Tiba3a: A New Version of Arabic Web

tiba3a_service_logoFor the web to reach the world and become World Wide Web by all means, it has to go local, in order to access specific region, culture, or language and covers everywhere. Tiba3a is another unique service to help the world creates a better Arabic Web.

The globalization has generated localization, yes it’s true. The people who founded the World Wide Web aimed to reach globally and our aim as technology entrepreneurs and Arabic Web enthusiasts and startups should be helping them reach the Arabic -language, -culture, -people, and -world.

Tiba3a is an initiative, yet to be a service with business model behind it, founded by a young entrepreneur Baher Al Hakim, Master Chief of a small social media firm in Dubai – Cloudappers, who was inspired by Typekit, a similar service to run on English Web.

Tiba3a will be aiming to unleash the beauty of Arabic Web. How beautiful is that. Tiba3a aims to solve the problem of displaying varied and beautiful Arabic fonts on websites, in a way that looks consistent across all browsers; it’s a platform that hosts fonts and allows anyone to use them in an easy and fast way, writes Baher Al Hakim on Cloudappers blog.

Baher added on the development of this service saying that they are already in talks with some Arabic fonts’ foundries, and planning to include all of them as part of the project; hoping for their cooperation, because the success of this project will mainly hinge on them and their involvement.

I hope this new small and simple effort by Cloudappers will impact the Arabic Web like other initiatives of Maktoob Mail, Ayna, Araby, Yamli, Meedan, Jeeran, Menassat, Ikbis, Yoolki, and WatWet and if I missed any flagship just added it to the comments’ section.

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Tarek is the founder and chief researcher at Youngberry, a youth research and marketing firm dedicated to the region. Tarek founded interactiveME.com and previously worked as Manager at Flip Media (Interactive Agency), Bayt.com (Job Site) and Consulting House Qatar (Consulting firm). He is researcher and writer on internet & disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship, and youth culture.