toggle

AAPL Stock: 94.49 ( + 0.55 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

iOS 6 Maps integrates with Yandex search in Russia

updated 12:41 pm EDT, Mon September 17, 2012

Tech delivers local information, but requires separate app

For Russian data, Apple's iOS 6 Maps app is integrated with a popular local search engine, Yandex, according to TechCrunch sources. If a person browses Russian maps, the Yandex geosearch API is said to kick in, presenting basic details about streets, businesses, and other content. Tapping on an item to get extra details pops people into Yandex's own iOS app, or redirects them to the App Store if they don't already have the software.

Apple has tried to distance itself from Google in iOS 6; the company has removed any Google Maps data, and is also no longer preloading a YouTube app, leaving Google to offer its own through the App Store. Without Google mapping info however Apple has been forced to turn to a host of third parties to fill in the gaps, such as TomTom. Another issue has been things like transit directions, which have been removed from iOS' Maps in favor of connecting to third-party software in the same style as Yandex.

iOS 6 will be available through iTunes and iCloud starting on September 19th. The first device to have the firmware preloaded, the iPhone 5, goes on sale two days later.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Razer Kraken Pro headset

Gaming headphones are a challenge to get right, for a long list of reasons that are unique to the consumer buying them. Some shoppers ...

Patriot Aero Wireless Mobile Drive

Regardless of how large a tablet you buy, you always want more space. There's always one more movie or another album you'd cram on, ...

Patriot Fuel+ 6000 and 9000mAh batteries

Mobile device batteries are better than they used to be, but there's always a scenario where users could use more juice. Upgrade manu ...

toggle

Most Commented