Ma8ta3ee is the platform for sharing videos and images, designed and conceived by Arts of Technology. Our vision underlines indigenous and competitive solutions for the emerging markets in IT and electronic media, at the same time fostering balanced equation between technological advance and cultural identity of Arabia. Ma8ta3ee is the trend-setter in developing an indigenous website for showcasing your skills with the camera. It ushers in the facility to maintain a code of conduct for the networking space, which manifests in a healthy and dignified environment for interaction.
Advantages of Ma8ta3ee over other sites.
In the context of Saudi Arabia, where the restrictions over content is very high, Youtube and all other sites have its disadvatage.
- The greatest advantage of Ma8ta3ee.com would be that
- Locally developed/ generated site and its content. Truly Arabic. Born in Arabia. Born for Arabia.
- Prominence to Arabic content mostly in the context of Arabian culture
- Content Authenticity which is the key advantage
Whatever content posted by users, would be scrutinized and approved by the Admin Panel of editors before publishing. Content will only be able to publish after approval. This is the greatest advantage of Ma8ta3ee site over any other sites from Western world like Youtube. Etc.
- Certain selected users (approved by Admin) can be able to publish the content without admin approvals
- Manual Approvals and Auto approvals
- Administrator can block or delete an abusive user from using the site anymore. Also there is a provision where users can report abuse about user to the admin and then admin can take appropriate action against that user.
We can add more and more features relevant to Saudi and GCC context, rather than having a Western culture. The design and architecture of the site is done accordingly to scale up the portal with new and new features which the people of GCC would suggest the Admin of the site. So this would be a site which people of Saudi would have wanted.
- Our core advantage is that – our site is primarily mobile driven. People can take Videos with their Mobile Phone and post to their account in the website.
- In a later phase, we can also make the site fully viewable and run in mobile. Since the mobile penetration is rapidly increasing in Saudi than internet. So more people would use the site and will be a hit.
- This is yet another great feature of Ma8taee. For example, suppose a user needs to sell a car. He can take Videos of his car with a Mobile phone and can post it to his login of website. This will be published by the Admin after scuitinising/ approval. So if another user of the site is interested to buy that after seeing it in the site, can contact the seller directly over a Feature called “Private Messaging”.
Private Messaging has 2 features
- Message to his Email when there is an interested party for his posting
- Message by SMS when there is an interested party for his posting (on a later phase)
- Chat Feature. The site shows whether the user is online, and if a user is online, the other user can talk to him/ her.
- Group Chat Feature
Category wise listing of Videos
- Videos can be searched/ viewed on the basis of Category like Arts, Kids, Buy & Sell, TV on demand etc. We can add as many features as we need in the site. Even people of Saudi can also ask for new categories and Admin can set up that.
- User can rate, comment, feature, a video or an image.
- This is yet another feature that Youtube doesn't have. Users can upload photographs taken on their mobile phones to the site. So Ma8taee will not just be a Video sharing site, but also a Image sharing site too.
- User can create any number of photo albums with a particular name.
Content is the Key
- The content of Ma8ta3ee.com would be the highlight of the site by the following reasons
- Regional content and culture to be disseminated
- Themes like cultural uplift, social reformation, positive thinking, platform for better promotion of tourism and cultural heritage, art-forms, kids development ... all in teh context of Saudi Arabia.
An Alternative to Western banned sites
- Ma8ta3ee.com would be a perfect alternative to the Western sites while they are being banned/ restricted by Saudi government for misappropriate contents.
- Technology for better living for Saudi Arabia
- Connecting Saudi people each other.
Tell a Friend
- A user can send a link (url) of a Video to another user by email or a message.
- On a later phase, we will provide a feature where a user can send a Video url to a friend's mobile and he can view.