My name is Imad Eddine Toubal, Electrical Engineering bachelor, Computer Engineering student and a professional graphic designer from Boudouaou, Boumerdes. I study in IGEE Boumerdes, and currently working as freelance graphic designer. I worked with variety of local companies (such as Techno, Vertex, and Footland Store) as well as voluntary associations and organizations like Sidra.
Recently I teamed up with two talented students of different fields of expertise, Tareq Si Salem and Chaalal El Hadja, to use one thing that we’re all passionate about, that is, technology, to help the country we all love, Algeria.
In late 2015, we have found a great opportunity that would help up launch our application, Arab Mobile Challenge, we submitted our application when it was in beta. We were developing it on our spare time, until we released it in the early 2016 when we got the news that we were successfully nominated to the finals that were held in Algeria.
Yad fl Yad is an application that allows user to signal social and local problems, and therefore making them more visible to the community as well as the authority, you simply take off your phone, start the app and it will let you signal the problem by taking a picture, using your location as well as a short description and a category of the problem you are prompted to provide, and then the problem will be posted to our database and be visible to every user in the local area so they can in turn help solving the problem, or upvote it to make It more visible. The application as well, allows users to form virtual associations to team up and help solving a certain problem, this dramatically decreases the headache of creating an actual association that can be pain in countries like Algeria.
After submitting the app, many people got interested including the media, were we were featured in Echorouk TV and some newspapers.
Unfortunately, finals of AMC were the farthest we could get in that competition. However, the journey wasn’t over for Yad fl Yad as we will continue to make it happen in Algeria through promotion and campaigns, so more people will be aware of it and more people will help making Algeria or whenever their local residency is, a better place.
Our goal, still has long way to be achieved, but we believe that this kind of small projects that targets huge impact, will need a little help and cooperation with the government that we, unfortunately, cannot get easily, if not ever, due to the nature of the Algerian system. But because, we strongly believe that this kind of difficulties will never be on the way of young talented individuals that are gathered by the love of their country, we aim to make not only algeria, but the whole world, a better place.