Dubai SME announced a fund intended to support UAE nationals developing m-government apps.
The SeedApp fund will cover 60 per cent of the cost of developing and testing each app up to AED100,000 ($27,000), and the creation of a company resident in the Dubai SME business incubator.
According to Khaleej Times, there is no limit to the number of apps that will be selected, as long as they meet Dubai SME’s needs.
Criteria used in assessment will include ease of use, and the value an app adds to m-government and overall economic activity.
Applications can be submitted via the Dubai SME website, with a brief description of the app, its features, and development milestones.
The entrepreneurs to be supported will be selected in a public vote.
According to Al Bawaba, Dubai SME, which forms part of the Department of Economic Development in Dubai, is supporting an initiative to transform the UAE into an m-government from an e-government within two years.