The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) released the Android version of Kuwait Finder after the release of the IOS based version in March 2015.
Kuwait Finder was installed by more than 350,000 users since it was released back in 2013, this installation base created a user community which PACI is looking after.
PACI, during the last Kuwait Finder version has collected, analyzed, and evaluated the community feedback, and interaction with Kuwait Finder, and used this collected information to support the decision of what functionality should be added, enhanced, and/or removed.
The new version of Kuwait Finder has come with a brand new interface, design, and many other functions and features:
â— Arabic/English interface, expanding the Kuwait Finder community to non Arabic speakers.
â— Satellite image view allows the user to see the results in top of satellite images.
â— Hierarchical Search, allows the user to search by the normal descriptive address information with ease in address navigation.
â— Funeral information, allows the user to list, and search for condolences location in case he has to go for the event.
â— Search Category, gives the user a chance to search by establishment categories, and locate establishments by their economic and commercial activity.
â— Favorites, gives the user the opportunity to store, and access his favorites from different devices and web interfaces using his twitter,facebook, and google plus credentials.
â— Turn-by-Turn voice guidance and navigation, allows the user to navigate to the search address and/or establishment with voice guidance. PACI included the same navigation engine used by most of car navigation systems.
The new version of Kuwait Finder was updated by more than 250,000 users and more than 200 users are updating daily with more new users are installing the application.
Since 2013, Kuwait Finder has been awarded many local, regional and international awards. It even bagged the first place in best GIS based mobile application in esri User Conference in USA, and Excellence in Enterprise GIS implementation award in GISWorx in UAE, Dubai, 2015.
The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) has proved that GIS can be an added value for any government organization by utilizing GIS as an IT enabler. PACI experience has been showcased in many international conferences, including the esri Middle East and Africa user conference, held before 1000 specialists in Abu Dhabi in November 2015.
PACI showcased the use of Big Data and Geoanalytics and how these tools can be of great benefit for creating more informative decisions by utilizing to analyze the massive amount of socio-economic data, and how to use these tools to create a localized traffic map for State of Kuwait.