Nokia, a global leader in mobile communications, has partnered with Knowledge Oman, a leading knowledge sharing community platform, in a nationwide initiative that would put the Sultanate into the world of digital mapping.
The initiative brings vital information about Oman from locations, sites, points of interest, historical information under one robust mobile application specifically created for the Sultanate, Discover Oman.
Discover Oman, a mobile app available to Nokia Lumia handsets, will allow the users to search for attractions and places to visit in Oman, read information, look at pictures and videos, uploaded by users, raising awareness on things to do whilst in Oman
Salma Massoud, Head of App Marketing, Nokia commented; “Oman is home to historical landmarks, mountains and wadis with scenic views, giving a cultural experience to tourists visiting Oman for the first time, as well as to regular visitors. We are excited to be leading an initiative that brings Oman to life in a unique way through mobile technology. This is our way of giving back to the Oman community which has supported Nokia for more than 20 years.”
Knowledge Oman will work closely with Nokia and its official mobile distributor Mohsin Haider Darwish LLC to train and engage with students from the college and universities on how to become map creators and add roads and points of interests on Oman map. Furthermore, training will also be offered on how to locate, add and update places on the map that includes pictures and videos.
“We are very pleased to collaborate with Nokia on this impactful initiative that will promote and put Oman into the World Digital Map. This project will certainly help not only people within the country but also globally to learn about the beauty, culture and rich history of the Sultanate” said Tariq Al-Barwani, founder and president of Knowledge Oman.
Established in April 2008, Knowledge Oman has managed to successfully bring together a diverse team of local and expatriate male and female living in Oman under one roof to support the vision of His Majesty of creating a knowledge-based society. Knowledge Oman nurtures community talent and welcomes a multinational team, connecting people to create, share and promote knowledge across the Sultanate which has received an award-winning recognition both locally and internationally.