The leading Russian search engine company Yandex has released Yandex.Navigator, a free satellite navigation app for iPhone/iPad and Android with turn-by-turn voice directions in Russia and Ukraine, the company announced. Yandex already has Yandex.Maps and Yandex.Traffic apps. Yandex.Navigator app is based on the mapping service Yandex.Maps which continually updates its content providing drivers with up-to-date maps and road grids. Yandex.Navigator has detailed maps of over 500 cities in Russia and Ukraine.
The free mobile application for drivers, Yandex.Navigator features:
- automatic routing for Russia and Ukraine;
- automatic route re-calculation;
- 2D/3D modes and vector map for Moscow;
- search for locations, addresses and amenities including drug stores, ATMs, gas stations etc.;
- adding addresses to favorites;
- warnings about traffic conditions (accidents, roadworks, etc.) and speed cameras;
- night mode;
- additional information about buildings and other places on the map.
It’ll be interesting to see if Yandex.Navigator app is going to undercut paid navigation apps of iGO (NNG), Navigon (Garmin), Navitel and Sygic.