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Yango launches new product

BY: Maclean Kwofi
Yango
Yango tests ‘Yango Maps’ in Ghana, first time on the African continent

 

Yango, an international brand specialised in urban mobility, has launched a new product for the Ghanaian market known as Yango Maps.

Yango Maps is the ultimate app for navigating in the city, and it has been designed to help both citizens with and without cars to explore the city in the fastest and most convenient way.

The new product is packed with useful features that can help anyone get around the city with comfort and ease.

Among the key features are: searching for an exact location and info about places and finding them easily with photo previews, real-time traffic forecasts to avoid traffic jams, the ability to use maps in the offline mode and more.

Feedback

The Head of Yango Africa, Adeniyi Adebayo, in an interview with the media in Accra, said the new Yango Maps offer users an opportunity to contribute to the maps themselves by providing feedback and adding places of interest, thus helping to develop local map areas.

He said for persons who prefer to move around the city in their cars, Yango Maps would offer voice navigation prompts with directions for turns, speed limits, accidents, and roadworks, faster route recommendations in case traffic conditions require changes to directions on the map, and offline maps for easy navigation.

According to him, pedestrians can also enjoy the possibility of ordering a Yango ride directly from the app, switching between map, satellite, or hybrid map types depending on the situation and can also be able to save cafes, shops, and other favorite spots to “My places” to view them on other devices.

These saved places will also be available in the Yango ride-hailing app. Users of the app can set routes for any kind of transport they prefer.

Yango technologies

Offices, shops and places of interest can be easily found with the help of Yango Maps with detailed address results (entrances and driveways included). Contact information, working hours, list of services, photos, visitor reviews, and user ratings are also to be included in the business's detailed card.

“We are excited to bring the new product to the market of Ghana. Yango technologies excel in route building which helps our navigator to build the most convenient and to-the-point routes, and adjust them, even when the user is already on the move.

"With an enhanced option allowing us to receive direct feedback and guidance from local audiences, we aim to make the in-app database domestically-based and truly definitive,” Mr Adebayo said.