Astra Tech and Alibaba Cloud inks new agreement to redefine user experience

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Astra Tech and Alibaba Cloud inks new agreement to redefine user experience
Astra Tech and Alibaba Cloud inks new agreement to redefine user experience

The MoU will leverage Alibaba Cloud’s Enterprise Mobile Application Studio mobile testing solution into Botim

Dubai, September 12, 2023: Astra Tech, the leading consumer technology holding group in the MENA region, today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group. The MoU will leverage Alibaba Cloud’s Enterprise Mobile Application Studio (EMAS) mobile testing solution into Botim, which is underway to become an ultra-app, to enhance the user’s experience through unparalleled app performance, reliability, and seamless functionality.

The agreement was established through a signing ceremony at Botim’s headquarters in Dubai between Abdallah Abu-Sheikh, Founder of Astra Tech and CEO of Botim, and Daniel Jiang, General Manager of Middle East, Turkey, and Africa, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, in the presence of senior representatives from both parties.

The EMAS solution is set to enhance the quality of VoIP calls and video by offering support across a wide array of popular device models and providing a 24/7 service to assist users in identifying hidden risks within apps. These risks encompass a range of potential issues, including app crashes, compatibility hiccups, functionality glitches, and performance concerns. By addressing these challenges, EMAS aims to elevate app quality and market competitiveness while mitigating disturbances for users. This becomes particularly pertinent as Botim accelerates its transformation into an ultra-app, offering a diverse suite of services beyond VoIP. This comprehensive testing and security approach will facilitate the seamless integration of an extended range of services and functions, such as mini-app development, supporting the objectives of streamlined connectivity, economic growth, and financial inclusion.

The partnership builds on an existing collaboration between both entities where Botim has leveraged Alibaba Cloud’s products and services, including Elastic Compute Service (ECS), storage, networking, and database services. This addition is set to elevate Botim’s upgrade testing process by seamlessly conducting weekly application upgrades across the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Abdallah Abu-Sheikh commented: “Our partnership with Alibaba Cloud is bound to enhance user activity and foster customer loyalty. Partners will gain easy access to a comprehensive range of services on a unified platform, offering an engaging experience through a streamlined customer journey. As we align technology with empowerment, this strategic move will unlock a new era of performance, reliability, and user satisfaction. We are dedicated to creating a world where technology becomes an effortless enabler, enhancing the way we live, work, and connect.”

Commenting on the partnership, Daniel Jiang said: “Through our EMAS Mobile Testing, we aim to offer an application quality enhancement and management platform that is intuitive, detects issues, reduces user churn, and improves app quality as well as market competitiveness for Botim. We are already reaping great results from EMAS Mobile Testing across the markets it has been deployed in.”

Botim and Alibaba Cloud will work together to enhance the user experience, accelerate deployment through robust testing capabilities, streamline app development, and reduce time-to-market for new features and updates.

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