Takaad Mobile App Project

Details of the organization
Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO)
Saudi Arabia
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
Takaad Mobile App Project
Quality mark labels is one output of Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Org. (SASO) core business. It is a great help for those who want to produce top quality products and for consumers who want to buy high quality products. However, commercial fraud was a big challenge for SASO as consumer protection is one of SASO strategic objectives. Fake quality mark labels were used by unethical traders and it used to be really difficult to track those traders by the Ministry of Commerce and Investments (MCI). In addition, Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC) was facing the exact situation with their Efficiency Labels which help consumers to make the right decision when buying home appliances. Takaad, which means verify in Arabic, mobile application project took place to overcome this huge challenge by one simple step consumers need take; scan the label. While scanning the Labels was extremely easy and fun for consumers, it hides a huge work behind it and it did solve one of the biggest challenges the three organizations, mentioned above, was facing for a long period of time. The project was a success story for and SASO currently working to expand the usage of this application to cover more products and to serve more consumer segments.
National implementation: Saudi Arabia
Completed from 01/03/2016 to 31/12/2019
- Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC) - Ministry of Commerce and Investments (MCI) - Dobravo Business Services (Dobravo)

WSIS information
      * E-government
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
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