Wi-Tribe Unites Global Giants to revolutionize Pakistan’s tech industry

Karachi: wi-tribe partners with HEC, Microsoft, Intel, P@SHA and Dell to launch Pakistan Developers’ Challenge 2012

Continuing its commitment towards bringing new and innovative services, wi-tribe, a Qtel Group company, recently announced the beta launch of “wi-tribe Bazaar”, Pakistan’s first Buy and Sell software portal, aimed primarily at contributing towards the effective development and economic proliferation of the local IT sector.

Taking its commitment towards wi-tribe Bazaar a step forward, earlier this week, wi-tribe announced the launch of the Pakistan Developers’ Challenge 2012 (PDC 2012); bringing together the greatest young minds of Pakistan onto one, single pioneering platform. Recognizing the need for a platform where Pakistani developers can sell and monetize their software, wi-tribe brings local communities, together with local content, on a simple and easy-to-use platform.

Bringing together academia and global technology industry giants – HEC, Microsoft, Intel, P@SHA and Dell – the PDC 2012 invites students, graduates, aspiring developers, professionals and virtually anyone in the development community to be part of the contest. wi-tribe Bazaar supports both Windows Desktop and various Mobile app platforms, in recognition of the opportunity that a local market of 22 million internet users has to offer.

Talking about PDC2012, Mustafa Peracha, CEO, wi-tribe Pakistan said, “wi-tribe Bazaar is our effort to support and encourage the local IT industry and software developers in particular. For us, Bazaar is a forum for and by Pakistani software developers. At wi-tribe, we are only acting as a catalyst by providing the platform.

Feeling strongly about the potential this platform offers towards the growth of the local IT industry, we expect great things to come out of the Pakistan Developers’ Challenge 2012. PDC 2012 seeks to offer a rewarding opportunity to Pakistan’s flourishing developers’ community, ushering in a new era of commercial viability for Pakistan’s technology industry.”

wi-tribe Bazaar is powered by scratch cards, allowing software purchase through wi-tribe scratch cards, available at over 700 locations throughout its cities of operations. Software applications can be priced to match multiple denominations of wi-tribe scratch cards, at the developers’ discretion.

wi-tribe Bazaar also offers hundreds of free applications, supporting developers in building and reaching a larger, previously untapped market. wi-tribe Bazaar is not exclusive to wi-tribe customers. Instead, it is open to developers nationwide, be it students, graduates, young professionals or businesses.

Participating contestants are challenged to win from 17 award categories, while also gaining from numerous other career boosting opportunities. To register for the contest, interested developers are invited to visit http://bazaar.wi-tribe.pk/ for instructions and important dates. Additionally, they can follow @witribeBazaar on twitter for news and updates.

For more information, contact:
Wi-tribe Pakistan
Tel: +9221 111-1-tribe (87423)
Email: media@wi-tribe.pk

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