Yandex Maps Mobile Application Problems

Yandex Maps Mobile Application Problems

Dec 15

As we have told about new Yandex services that has been released in Turkey, the service is easy to use and helpful for the people on the streets with its mobile application. Yandex is trying to boost the usage of their products in Turkey with online advertisements inside social media resources. But on the other had there are some problems with the mobile applications that should be fixed immediately before losing first time users.

One of the biggest problem is application language. In my company some of the users complained from language problem. they have installed the app to their IPhone iOS 5 and Android Honeycomb phones but the application was installed in Russian language. Their device language and rom were English. Turkish users managed to install Turkish version of application. So we uninstalled the Russian version of the app and then switched the phone language from English to Turkish. After this change, we reinstalled the application and see its in Turkish. We switched back to English on device but the remained in Turkish as we desire. At least we questioned isn’t there any English version of the app? It seems to be configured Russian by default.

The other big problem is search service inside the app. For example if you write on of the most popular places like İstiklal (Independence) Street in İstanbul, the app returns with no result. If you write in the search box as İstiklal Caddesi İstanbul (İstiklal Street İstanbul in English), it finds a  different place than real İstiklal Street. Location is wrong but not only that, also it finds nothing if you just write İstiklal Street without writing İstanbul next to it. Taksim Meydanı (Taksim Square) is another search keyword whish is not been found. Search box does not have an autocomplete or correction mechanism. It would be useful for mobile users. Because it is not so much comfortable to write long search parameters on mobile devices. You should make it easier for your customers.

Bravo Turk Telekom! Bravo GETEM from Bogazici University!

Bravo Turk Telekom! Bravo GETEM from Bogazici University!

Dec 02

Türk Telekom started a new service called “Audio Books” with the help of GETEM from Boğaziçi University. It’s a service for visually-impaired people that reads hundreds of books when person called a specific phone number, which is 0800 219 91 91(for its commercial [1]). It’s a superb idea and superb work from GETEM and Türk Telekom. It’s socially responsible and very thoughtful project for humanity. I want to support both organizations in any means necessary on this project. Bravo Türk Telekom! Bravo GETEM from Boğaziçi University!

[1]  http://goo.gl/ijt6T

The Idea Behind Online Music Stores

The Idea Behind Online Music Stores

Nov 23

Once upon a time, I was a part of one of the biggest online music services in Turkey as technical leader. There was not a strong local rival in those days and global players like Google Music were not existed. But for the new versions of the platform, the main concept in our mind was accessing your music lists from anywhere, anytime. Generating recommended music lists or radio channels related with a recommendation engine or your mood, sharing them with your friends over social media and becoming a DJ of the day among your friends.

The idea was connected with increasing data usage of the users to increase income of the platform. Because the platform had been built for a telecommunication company. Store and online music content was being provided by some subsidiaries. So there was no need to implement a cloud storage. Because of the budget reserved for the project and the  focus shifts have not let the platform turned into a ubiquitous platform like I told above.

What about today, read more to learn…

Turkcell and BOUN’ s Mobile Marketing Book On Shelves

Turkcell and BOUN’ s Mobile Marketing Book On Shelves

Feb 26

Turkcell Mobile Marketing Team has announced their first book to fill the gaps in the market with Bogazici University cooperation, named ‘Mobile Marketing – Fundamentals and Strategy’. Turkcell has the Europe’ s biggest permitted database with nearly 12 million users and the company has many different products on mobile marketing. So the company has very large experience and customized products for different segments. You can reach to a list of solutions from here, provided by the team.

Why do I think there is a need for this kind of books? Here it is…

Turkcell extends the value of Microsoft’ s Tag

Turkcell extends the value of Microsoft’ s Tag

Feb 19

Two days ago Süreyya Ciliv,CEO of Turkcell announced “As an established innovator in mobile marketing, our mission is to integrate mobile channels into the marketing mix for 360-degree marketing, as well as create additional revenues and expand mobile marketing through interactive experiences and advertising applications”. This announcement was from the roll out of new mobile marketing service called MobilKod built by Turkcell. The system is integrated with Microsoft Tag’ s mobile tagging technology behind. Here is the the news from Microsoft Press. As an R&D engineer of Turkcell Technology it was a proud for us because Turkcell has been the first mobile operator to extend the value of Microsoft Tag.

What can you do with MobilKod? Read more to access some info about the service in a nutshell.

A List Of TED Talks

A List Of TED Talks

Feb 14

Hi folks,

This morning I have received a google doc link for TED talks by email. I can’ t remember how many speakers I follow on TED sessions, but I can say there are lots of charming ideas in speeches. You’re going to find different speakers from different sectors who stands out with their successes in their areas.  Until now I have found lots of chances to share my knowledge in some conferences and private seminars in technical and non-technical manner. But TED talks have separate ambiance and aim inside it. Maybe one day I can get the stage to share my past experience with community, who knows it Winking smile The best side of the link is periodic updates over documentSmile There are currently 875 session records inside it with different categories. I hope you will bookmark it and enjoy in your spare timesWinking smile

 

Here is the link.