Whatsapp has been the most used communicating application to send text messages from One mobile to another mobile.
Saudi Arabia is developing a secure application for short messaging services (SMS) which will be an alternate to WhatsApp in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
WhatsApp alternative App for Saudi Arabia
This app will be more secured and it will ensure that protection of data and confidential information.
This app will use local messaging services and will limit the usage to local companies and local dataservers, instead of foreign servers to keep the data secured in local servers.
A dedicated team of Saudi engineers & researchers at the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) is working on this project to create an Whatsapp alternative application for Saudi Arabia.
The new App is still in progress and is expected to be built and released in a year. This App will be an alternate to WeChat & Whatsapp in Saudi Arabia.
“This platform is being built on locally developed encrypted software and algorithms that will protect it from potential security vulnerabilities and help achieve the highest degree of security and privacy,” said Basil Al-Omair, director at the National Information Security Center at the KACST.
This New app will not only have Instant messaging services, but users can also transfer Multimedia files (Images, Documents, Video, etc) over messages and will have multitude benefits like Whatsapp and WeChat.
A team from Global Foundation for Cyber Studies & Research is also testing the app for security backdoor and loopholes from Hackers (Cyberattacks) to make it more secure.
This application will harness military-grade security for the confidentiality and integrity of communication and will provide end-to-end encryption for the private exchange of data
THis app will also be a step towards Saudi Vision 2030 to take Saudi Arabia a step ahead in digitization and cyber-security.
In future this app will also provide other services and functionality such as securing payment of bills, tickets and money transfer.
Be Ready and Wait for the Best Alternative for Whatsapp & WeChat in Saudi Arabia.