App Agent

NameO uses AI to teach kids new vocabularies.
Startup name
App Agent
Founding date
April 2017
Total team member
Startup stage
Education, Mobile
Product usage or interact
Mobile/Tablet (iOS), Mobile/Tablet (Android), API
Gaza, Palestine

Elevator pitch

Our app NameO, is the first kids’ mobile app that translates pictures to words. Children would capture photos of things in their environment to learn their names in Arabic and/or English. NameO targets kids who are interested in learning new words in Arabic and/or English in Arab and Western worlds.


Ayman Alderawi

Ayman Al Dirawi is a software engineer and project manager with ten years of experience. He currently heads the software engineering sector at a local bank in Gaza, Palestine. He received his BS (2007) and MS (2013) in computer engineering from the Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza - Palestine.

Mustafa Jaber

Dr. Mustafa Jaber is a computer vision engineer where he performs research and development work in the area of deep learning and machine vision. Dr. Jaber received a PhD in imaging science from the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, in 2012.

Business model

Target customer

Parents of kids from age 2 to 8 years old.

Customer acquisition strategy

B2B (targeting schools, preschools, and early education centers )

Revenue model

The app will be free to download with a limited number of free image auto-captions. Users could buy extra tools and features to capture more images (that is, to recognize more objects, and to learn more vocabularies).

Market info

Market size

$ 498,000,000,000


The anticipated global turnover for language services already stands at USD 49.8 billion for the year 2019 []

Startup traction

Prototype stage

Other information

6,000 USD from UCAS Technology Incubator – Gaza, Palestine to fund the first version of NameO app.
1,000 USD from PICTI - NameO App idea was the first winner of Digital contest – Expotech 2016 [Gaza, Palestine].

Publication date: 27 September 2017