New mobile app, ‘Hundred’ has launched its platform allowing users to discover and access personalised offers based on their preferences. Consolidating the current market and offering easier access to offers for end consumers. “With the pandemic’s impact on the spending power and attitude of consumers, it’s now more important than ever to find discounts and offers across all industries. Yet, with thousands of offers scattered across platforms, and brands, it’s easy for consumers to miss out on the best deals, and difficult for merchants to reach their customers,” explained the company.
“Hundred, the new free-to-use mobile app, solves this dilemma allowing users to view and access different discounts and offers, personalised based on their bank cards and preferences. Providing a single platform for banks and merchants alike to market their products and services, but with the ease of use for consumers to find them,” the company said.
The user-friendly interface has a simple two-step sign up, and allows users to search by industry, by location, as well as in a personalised view tailored to preferences relevant to them. The app can display seasonal offers, cashback deals and advertise high discounts, or time-sensitive offers knowing that it will reach the desired consumer. This allows banks and merchants to increase reach and potential spend from new customers, whilst users of the app get excellent deals at their fingertips in one centralised place.
“The app’s launch comes at a perfect time when consumer income has been hit by the economic downturn. It helps users to optimise spending to take advantage of tactical offers they otherwise might not have been aware of. For example, by just adding your specific bank cards without any card numbers in the personalisation set up of the app, users can check offers they are eligible for, which, otherwise they might have missed. They can also see local discounts and offers based on distance and location. In addition to helping customers, this platform will help stimulate and boost local economies, as well as drive loyalty to local stores,” the company said.
Speaking about the launch, Parag Gathani, Founder & CEO at Hundred said, “The last year has been challenging for everyone. More than the anxiety caused by the pandemic, managing our finances has been bigger stress and challenge for most of us. With so much uncertainty around us, saving money can help us feel a little less anxious in times like these. We launched Hundred with the objective to help users save money by maximizing the use of offers available to them through their digital devices, wherever they are, as every penny counts, and by improving awareness and access to these offers at users’ fingertips, we are increasing their spending power. We forecast that the average user can save anything from AED 1,000 to AED 50,000 a year, or even more, depending on their purchasing power, by availing of these offers smartly. We are excited at the overall impact we will have on users’ spending and saving habits by informing them of these offers which are relevant to them, at the time they need them, and everyone will benefit from this solution.”
Currently, some of the top bank cards that offer good cashback on online purchases are Standard Chartered Platinum X Credit Card and Dubai First Cashback Credit Card Cards. For best value on Restaurants, customers should consider, ADIB Edge Credit Card, Mashreq Cashback Credit Card, and Emirates NBD U by Emaar Credit Card. FAB and CBD provide some of the best Credit Cards for cashback on supermarkets. Customers can see and compare detailed features and merchant offers on these cards on Hundred Platform and also apply from there.
Some of the other attractive offers that customers can compare on the app include 20% discount on F&B at Subway; 20% off at Rixos premium Saadiyat Island; 30% discount on selected services at Hollywood Smile Medical Center; 50% discount on F&B at Chapters, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel; and Up to 50% discount on selected services at VLCC and much more.
The app is available for download from the App Store and Google Play Store and simply requires you to verify your mobile number and personal details to get started. Currently with around 20,000 offers from over 12,000 outlets covering over 200 bank cards, since launching this year, Hundred is already increasing user’s spending power with easy access to the offers they need.
Online Marketplace Ayshei Launches in the UAE
Ayshei.com a Web3-enabled online marketplace, has officially launched, marking a paradigm shift in the UAE digital commerce landscape. The marketplace introduces a novel approach to customer-2-customer (C2C) online commerce, providing users with a dynamic space to buy, sell, and bid on products and services. Ayshei.com also introduces an open auction model, featuring multiple categories, public chats, online payment options, and turnkey logistics as well as, a unique live auction feature enabling live streaming to engage bidders in real time.
In addition to the open auction model, the marketplace integrates innovative bargaining features to ensure users get the best deals, culminating in a robust and interconnected community. Mohammed Shaiba Al Mazrouei, CEO of Ayshei, commented on the launch, saying, “We are thrilled to bring Ayshei.com to the UAE market, offering a new way for buyers and sellers to connect. Users can now join and become part of the Ayshei community, where opportunities are limitless. In addition, we will be launching a complementary mobile app offering our users further on-the-go convenience. We are also proud that Ayshei.com is built upon Web3-enabled blockchain technology, ensuring a transparent, open and decentralised platform granting our users more security and control, resulting in a truly customer-centric online experience.”
The marketplace offers Emirates ID profile verification, UAE Pass integration, high-value product authentications, inspections, and advanced transaction monitoring. Additionally, Ayshei has partnered with Transguard, a leader in logistics solutions, to guarantee best-in-class end-to-end services for seamless and efficient deliveries. Future Ayshei.com features include Proptech solutions for the real estate market, other AI-driven technologies and more. “Ayshei Business” will also launch by mid-2024, targeting the needs of SMEs, home businesses, and independent sellers. Offering an all-in-one virtual store, enabling users to create online trade licenses and bank accounts, in addition to payment gateways and logistics (including end-to-end self-storage and delivery).
TikTok Creator Hub’s Second Edition to Spotlight Women in Business
TikTok MENA has launched the second edition of the TikTok Creator Hub to spotlight women-led businesses and foster a supportive environment for their growth. This innovative program, presented in a competition format, allows participants to showcase their unique talents and business acumen, emphasizing the remarkable contributions of women in the business world.
The culmination of the program will be a grand awards ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, celebrating the achievements of these exceptional women leaders. With UN Women serving on the judging panel for the TikTok Creator Hub, the program’s primary objective is to recognize and nurture the business talents of women entrepreneurs in the MENA region. The initiative is dedicated to guiding female entrepreneurs on their entrepreneurial journey and rallying behind the women’s business community.
“We’re proud to collaborate with TikTok on this empowering journey. Together, we are working towards helping women-led businesses flourish in the MENA region, making a significant impact in the world of entrepreneurship,” said Susanne Mikhail Eldhagen, UN Women Regional Director for the Arab States region.
The program will offer participants distinctive opportunities, including mentorship from accomplished female leaders, guidance on leveraging content creation platforms for business promotion, and the chance to connect with like-minded women, establishing a robust support network. Inspirational female entrepreneurs from across the region will have the opportunity to unite, benefiting from ample funding, educational resources, mentorship, and networking prospects.
TikTok will actively promote this year’s Creator Hub initiative using the hashtag #HerAmbitions, spotlighting the invaluable role women play in the business landscape. Female entrepreneurs in the MENA region can share their stories, inspire others, and be part of a supportive community that celebrates women in business. The competition format not only acknowledges the potential of women entrepreneurs but also empowers them to share their creative and entrepreneurial ideas with a global audience. Through the program, participants will gain access to other successful female leaders, acquiring insights, advice, and guidance to enhance their entrepreneurial skills.
The judging panel for the competition will include esteemed creators and entrepreneurs. As a capacity-building initiative, the TikTok Creator Hub not only aims to cultivate a supportive and collaborative environment for female entrepreneurs but also empowers them to upskill and thrive through a comprehensive support system, providing the tools, knowledge, and resources for their advancement. By nurturing business ambitions among women in the MENA region, the Creator Hub will ultimately assist the selected entrepreneurs in reaching a broader market and further developing their brands.
Speaking about the exciting initiative, Kinda Ibrahim — General Manager of Operations, TikTok Middle East, Turkey, Africa, Pakistan and South Asia — said, “TikTok believes in the boundless potential of women entrepreneurs in the MENA region and is dedicated to creating an environment where their ambitions can thrive. The second edition of The Creator Hub #HerAmbition is more than a competition: we’re setting the stage for these remarkable women leaders to shine and inspire others. The #HerAmbitions campaign will recognize the incredible role that women play in the business landscape. Through this initiative, we aim to amplify their voices, share their inspiring stories, and build a supportive community that celebrates the power of women in business.”
The second iteration of the TikTok Creator Hub will unfold in three dynamic stages. In Phase 1, the initiative will be launched in-app, marked by the #HerAmbitions hashtag and a compelling video showcasing inspiring female entrepreneurs and creators. Participants will present an elevator pitch of their businesses, and TikTok users will cast votes for their favourite entrepreneurs.
Moving on to Phase 2, live workshops and panels will take centre stage, featuring members of the judging panel such as Karen Wazen, Chahrazad Al Hajjar, and Doaa Gawish, along with renowned industry experts. These sessions will provide participants with insights, advice, and guidance to enhance their skills. The live-streamed discussions on TikTok’s official accounts will delve into the transformative potential of content creation in boosting career prospects, unlocking new opportunities, and strengthening personal branding. The panels will emphasize the crucial role of leveraging social media platforms to showcase professional achievements, build connections with peers and industry leaders, and establish a powerful online presence for female entrepreneurs.
In the grand finale stage, a closing ceremony is scheduled for February in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Finalists will present their businesses for evaluation by the judging panel, with monetary prizes at stake. The first-place winner will receive US $10,000, while second and third places will each be awarded US $5,000.
To showcase the platform’s utility and contribution to the creator economy, the second TikTok Creator Hub is poised to uplift female business creators in the region. It marks a new era in the digital content economy in the MENA region, playing a crucial role in enabling and upskilling users.
The TikTok Creator Hub was initially launched in 2022, with last year’s program focused on Climate Change, unlocking numerous opportunities for new talents and contributing to the region’s growing creative economy through a similar competition format.
Genshin Impact to Launch Version 4.3 This Month
HoYoverse today announced that Genshin Impact Version 4.3 “Roses and Muskets” will arrive on December 20. With Fontaine’s major crisis resolved, Version 4.3 will slow down the pace of adventure and celebrate one of Fontaine’s most important traditions, the Fontinalia Festival.
In addition, Navia, the president of Spina di Rosula, and Chevreuse, the captain of the Special Security and Surveillance Patrol, will join as playable characters. Meanwhile, a series of updates and optimizations will also be added in Version 4.3.
This year, the Fontinalia Festival will be celebrated with a unique film festival, which will not only feature joyful and fun festivities but will also honor the tradition of commemorating the legendary Lochknights, who welcomed the previous Hydro Archon Egeria to Fontaine. Under the leadership of Furina, an unexpected team composed of the Kamisato siblings, the Traveler and the renowned fashion designer of the Chioriya Boutique, Chiori, will come together to work on a film.
In addition, the Fontinalia Festival will also offer a series of mini-games, such as designing a short film with different camera angles and narrations in “Into the Frame,” as well as shooting training in a marksmanship-themed gameplay mode. By winning Theater Tickets during these events, players will be able to obtain various festive rewards, including the 4-star claymore “Ultimate Overlord’s Mega Magic Sword.”
In this festive atmosphere, two firearm enthusiasts, Navia and Chevreuse, will join the game as playable characters. Renowned as the president of Spina di Rosula, Navia, a 5-star Geo claymore wielder, is capable of firing “Rosula Shardshots” from her elegant yet lethal gunbrella. The number of shots is determined by “Crystal Shrapnel,” which is accumulated either by obtaining Elemental Shards from Crystallize reactions or her Elemental Burst. Navia’s Elemental Burst also deals solid AOE Geo damage by bombarding her enemies.
Another firearms professional, Chevreuse, will join the team as a new 4-star Pyro polearm wielder. As captain of the Special Security and Surveillance Patrol, Chevreuse can fire bullets with her musket that deal AoE Pyro damage and look out for the team by healing the active character with her Elemental Skill. She can provide more firepower with an explosive grenade, which can split into multiple secondary explosive shells on impact. In the Event Wishes of Version 4.3, Navia’s debut and Kamisato Ayaka’s rerun will be featured in the first half, while Chevreuse will arrive in the second half together with reruns of the Raiden Shogun and Yoimiya.
Some permanent gameplay modes and limited-time events will also be updated with new features and rewards. Genius Invokation TCG will receive a major update with more cards, NPCs that can be challenged, and a limited-time Heated Battle Mode.
A new Fontaine-style realm layout will be available inside the Serenitea Pot. Apart from that, Itto’s Beetle Battle event and Liben’s daily requests will return with various exciting features and abundant rewards.
In addition, travelling in Teyvat will become even smoother thanks to numerous optimizations. The “one-click function” will soon be released, and Travelers can collect rewards from expeditions as well as repeat them, as well as collect processed ingredients and forged items.
Players will also be able to lock or unlock Artifacts in batches, as well as automatically lock existing or new Artifacts that match the filter specifications. Additionally, players will also be able to see how other active players choose Artifact Sets for a given character via Artifact Set Recommendations.
Genshin Impact Version 4.3 will be arriving on December 20. With cross-progression and Co-Op functions, players can enjoy their adventure across PlayStation®, PC, Android, and iOS. The game has been rated T for Teen by ESRB on PS5, PS4, PC, and Google Play, and 12+ on iOS.
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