September 4, 2007

Traffic Map on Mobile Phones

Internet, September 4, 2007. Today, Yandex.Maps has launched a mobile application. Now all Yandex.Maps options, like house and street search, traffic jams in Moscow, satellite view are accessible through mobile phones. Installing mobile maps is as easy as downloading a game or a ringtone: all you need to do is to enter on your phone and to download the application.

For now the application allows to work with the maps of Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Ufa, and Krasnodar. Yandex plans to be adding new cities to this list constantly.

Mobile Yandex.Maps is compatible with any phone that supports Java MIDP2.0, and with any device supporting Symbian or Windows Mobile. In other words it is compatible with any phone model issued starting 2004.

The application uploads only relevant segments of the map, which minimizes the volume and the cost of data traffic.

Besides all options of the "desktop" version, when using a GPS device, mobile maps will show user's location and direction.

Information on traffic jams is still available in the PDA version of Yandex.Maps. Thus, anyone who owns any kind of an internet-connected device now can stay updated on the traffic situation in Moscow.

Yandex became the only internet company, which offers its users an application for all three mobile platforms: Java, Symbian и Windows Mobile.

Elena Kolmanovskaya, Chief Editor
Michael Ushakov, Head of Yandex PR
Phone: +7 495 739-70-00
Fax: +7 495 739-70-70

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