August 10, 2013; 

Portland, Oregon // Shuwaikh, Kuwait 

In December 2011, X-cite by Alghanim Electronics, an already award-winning retail chain, launched their e-commerce portal supported thousands of products and customers while complementing a robust social media presence. A little over a year later, they took a step towards mobile. 

Developmentnow is proud to partner with the X-cite team to create the iOS and Android application that is “Xcite by Alghanim Electronics.” 

The app features features all of X-cite’s current products and promotions, and is one of the few application to fully support Arabic and English users. The app not only offers a translated version, but a unique UI experience for those of us that read right to left. 

Currently the iOS application is the #1 lifestyle app and top 5 overall app in Kuwait after being live for less than 2 months. 

Developmentnow is a Portland-based mobile and social media solutions company founded in 2005. We have years of experience in mobile solutions, native apps, social networking, web development, and other areas such as project management, consulting, and capacity planning. 

Developemntnow has provided mobile and media solutions using a variety of platforms and languages: from text messaging interfaces to mobile web sites, from eCommerce sites to interactive online communities, and of course, native iPhone and Android applications. 

We are proud to serve a wide variety of clients in a number of countries, from small entrepreneurial startups to Fortune 1000 companies such as Microsoft, Intel, AT&T Kelly Services, Manheim, Avis, TrueCar, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Ogilvy, Remy Cointreau, Sherwin-Williams, and Time Warner Cable. 

X-cite by Alghanim Electronics is an electronics retailer currently based in Kuwait. Their product line includes computers & tablets, mobile phones, camera, TVs, audio & MP3, games & toys, major appliances, small housewares, watches, fitness gear, and home furnishing. 

X-cite has received the following awards: 

- ‘Best Overall Retailer’ by the Gamestream 12 Awards
- ‘Best In-Store Experience of the Year 2012’ by Middle East Retail Academy Awards
- ‘Best Post Paid Sales 2012’ award from VIVA Telecom
- ‘Best Retailer’ and ‘Best Retail IT Executive’ by the 2012 Middle East Retail Academy Awards
- Best Retailer 2010’ by the Middle East Retail Academy Awards
- ‘Best Retailer’ and ‘Best Retail IT Executive’ by the 2011 Middle East Retail Academy Awards
- Facebook ‘Best Interactive Award’ for the electronics category in the GCC region by the 

Pan Arab Web Awards Academy 

Alghanim Industries is one of the largest privately owned companies in the Gulf region, predominantly in Kuwait. 

For Media Contact:
Adam Lorts
New Business Opportunities
adam [at] developmentnow [dot] com