And one can definitely get misplaced in The Dubai Mall or its likes. This has prompted Jaideep Dhanoa and his staff to develop MallMate, a brand new cellular app that helps one whereas wandering round any of the area’s huge buying malls.
The app, obtainable on iOS and Android, was first launched within the UAE in mid-November 2015. It helps customers navigate by means of malls, directs them to their beforehand chosen favoured shops and locates desired shops on an interactive map.
“The common consumer has added over 30 manufacturers to [his or her] style profile, permitting MallMate to offer a extremely personalised expertise,” Jaideep Dhanoa, CEO at MAllMate, tells GulfRetail.
“Additionally, as a result of we all know what our customers like we’re capable of hold them knowledgeable each time there’s a sale at any of their favorite shops,” he added.
In its brief lifespan, MallMate has already expanded outdoors the UAE. Today, the app is accessible in “Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bengaluru and New Delhi – with extra coming quickly.”
Developers look to make the app “stay in 25 cities by the top of the yr,” Dhanoa says, noting that he and his group of 5 have been “iterating on this idea [MallMate] for 3 years! There’s nonetheless rather a lot to be finished.”
While refraining from sharing the precise variety of downloads, Jaideep stated “MallMate has been a prime ten purchasing app within the iOS UAE App Store for the previous two months, so we’ve been [gaining] excellent traction out there.”
A rising development
A Knight Frank report, revealed final November, ranked the UAE because the primary buying vacation spot within the area, attracting buyers and retailers from all over the world.
“Though retail provide per capita within the UAE is likely one of the highest on the earth, the market continues to be performing nicely and has loads of potential over the subsequent decade,” Matthew Dadd, head of Retail at Knight Frank UAE, had stated in a press release.
“Growth within the non-oil financial system, notably the tourism sector, the rise of inhabitants and revenue and the upcoming worldwide occasions (i.e. Expo 2020) are all pointing to a constructive outlook for the retail sector within the UAE,” Dadd added.
This uptake on retail might be seen from the elevated retail area being constructed round the primary buying hubs like Dubai, and different cities across the UAE and the general GCC.
Earlier this yr, Dubai hosted a brand new version of its fashionable Dubai Shopping Festival, a month-lengthy metropolis-extensive celebration of purchasing and different related actions round Dubai.
Around that related time, MallMate app launched some stats derived from its customers. Here is what the info revealed:
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Source: Press Release