SQU stu­dents de­velop app to help users ac­cess books avail­able in the sul­tanate

Muscat Daily - - NATION - Swapna Taraf­dar

Some stu­dents of Sul­tan Qa­boos Univer­sity (SQU) have de­vel­oped a mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion - Jal­boot (a name of old ship) - to help users ac­cess any book avail­able in the sul­tanate.

“This app will have data­base of all books avail­able in the sul­tanate. It will help any­one to search in­for­ma­tion about a book, the place or the in­sti­tu­tion where they can get it from and its price. These books can be in any lan­guage. The app can even help the user in get­ting the book de­liv­ered at his doorstep. This first-of-it­skind app can be down­loaded by next month,” said Hiba al Hashmi, CEO of Avenir which has de­vel­oped this ap­pli­ca­tion. Avenir is a stu­dent com­pany par­tic­i­pat­ing in Sharikati 2017 com­pe­ti­tion and the app has been de­vel­oped as part of the con­test.

She said, “The app will help you get book-re­lated items like a book­mark, note­book. Any­one who wants to sell used books can do it through the ap­pli­ca­tion too.

“Peo­ple can get in­for­ma­tion about any book via the app or our web­site www.avenir.co.om which too will be launched soon. We are now in the process of up­dat­ing our data­base of all books avail­able in the coun­try. It’s ba­si­cally a li­brary in your pocket. You can­not read the books in the app though. We thought of de­vel­op­ing this app af­ter we found it dif­fi­cult to ac­cess many books rec­om­mended by our teach­ers.”

(Mus­cat daily)

Avenir team de­vel­oped the app for Sharikati com­pe­ti­tion

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