Algerian mobility startup temtem launches “super app”


Algerian mobility startup temtem has diversified its offering with the launch of a “super app” that allows users to access a range of services in one place.

Launched in 2018, temtem made its name as a mobility application that allows users to order private drivers and have products delivered.  

The startup raised Series A funding of US$4 million last year to allow it to diversify its product offering, and it has now done this with the launch of Algeria’s first super app, temtem One. The app allows users to access services including temtem ride-hailing and Karos carpooling, various e-commerce and home delivery options, home healthcare services, home-fixing services, and payments for the diaspora.

temtem One already has more than 200,000 customers and 10,000 partners, and touts itself as offering unique access to digital services for the mobile generation. The mobile platform offers basic daily services in one app for quick and easy access through a unified login system and powered by an integrated payment system.

“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 chief executive officer (CEO) of temtem.

The startup becomes the latest African mobility startup to transition into a super app, after the West Africa-based GoZem announced it had done the same last month.


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