Yandex is something similar to a Russian version of Google, a technological company whose main activity revolves around its search engine, although it has also had time and money to develop its own online music streaming platform, its own mapping and navigation app, a web browser, and now its transport service to compete with Uber, Cabify, mytaxi, and other similar applications.
The taxi service developed by Yandex.
Well, it actually only manages to compete inside Russia and surrounding countries that are still under the influence of the former USSR. In other words, you won't be able to use this app in New York (although the app shows you a list of alternative taxi companies in your area) but you will be able to take advantage of its features if you travel to Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Baku, Batumi or Chisinau, amongst other places. They're all probably on your future holiday destination list.
How does Yandex Taxi work?
The Android application in APK format of this service is very easy to use. In fact, if you're already familiar with Uber or Cabify, how it works is none the different. Before ordering your taxi, the best thing to do is to log in (you only need a telephone number, no emails or Facebook accounts are necessary) and input your payment details to make it much quicker when you reach your destination. You can also pay in cash but just imagine that you catch a Yandex.Taxi when you've just landed at Domodedovo Airport without a single ruble in your pocket... It's better to have your credit card stored in the app.
The Cabify of the countries of Russian influence.
From there on, choose the pickup spot on the map or introduce the address manually and choose the kind of vehicle you need. There are several types to choose from the price of which increases as you gain in space and comfort. Choose whichever one suits you the best and just wait for Alexei, Mihail or Pavel to come to pick you up. Remember that you can also get discounts for your journeys if you manage to find a promotional code.