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Arabgram is an iPhone Application that encourages people to create unique and customizable themes. These themes then can be uploaded onto the user's Instagram Accounts. This App contains several updated Arabic themes of local flavor, which provide users with great customization capabilities to tailor the Text, Font, and Color as per their preference.

Key Challenges

The Arabgram application was built with an aim to bring forth the Instagram features that users weren't introduced to before. And, for the users who were already familiar with Instagram, they were given the freedom to further play around with the images using the English and Arabic custom fonts.

Proposition & Solution

Xicom designed and developed Arabgram application for iPhone that gave users a flexibility of editing images using the freeform editing technique. Our solution included the following features:

  • Variety of exclusive & artistic themes to choose from
  • Continuously updated themes and more templates in the pipeline
  • Create images with customizable Text, Font, and Color
  • A variety of unique Arabic and English Fonts
  • Customizable text size and placement
  • Use our themes, or make your own! Insert the Background Images of your choice from the Gallery or camera
  • Game-style challenges for users to participate and indulge in some frolic
  • Provision of Gallery for storing the images

Results & Benefits

The solution offered by Xicom accurately and authentically concerted with the vision of W Squared (owner of Arabgram App), and it went on to become a highly popular and saleable app in Apple's App Store.

  • Arabgram was delivered ahead of its deadlines, which gave the owner a bigger time window to obtain more reviews on the application before taking it to the market.
  • W Squared is immensely satisfied with the outcome of this project, and the overall quality of the finished product was extremely high and in-sync with their expectations.
  • New features introduced within the system were taken up and Xicom ensured faster delivery of the same to move up to the next level. This highly committed effort from Xicom, along with the all-embracing software quality procedures, boosted the client satisfaction, thereby increasing customer retention.
  • W Squared worked with Xicom by hiring dedicated resources (DTM Model), and fully utilized the flexibility to bring a change in scope and size of the product. As a result, the final product was crafted as per their requirements and adhered to all the standards of their respective business domain.


The solution was developed in .NET (MVC Framework) with MySQL on server side for managing the application in the real time. The entire Arabgram Application was hosted on client's server. Database indexing and Database/application level caching was implemented to improve the overall scalability of the application.

Client Reviews

Xicom has been a fantastic partner so far in my Mobile Application Development. Although, we are yet to finish the application, I think that the team is very capable and knowledgeable to handle all types of Mobile Application Projects. Moreover, they really go out of their way to fulfill your demands which is a tricky prospect for all offshore development projects. My only complaint is that they are a bit pricey but the quality in the end is worth it.

Wenayan Al-Wenayan (Founder of W Squared)