Ertiqa launches a digital library catering to publishers of Arabic content


Ertiqa’s digital library features advanced functionalities that help maximize reach of Arabic content through user-friendly digital publishing platform


April 20, 2011

Ertiqa, a leading provider of mobile and digital content in the Middle East, has announced the launch of a groundbreaking digital platform called “Ertiqa Digital Library”, which provides access to all types of digital Arabic content. The launch, held during the recently concluded 21st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, served as one of the highlights of the book fair’s dedicated segment on electronic content, where high-profile speakers discussed the importance of enriching Arabic e-content to support efforts of establishing a knowledge-based society.

Ertiqa aims to complement various local and international government programs such as the King Abdullah Initiative for Arabic Content in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and twofour54 in the UAE, which collectively aim to further enrich and enhance the quality of digital Arabic content.

“Ertiqa’s digital library” supports publishers and developers of digital content by providing a user-friendly and secure platform to host the most comprehensive range of Arabic digital content. Moreover, by virtue of being readily available and easily accessible to Arab readers worldwide, the e-library serves as an excellent tool to maximize the market potential of digital Arabic content publishers.

Badr Ward, CEO, Ertiqa, said: “Ertiqa creates new and exciting possibilities to further enrich digital Arabic content through a wide range of exclusive features and functionalities. The digital library is exceptionally user-friendly, secure and can be accessed anywhere, making it a very effective tool for Arabic content developers and publishers to reach out to different types of Arabic content seekers around the world.”

“Moreover, Ertiqa digital library has been launched at a highly opportune time when demand for digital Arabic content has been on the rise, driven mainly by government-led initiatives in countries such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE that encourage and support the development of high quality and innovative Arabic digital content. It is also now a lot easier to access content from Ertiqa library with the emergence of advanced mobile devices and wide access to different communication channels, which provide flexible and innovative means of accessing and using digital Arabic content,” added Ward.

Ertiqa’s digital library can be reached through Ertiqa also revealed that users may also access the digital library through various products including Apple, BlackBerry and Android, making it an ideal platform for publishers of Arabic content.

Established in 2007 in the Middle East, Ertiqa specializes in producing high quality mobile and digital content and applications. Its latest initiative of launching the digital library is in line with its series of upcoming initiatives that it plans to introduce in cooperation with high profile strategic partners who are committed to developing a knowledge-based society.


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