DUBAI: With 92 per cent of active internet users in the UAE, the population in the country is witnessing a transformation of daily services through internet solutions such as interactive smart mobile applications and smart city solutions.
Professionals in the field of computer sciences either through the platform of organisations or individuals, have been converting their expertise into profitable business to develop smart phone applications for the huge number of smart phone users. This development has also made the country a hotspot for young tech entrepreneurs.
To ease the motorist dilemma of parking, Adnan Masood, a former director of marketing at a telecom firm, came up with an idea. In early 2016, while working in Dubai Media City, he launched Park Key.
He noticed that while many people go around in circles looking for parking, there were many spaces sitting vacant in nearby buildings. He thought out of the box for a solution where people can book parking online as well as leverage the sharing economy to maximise utilisation of the parking spaces.
Prior to moving to Dubai to take up a senior role at the telecom company, Masood led marketing teams in Australia for tier one companies in the ICT industry. The smart phone app he developed is free and available online through parkey.com and Android play store. Users can pay for parking online when booking the parking spot for the duration of their choice. More info
By JAMIL KHAN gulftoday.ae