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Meet the man behind popular ‘honesty’ app Sarahah

RIYADH: Fizzing with boyish exuberance, Saudi programmer Zainalabdin Tawfiq could be mistaken for a college freshman, but the popularity of his "honesty" SARAHAH app has shone a spotlight on the conservative kingdom's nascent tech scene. Tawfiq catapulted to fame when he took time out of his day job as a business analyst last year to develop an anonymous messaging tool called Sarahah -- honesty in Arabic -- that subsequently topped the charts for app downloads. Initially conceived as a tool for soliciting bluntly frank…

Is there really any ‘trick’ to know sender name in Sarahah?

Forget Ludo Star, or even Facebook and Snapchat for a moment, because a new social media mobile app has taken over the internet and millions of users are going crazy about it – and that’s Sarahah. The app created by Saudi developer ZainAlabdin Tawfiq allows users to receive anonymous comments. According to a description of Sarahah, the app "helps you in discovering your strengths and areas for improvement by receiving honest feedback from your employees and your friends in a private manner." Sarahah has been the top…