Algeria-based mobility startup temtem has launched its super app, temtem one.
Founded in 2017 by Kamel Haddar, the app first started off as a ride-hailing service provider and has now become the country’s first super app, providing several services on the one platform including ordering groceries, online shopping, at-home healthcare, home repairs and payment services along with ride hailing and carpooling.
“We design 100 per cent ‘made in Algeria’ products and services that serve local needs with one goal: improve people’s lives, by getting the services that matter more easily and even innovative services that do not exist elsewhere. For example, my mother who lives abroad, can now gift her sister living in Oran a mobile phone, delivered in one hour,” said Kamel Haddar, founder and CEO of temtem One.
temtem’s super app also helps merchants and stores accelerate their e-commerce growth by providing them with the opportunity to digitise their inventory and shipping processes. It also helps create more job opportunities for drivers and freelance repairers by tapping into the services that the platform now offers.
temtem has so far serviced 200,000 customers and counts 10,000 partners on its super app.
“We are very proud to have been able to pivot quickly during the crisis and meet the changing demands of society and consumers,” said Kamel Haddar. “I was impressed by temtem One teams, who were willing and able to evolve day after day and urgently deliver the first versions of the application, despite covid-19 constraints”.
temtem is not the only mobility startup in the region that has recently evolved into a super app. The UAE’s Careem and Egypt’s Halan have also tried to counteract the travel slump caused by the Covid-19 crisis by doubling down on payment and delivery solutions.
Also, during Covid19 period, Egypt-based Halan added payment and parcel delivery service to its platform.