Yandex, Russian search engine has launched a new beta feature to search for mobile apps dubbed "Yandex.AppSearch".
Yandex.AppSearch returns results for all mobile operating system platforms, and it doesn't require the exact name of an app in order to deliver relevant results. In addition to various keywords and other ranking factors, the search algorithm also takes app ratings into account when returning results.
"All results are returned in Russian, even if the initial query was in English. However, if a particular app is not written in Russian, the app will still be returned."
"Yandex search for mobile applications is the first Yandex service whose mobile version was launched before its desktop release," said Denis Ivanov, project manager.
"When making and developing our services, we are directed by, first and foremost, their practical application. Creating a service primarily for mobile products requires creating a mobile product," Ivanov said.