Yandex Shows Closest Points of Interest

Internet, February 15, 2010. Now Yandex users can find the closest bank, shoe repair shop or any other business or organization without even providing their current location. To use this feature, all they need to do is download the new Yandex.Bar on their Wi-Fi enabled PC or laptop and it will automatically locate the user and will send this information to Yandex search.

Yandex.Bar is a browser toolbar developed by Yandex to enhance online user experience. The new version has a module, which allows to pinpoint a user’s location with an accuracy of up to 150 meters. Providing the Wi-Fi geolocation feature to its users, Yandex utilizes information from AlterGeo.

Prior to Yandex.Bar, the Wi-Fi geolocation feature has been installed on Yandex.Maps for mobile. Using this feature, mobile owners can find the closest points of interest even when the GPS signal is unavailable.

Currently, Yandex.Bar with Wi-Fi geolocation is available only for Internet Eхplorer. To learn more about other features in the new version of the toolbar, please visit the product’s blog (in Russian). The new Yandex.Bar is available for download at bar.yandex.ru.

Contact:
Media Relations
Vladimir Isaev, Ochir Mandzhikov
Phone: +7 495 739-7000
E-mail: pr@yandex-team.com

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