26 April 2007: Yahoo! India has launched two new exciting products for the Indian market, Yahoo! India Our City and Yahoo! India Maps. Yahoo! India Our City featuring 20 cities across India; Yahoo! India Maps covering 170 cities, 4785 towns and 220,000 villages across India
Yahoo! India Our City:
Yahoo! India is a Web 2.0 mashup application from Yahoo! Which is the direct outcome of the internal Hack Day event organized at Yahoo! India R&D where the idea was conceived and productized. Yahoo’s Our City provides dynamically updated perspective of a city by allowing users to explore photos, videos, events, news, weather, blogs and Share these with others.
This product aggregates both editorial and User Generated Content and is currently available for 20 cities across India. These include cities like Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Madurai, Chandigarh, Jaipur and many more. To check the city maps Log on to http://in.ourcity.yahoo.com/
Yahoo! India Maps
Yahoo! India Maps contains features, providing street level search functionality along with street map, satellite map and the additional feature of hybrid maps. Users can search over 170 cities, 4785 towns and over 220,000 villages across India. Detailed search like street name, locality, city, district can be found along with various other important services like hospitals, ATMs, chemists etc. The Map data has been provided by CE Infosystems and is compliant with the guidelines provided by the Government of India. To see Yahoo!India Maps log on to http://in.maps.yahoo.com.
“We are extremely excited to partner with Yahoo! India in their latest endeavor. In addition to the GPS-based nation-wide road network navigable maps, CE Info Systems will keep providing world-classs professional service for content enhancement” says Rakesh Verma, CEO, CE Info Systems.
“At Yahoo! we innovate to enhance the end user experience and Yahoo! India Our City and Yahoo! India Maps are example of this. The emergence of Web 2.0 and user generated content offer our users a unique local offering” said George Zacharias, MD Yahoo! India.