THE PEARL IN YOUR PALM

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Avail­able for free down­load on An­droid or iOS op­er­at­ing sys­tems, the app can be used to “ap­ply for ser­vices, reg­is­ter com­plaints or seek in­for­ma­tion and make reser­va­tions”. You can also lo­cate stores, con­tact them, as­cer­tain open­ing hours and also make reser­va­tions at its many restau­rants. Lo­ca­tion ser­vices are ei­ther dis­played on an easy-to-read 3D in­ter­ac­tive map or through the new tech­nique of “aug­mented re­al­ity”, thus al­low­ing users to iden­tify la­bels for all restau­rants, out­lets, fa­cil­i­ties, and en­ter­tain­ment lo­ca­tions at The Pearl Qatar in real time by hold­ing up their smartphones' built-in cam­eras.

Ziad Fle­ichan from the United Devel­op­ment Com­pany ex­plains how the app func­tions.

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