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|Industry||Business ratings and reviews|
|Headquarters||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|Jihad Alammar, Founder/CEO, Ziyad Alghannam, Co-Founder|
Number of employees
Qaym is an Arabic-language review site specialized at user-based reviews on restaurants around the world. It started as a review site mainly for restaurants in the Arabian region. The website runs a social networking, user review, and local search using the second generation of web Web 2.0. The website is aimed to deliver good restaurant reviews and easy access contents for Arab readers.
- 2007: Qaym started as beta version. The beta version was a basic prototype to test the system's performance by selected professional users and normal internet users.
- 2008: By early 2008 Qaym was officially released to the public.
- 2009: Qaym joined Badir-ICT, a technology incubator in Saudi Arabia.
- 2011: On March 2011, Qaym raised a round of funding from N2V, a top MENA Venture Capital firm.
- 2009: Qaym released a free application programming interface (API) V.1.0 in April 2009. The API provides access to business listing details, reviews, photos, and ratings to a website, widget, or mobile application. The API has been used to integrate business reviews into existing Google Maps applications.
- Sep 02, 2011: Qaym launched its first Qaym iPhone official app on the Apple Apps-Store.
- July 28, 2011: Ahmad Salman, a web developer has created Qaym-API-Class Resources that employs PHP and API for web and mobile applications.
- Aug 26, 2011: Ahmad Salman, a web developer has launched QaymRoulette.
- Aug 17, 2010: A group of Android developers have launched an Restriod which is an Android Application.
- Qaym was mentioned on Saudi local newspapers such as Al Riyadh and Al Eqtisadiah in April 2009. Several remarks was mentioned about Qaym such as that it is one of its kind in Saudi Arabia.
- In 2010, Bloggers and editors compared Qaym to Yelp, Inc. as the "Yelp for the Arab word".
- مدونة قيم »
- Qaym on Badir ICT website "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 2, 2012. Retrieved September 11, 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- N2V Announcing Qaym Deal "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 14, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- N2V Invests in Restaurants Review Site Qaym.com - ArabCrunch
- Qaym Launches Improved Design, To Make Critical Decisions in The Coming Weeks - ArabCrunch
- http://api.qaym.com[permanent dead link]
- Qaym iPhone App https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id460210125?mt=8 /Qaym App
- Qaym-API-Class Resources by Ahmad Salman https://github.com/ahmads/Qaym-API-Class
- Ahmad Salman Website http://as.sa/
- Ahmad Salman Announcing QaymRoulette on Twitter https://twitter.com/a7mads/status/106831979605012480
- Resriod on ArabCrunch http://arabcrunch.com/2010/08/restdroid-social-restaurants-review-site-qaym-gets-its-android-app.html Archived September 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- Devdriod website http://devdroid.org/
- Article About Qaym 2 April 2009
- Article About Qaym Al Riyadh. 3 April 2009.
- Qaym is the New Yelp of Arabia TechCrunch. July 2010.
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- Qaym has fooled Us http://arabcrunch.com/2010/04/after-launching-its-api-yelp-for-arabia-qaym-adds-social-reviewing-for-camels.html