Al Arabiya News Channel won the App Idol “Infotainment” award from the Global App Summit that took place in Dubai on Tuesday.
Of 46 nominees in the first-ever App Idol contest, Al Arabiya beat out its competition as the Middle East’s premier “Infotainment” network of 2013. Al Arabiya was chosen for its cutting edge multi-media angle to relay a combination of both breaking and information and entertainment.
Over 2,000 professionals and attendees were present at the summit to celebrate important companies in the Middle East that make a difference.
Shantanu A.P, chief executive officer of SPI Group said, “We are overwhelmed by the response received to the Global App Summit… The high level of registered attendees, the numerous exhibitors and the high caliber of speakers is testament to the growing demand for knowledge on how mobile innovations can empower businesses and consumers.”
Four other companies were selected to receive different App Idol awards, they were; Saudi German Hospital, Card 2 Contact, Mentor Apps, and Cleartip. A separate award was presented to Promomz and the “Rise SME” winners.