Navigation “Yandex” will be paid for commercial users.
Maps Yandex will be paid
Yandex will charge a fee with taxi companies, courier services and other business uses for commercial purposes Yandex.Card.
Testing a new format starts this year.
A commercial license will be a new channel of monetization of geo-services. Conditions for their use will develop after the test. The model will be similar to that operating in the service Cards for business, allowing to use geospatial data and technologies of Yandex in third-party projects: there are free limits and pay the use and functionality can be customized for the client and its objectives.
De facto Yandex.Navigator already requires payment for commercial use, said the owner of one of the projects in the field of courier for e-commerce.
“The developers have warned if you exceed a certain monthly limit requests from one server the system will start to malfunction. After we went out for about 1 thousand queries a month, it just happened. Then we turned in Yandex, and we were told that the commercial use costs money,” – says the source of Kommersant.
According to experts, taxi drivers and couriers a lot of moving around the city with the included Navigator that allows you to continuously receive the traffic information. If they begin to go to competitors services, Yandex may lose a large amount of data about traffic jams.
“The obvious risks, would be willing to pay is not all, it is important to find a balance between the outflow of a business audience because of the limitations on the one hand and attracted profit — other”,— said the Director of the Department of research and development of the company 2GIS Pavel Mochalkin.
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