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This article was published on August 22, 2010 Relaunches: Get’s a Makeover Relaunches: Get’s a Makeover
    Ahmad F Al-Shagra
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    Ahmad F Al-Shagra

    Co-founder of, Ex-Editor of The Next Web ME, trainer, blogger, and programmer. Co-founder of, Ex-Editor of The Next Web ME, trainer, blogger, and programmer.

    Makeover LogoAward winning has relaunched with a new interface and some changes based on user feedback in what appears to be some improvements on the platform’s way to do business.

    In case you don’t remember Aqarmap (read more about them here) is a crowd sourced project utilizing Social Networking and Media tools such as Google Maps for real-estate location, Youtube for property tours and Twitter / Facebook for sharing and listing in the social web.

    Aqarmap Listing Screenshot notice Arabic font broken, but that's sth they can fix in a day

    The website has made some improvements on it’s overall usability apparently led by user feedback, one of the most important of those features being listing’s language entry option.

    This option facilitates a property listing to be entered in a language like Arabic for instance and be automatically translated into English to display to non-Arabic speaking users.

    Don’t expect the platform to do any magic at this point, translation’s a bit dodgy, and the interface could still use some work, but the people behind Aqarmap have definitely proved lessons learned from user feedback are the most valuable. Keep an eye on these guys, more good stuff will definitely come from their direction.