UAE government launches world’s first store for smart government applications

WAM DUBAI, 27th March, 2014 (WAM)–The UAE government has launched world’s first store for smart government applications through “Android and “iOS” platforms. The store features over 100 smart applications developed by the UAE local and federal agencies to provide services to about 700 customers in a single location.

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was briefed about the distinctive features and services of the new shop in the next period and steps for complementing transformation to the smart government by mid 2015 as per the strategic plan announced during the recent government summit.

Sheikh Mohammed stressed during the launch of the new store that “The aim is to make smart services part of the daily life for all population, and more accessible and direct. The more services are smart, the happiest people become”, calling for increasing a number of the smart services in the new store and encouraging people to reach them, as well as continuing coordination between the federal and local agencies to achieve full transition towards the smart government.

The event was attended by Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gargawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Smart Government, Reem Ibrahim Al Hashimi, Minister of State, Mohammed Al Qamzi, Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and project team work.

The new project was launched in the light of partnership and coordination with “Google and Apple” to ensure provision of the better government services through the new store . It is characterised with reliability, security, maintenance of government transactions’ data for individuals and businesses, as well as enhancing of the reliability of all applications in the store to absorb all future upgrades and expansions in services.

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