GeniTeam working with – a WebOS – in Pakistan

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Update: Please see the clarifications in the comments – GeniTeam is working on specific applications and portions of this O.S.

Special thanks to all of the parties involved in coming here to clarify this for everyone.

The Web-based OS market is something that I am greatly curious about. It seems like a very tough thing to build from a technical perspective, and business value is hard to get immediately. Previously I have covered WebOS’s here, and here.

I was impressed to learn though, that GeniTeam in Lahore has been developing is working on specific applications for the web OS for one of their clients. GeniTeam is an offshore “development partner” company that is focused on the web 2.0 vertical, and have an interesting set of expertese in Rich Internet Application development under their belt. They were also shortlisted for the MITCEF BAF program.

The WebOS in itself is more feature rich in comparison with some of the others, featuring a full web browser, a complete Office suite (thanks to a partnership with Zoho), email, file sharing, and third party services such as youtube.

GeniTeam has built strong ties with LUMS to both evaluate and also to recruit top-performing engineers which involves direct collaboration with LUMs Ms students. I am told that 80% of their team is made up of people from LUMS.

Impressive, but I’ll reserve my thoughts on the business model as a whole (like Wikis, its a business model that is hard for me to immediately understand).

Hit this link below to see a demo video and also look at a screenshot. I have to warn you though — this “matrix” style “web browser inside a web browser” really made me dizzy. 3rd parties

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  • Being founder of GeniTeam – I disagree with exagurated comments made in the blog. I am surprise, you revealed the information which is yet not on GeniTeam’s website. (

    Definately is a very impressive application, but please consult GeniTeam before commenting about us.

    Thanks a bunch
    Khurram Samad

  • I dont find anything like this on GeniTeam site even on news section

    Isnt this surprising?

  • Actually I got this info from your site back in June/July. When did you guys remove it?

    I generally only comment on public info… I can confirm that I dont know either of you, and that no one at geniteam or related to them has leaked it to me in some back-alley secret sort of way.

    So my suggestion is that you check where the information is coming out of.

    If you want to add clarifications to these exaggerated comments feel free to add a clarification rather than posting rhetorical questions.

  • So what does a “Web OS” mean here? is it Multithreaded? Multi-Tasking application or provide a generic framework to write applications?

  • For the record, the Global Hosted Operating SysTem ( is developed in Palestine and Israel. A small independent application that runs over the operating system was outsourced to the GeniTeam in Pakistan.

    Tareq Maayah

  • Thanks for reviewing (even if you got it wrong about being developed by GeniTeam in Pakistan).

    The team is working hard to add more and more cool applications to – we already integrated with a rich e-mail/calendar/contacts application, full office suite, widgets, games and more and are working hard to give every person a complete free “Virtual Computer” on the Web available from any browser.


  • Zvi, Tareq and people from Geniteam, thank you very much for your clarifications — this is an amazing experience in showing the strengths of new media and the power of community.

    I do reaffirm my thoughts that the O.S. is very impressive in terms of how much can be achieved by it.

  • @Adnan, I dont know, but since all the parties involved with this are here maybe they could help answer this q?

    As I said, I get dizzy just thinking about how this would work.

  • Finally, Green & White is posting interesting stories. I have a suggestion though; can you please shorten down your list of “tags”? — it’s very unimpressive to see new tags used for each and every post; resulting in the long list on the right.

  • Will try Jay. WordPress has its limitations though.

  • Osama, depending on what plugin you are using for tag management, you can easily adjust the appearance and number of visible tags.

  • @Osama – I think you can dedicate a separate Page for Tags and remove them from the Main Page.

  • This application is quite futuristic in the way that it will make sharing a totally new phenomenon, napster etc, would sound like pre-historic as soon as the gains popular usage.

    Imagine countless users connected to a singular O.S with personalized interfaces but similar/shared resources. Being shared, on similar platform the users will seamlessly engage with each other. My God! Facebook, Orkut, Youtube, google etc etc would become dependent on to access their market.

    World Wide Web, as we know it today, will become just a supporting platform for the hi-level “virtual web world” where everyone can come play, learn, exchange, live, work without any boundaries. must surely be haunting a lot of heavy weights around the web globe. Anyone know if Microsoft, Google or any other giant is vying to buy out or even just buy & bury so that their distributed, sgregated, each item for a price business model can sustain a little longer?!

  • I am already beginning to like the GeniTeam. Must be a wild pack of rebels, all streaming with crrazzy ideas and visionary light years away business models. Exciting to meet I believe 😉

  • is by far the best WebOS I’ve seen in a while. I think its mostly due to the fact that it’s based in Flash, whereas most other WebOS’s that I’ve seen are JavaScript based. Dizzying stuff indeed … although I still don’t get what WebOS’s are all about.
    I still feel that the browser, even Firefox :p, in its current incarnation is too limited an environment to run an ‘operating system’. Internet bandwidth is another issue.
    If a WebOS is all about shared desktop/space, then there are a lot of other alternatives out there …

  • [Jaffer]…I understand the user experience limitations that you have pointed out.

    But I don’t think that there are ANY other alternatives out there yet; atleast the ones made public or exposed 😉 so far. Wikis, blogs, community share etc stuff exists but all these have limitations with regards to knowledge about their existence, the user permission based slowed down/blocked sharing, jumping between pages and sites, pop ups etc.

    Whereas the way I would personally see develop is a one view, one space platform with everything behind accessible to the entire community. Therefore the individual CPUs become a virtual communal repositorty of the fraternity.

    The confidence building element here would the unified OS that would ensure an anti-hack environment thus liberating the sharing process.

    I don’t know, I may be totally off the hook but I am fascinated with the possibilities of this idea itself.

  • Geniteam is ofcourse light years ahead… :).. They are all very innovative and people with cool heads and hot ideas. But ofcourse it takes more than that to become what they want to become. They are heading straight into that direction best of luck.

    Zahid Irfan,
    Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering,
    GIK Institute,Topi, Swabi

  • Muhammad Asif Razzaque

    What is this; a Mutual Praise Club?!

  • Hola!

    What do you think about Apple Iogo? >:)

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