Profiles of main tech parks, accelerators, hackathons
There are no tech parks or hackathons in Yemen, rather individuals providing accelerator-like training in tech development and marketing. The most famous is Maged al-Gamani, from the University of San’a. He invented a new social media app, similar to Facebook, which allows users to speak or text in their language and have their speech or text translated in the receiver’s language upon delivery. Aodle was launched in 2014 and after Mr Maged got the international license. The idea was sold and the app is currently available on Google Play, where Aodle it’s essentially an instant translator of speeches.
Because of the war, Maged al-Gamani didn’t continue his projects in Yemen and abandoned his team. He’s currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were he’s developing Aodle and other connected projects. He became famous in all media in Arabic language and al-Arabiya and others reported about his innovations.
Besides, MIC Developers is the first programming company in Yemen. Based in Sana’a, the company programs apps for Pc’s and smartphones, Android system.