Smartphone App picks

By jstudent

Qatar has one of the worlds highest smartphone penetration rate. In 2011, Qatar already had more smartphone per capita than countries like Singapore and Kuwait, according to a report by ICTQatar.

Mobile application market flourished since then. Some apps really make life easier and more enjoyable. Here are some of our favorites:


Finding a cab could be tricky in Doha. Uber offers a creative solution to this problem by matching you with the closest Uber driver upon request. This app is linked to your local mobile number and your bank account. Flat rate applies.

You can enter this promo code for a discounted (40QR off) first ride: IUZFY

IOS / Android


Google Search

Works perfectly across different systems. This app is absolutely fun. It syncs with your Google account, and gives you a range of useful information from traffic, weather and reminders to tourist attractions, currency conversion rate and recommended articles just for you. Explore!

IOS / Android


Entertainer Qatar

The Entertainer, a Dubai based incentives brand, has launched their mobile App, which allows customers to redeem Entertainer offers using smartphones. The App features location-based services that allow users to find Entertainer outlets based on proximity. Read a previous review on this app.

IOS / Android 

2048 and 3+

Simple games go viral. Recently, 2048 became a new addictive game. It is a single-player online game created in March 2014 by 19-year-old Italian web developer Gabriele Cirulli, in which the objective is to slide numbered tiles on a grid to combine them and create a tile with the number 2048.

IOS / Android

(Google Play)

This game also has a Chrome App.

A similar game called 3+ is also very addictive.


CamScanner turns your phone camera into a scanner. This app is perfect when you need to send a scan copy of a document. The app allows you to take a photo of a document. It intelligently format the photo into a digital file and can then recognize the text contained in the document in case you want to search for it later.  

IOS / Android


Tell us about your favorite games/apps!


By Penny Yi Wang 


Ratings calculated automatically using technology developed at QCRI and MIT.

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By pirate lover• 4 years 6 months ago.
pirate lover

iHeart Radio App :P

By doha estate• 4 years 6 months ago.
doha estate

Nokia 3310

By coelacanth• 4 years 6 months ago.

Smart Phones make Dumb People...i'm lovin' my Nokia 105...with built-in flashlight and a single charge can last for a week...ain't that awesome? :)

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