Carmudi, the online car classified, is all set to change the experience of shopping for car enthusiasts in the Middle East with the launch of its Android mobile application Cawhich will allow users to browse thousands of cars on the go. The app is available to Android users in 17 countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and LATAM in 9 different languages including Arabic. The iOS version is expected to be introduced later this year.
Hosting over 200,000 vehicles online, Carmudi’s app gives drivers an excellent experience of buying and selling cars while on the move. The app features the same usability and filter functions as its website, www.carmudi.ae. Customers can filter searches by any means that they wish, from brand to model and year to price. If this is not enough, further filters such as age, mileage and even colour are available to make sure that customers are able to find exactly what they want.
In addition, the Carmudi app allows users to create favourite listing so that they get instant notifications for their favourite rides. Users can share their preferred listings on various social platforms to gain opinions from friends and family if they are unsure. At the first Middle East media briefing in Dubai, Erwin Sikma, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Global Carmudi Operations, said, “We are pleased to customise our resources to suit the specific needs of drivers in the Middle East with dual language portals for UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar to begin with. We are working with local agencies in each of these countries and have plans to expand these to other countries in the region as demands continue.”
The Middle East economies are a hotbed for smartphone usage with the expectation of around 33% increase in the number of smartphones that are shipped to such nations as compared to 7% in the developed world. Furthermore, android is the most popular mobile operating system worldwide with over 52% market share.
The business platform operates under a high level of transparency through professional photos, updated listings, detailed descriptions, reports and rankings for 100% of its vehicles in each market. At the same time, vehicle dealers get a trusted online presence through a personalized webpage. The Carmudi platform helps sellers manage their inventory in a fast, easy and stress-free way.