative
idea for a new mobile application turned into an application posted on mobile apps
stores and offered or sold to millions of mobile users from the region and the world!
This new venture is being announced to the world of applications developers and
innovative thinkers on the second day of Planet of the Apps Arabia, which discusses
future trends in mobile applications and the opportunities and challenges they present
Anyone from the region and the rest of the world with a good idea for a new mobile
application can access “Bananas Factory” by visiting the website through the internet.
For more information about Bananas Factory visit www.bananasfactory.com and follow
us on Twitter @arpuplus & @LINKdevelopment