Public Private Partnership and Smart City: An Investigation into the Navigation App “Makani”

Mohamed Salama*, Hind Zantout, Sakeena El Hussien

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Today there are several navigation apps, but a dedicated app, Makani, was developed to suit specific needs of Dubai. The aim of this paper is to investigate the navigation app Makani from several perspectives, including its role in a smart city and how it represents a varied example of the traditional concept of Public Private Partnership and where within that context the Makani app can be placed. The paper concludes with a usability study on the app examining four user experience criteria: content, format, accuracy, and ease of use to identify aspects of the app that will contribute to its success.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Computing. SAI 2023
EditorsKohei Arai
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783031379635
ISBN (Print)9783031379628
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2023
EventComputing Conference 2023 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 Jun 202323 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


ConferenceComputing Conference 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Navigation App
  • Public Private Partnership
  • Smart City

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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