Lebanon, QNMZ

The iPhone App Store Comes to Lebanon

Wouldn’t it be great if Lebanon’s problems could be solved by saying, simply: “There’s an app for that?” Now they can. (Click to enlarge)

Thanks to the wonderfully talented Maya Zankoul for the illustrations. For previous collaborations between Qifa Nabki and Maya, click here.

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34 thoughts on “The iPhone App Store Comes to Lebanon

  1. Arayeb would make a damn fortune!

    Posted by mo | February 22, 2010, 1:01 am
  2. brilliant! love it.

    Posted by Chris Blow | February 22, 2010, 2:12 am
  3. you should make it into a poster, or postcards. you would also make a fortune. great collaboration.

    Posted by anissa | February 22, 2010, 2:13 am
  4. Love it , nice work

    Posted by Bashir | February 22, 2010, 2:15 am
  5. We need an App to keep us informed of who is reconciling with who lately 🙂 so we can tell a friend from foe at least!

    Posted by V | February 22, 2010, 2:15 am
  6. hayde seb2ak 3leya Hummusnation [http://www.hummusnation.net/?p=1406]
    I like the new ideas tho lol!

    Posted by a.m. | February 22, 2010, 2:50 am
  7. LOL was a very good morning start. My favorites were missed call and Arayeb aps. followed by War Index. You got it Spot On guys!

    Posted by darine | February 22, 2010, 3:17 am
  8. I would also include a pot hole app, to avoid damage to your car!

    Posted by Moustafa | February 22, 2010, 3:57 am
  9. great idea! great post!

    Posted by david | February 22, 2010, 4:32 am
  10. You laugh about the missed call service, but it actually exits.

    Posted by sean | February 22, 2010, 4:33 am
  11. too good! too funny! thank you!

    Posted by amahl | February 22, 2010, 5:21 am
  12. Successful collaboration indeed

    Posted by Liliane | February 22, 2010, 5:51 am
  13. Nice done, made me laugh !! 🙂

    Posted by Ekios | February 22, 2010, 5:54 am
  14. Heh… You know many of these Apps are cross-border compatible. Except for maybe 3, all the rest would work perfectly fine here in Jordan. 🙂

    Nice piece.

    Posted by Khaled Hakim | February 22, 2010, 6:10 am
  15. 1-The i-zaim should also come with satellite based geolocation features, in addition to the app V suggested , making it able to turn automatically silent (and blank) in given conditions.
    2- QNApp TO SLEEP?
    a)Looks like the insomniac market is largely covered by a large array of drugs, widely available in the thousands of pharmacies with or without prescription…that paper of rien du tout is , of course, not compulsory in Lebanon –unlike everywhere else in the world- given the proverbial popular knowledge of Lebanese in the field of antidepressants, anxiolytics, tranquilizers and sleeping pills of all sorts.
    b)QNapp would apply for exactly the opposite application: need something to keep you up till to 2pm? Go to QN. Need an excuse to procrastinate –with whatever you need to have done since past month- definitely GO to QN.com!

    Posted by mj | February 22, 2010, 6:12 am
  16. hahaha quitd hilarious and spot on! ah the lebanese life style… ya laziz ya reye2!

    Posted by ritamou | February 22, 2010, 8:13 am
  17. I like Anisa’s suggestion #3. I can see street hawkers in Beirut selling these posters to High School students and University dorms.

    Posted by Ghassan Karam | February 22, 2010, 10:32 am
  18. HAHAHA, this is brilliant!!! 😀

    Posted by Nour K | February 22, 2010, 12:19 pm
  19. you had me at “Missed Call” …..
    Excellent Work 🙂

    Posted by Khaled | February 22, 2010, 12:47 pm
  20. b’sharafak, brilliant habibi. Ana bil-loge now that I have read this. Mercitain.

    Posted by joshua Landis | February 22, 2010, 1:26 pm
  21. Very funny!

    QN&MZ, seriously “Arayeb” can make you millionaires (if you are not already:)

    And I would price it at $4.99, not $0.99

    And I would go for the poster too. But please make sure your currently 2D icons are photoshoped into proper iPhone standard icons… add top Glare, crop the top glare (its bottom part with a curve), apply an underglow, then add a sharp drop shadow below the icon


    Posted by Alex | February 22, 2010, 1:39 pm
  22. Excellent! One of my favourite is the QNapp.
    Les analystes politiques manquent tellement d’auto-dérision que cela rend parfois leurs propos vraiment dérisoires..

    Posted by quelqu'une | February 22, 2010, 3:13 pm
  23. What system does your I PHone use , runs on ,

    Posted by norman | February 22, 2010, 11:10 pm
  24. As an Arab who was and still is extremely fond of Arab classical poetry, I feel compelled to ask the author of the blog, Mr. Elias Muhanna, the question posed by Abi Nawwas to all the classical Arab poets over 1500 years. What harm would it do to you, i.e. the poets, if you just sat down and carried on with your lamentations instead of insisting on doing it while standing? May be, with your expertise in the field, you have a convincing argument in support of one or the other Mr. Muhanna.

    I realize my comment is off topic but I feel it is quite relevant with regards to the chosen blog title.


    Posted by Ijlisa Nabki | February 23, 2010, 9:11 am
  25. Mustapha

    If we sit and lament instead of standing, we might fall asleep.

    Posted by Qifa Nabki | February 23, 2010, 9:33 am
  26. brilliant idea!
    other then a poster could be a nice t-shirt print.
    and opens so many possibilities: plastic surgery doctors, coffee with neighbors calendar,..

    Posted by celine | February 23, 2010, 1:45 pm
  27. LOL !!!!
    amazing guys, this is very witty 🙂

    Posted by ZinaComics - illustration | February 23, 2010, 4:29 pm
  28. Surprised there is no “Maid” or “Sri Lankan” app.

    Posted by GG | February 23, 2010, 4:38 pm
  29. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!!
    Can you come up with more? Please!

    Posted by arw | February 25, 2010, 12:13 am
  30. “Rja’ Rja’!” = Classic

    Posted by Maroun | February 25, 2010, 2:58 pm
  31. dunno if i commented before, but this is a fantastic graphic 🙂

    maybe we need a shawarma/knafe app as well 🙂

    i’d love a turkish coffee app too.. served with face of course and no sugar.

    Posted by BuJ | March 1, 2010, 4:09 pm
  32. Is there an app that tells us what Jumblat’s position is at this hour of the day? That’s what we need!!

    Posted by Jozef | July 26, 2010, 10:53 am
  33. will be a big hit

    Posted by norman | July 26, 2010, 11:28 am
  34. This pic was sooo funny 🙂 )

    If you’re interested in cooking, check out a new app called “100 Lebanese Recipes”. Easy to use and high quality pics 😉

    More info @ http://www.lebguide.com/iphone/
    iTunes @ http://tinyurl.com/100-lebanese-recipes

    Posted by Karim El-Khazen | December 17, 2010, 6:17 am

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