Saarab AR app to augment 'I love the Sultan' campaign in Oman

Oman Saturday 22/October/2016 21:45 PM
By: Times News Service
Saarab AR app to augment 'I love the Sultan' campaign in Oman

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Following the resounding initial success of the Times of Oman’s ‘I Love the Sultan’ campaign, a new augmented reality application (app) has been launched in order to make it easier for people to participate in this campaign.
Entitled ‘Saarab,’ the app is an extension of the ongoing campaign and works with both Android and Apple-operated phones.
Contrasting styles
The app reflects the contrasting styles of Oman, and fuses the traditional love that the people have always had for His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said with the latest technological advancements in augmented reality.
To participate in the ‘I Love the Sultan’ campaign via the Saarab app, users need to download it from the Play Store or App Store, and then scan His Majesty’s picture on any Omani currency bill. This first-hand experience of augmented reality will then allow users to compose a creative message dedicated to His Majesty, which should be no more than 45 words in length.
After posting their messages, users can share their messages on Facebook, and then invite others to post, like and share them. To post messages via the app, users will need to register and login.
At the end of the campaign on November 18, the user who has the largest number of likes and shares will be announced.
Winners of the Times of Oman’s ‘I Love The Sultan’ campaign will also get an opportunity to receive a plethora of attractive prizes, including a Nissan Xtrail four wheel drive, 10 diamond vouchers of worth OMR200 each, iPhones and iPads, international family holiday packages, the chance to spend the night in the Royal Suite and fitness and spa memberships at the newly-reopened Sheraton Oman hotel and hundreds of other dining vouchers.