10 popular apps for iOS and Android, created by Russian developers




Hundreds of thousands or millions of users, the Russian and international recognition – this is a generalized portrait of an application from a selection of Mail.ru. Another thing in common – they are all made in Russia. Can mobile apps be the cause of national pride? Undoubtedly.
Client “VKontakte”

For the most popular social network in Russia and neighboring countries (315 million users), developers have created a simple and user-friendly application. It provides access to the main newswire, allows you to chat with friends (and no dedicated messenger for this download is not necessary). You can leave comments, add posts to your favorites to work with photos, presentations, links, and all other content, which is replete with “VKontakte”.


Mobile social network client also provides access to all audio and video files that are stored in a virtual library. Appendix “VKontakte” is not inferior to the web version (roughness with the rights to the music, we’re sure can be overcome). In addition, it has the functions of the audio alerts and pop-up messages that the user did not miss anything. There are versions for iOS , Android and Windows Phone .
myMail from My.com

myMail – mobile email client, published My.com, American “daughter» Mail.Ru Group. Do not myMail web version; service from the beginning was developed for mobile devices. Therefore, users are exempt from having to remember and enter complex passwords – a box tied to a phone number.


In addition to the safe and easy access, attractive features are My.com message encryption, the ability to fine-tune the notifications, excellent design (user-friendly interface, stylish appearance) and the ability to collect client correspondence from different mailboxes (Gmail, Hotmail, Live, Outlook, MSN , iCloud, AOL, Yandex, Rambler, QIP, Mail.Ru, Yahoo plus any protocols IMAP and POP3). It is not surprising that a year after the launch of myMail became a leader among the “mnogoyaschichnyh” e-mail clients on Android and iOS .
“Alfa-Bank” from the “Alfa-Bank”

Official application “Alfa-Bank” with half a million active users makes it possible to use the “Mobile Banking” Alpha Mobile “” from any mobile device, including the most ancient pushbutton phones. With the application “Alfa Bank” can monitor the status of accounts, admire capitalization of interest on deposits, receive the balance in their costs in the form of charts and plan these same expenses in advance.


In addition, you can transfer money to other persons, to buy foreign currency without left standing in the queue to the exchangers, pay for mobile communications, the Internet and the traffic police fines. Unfortunately, more serious operations such as a loan or open a new deposit require a visit to a real (immobile) bank, but even then the application is ready to help, prompting the user to a list of nearby branches and ATMs. All of this is packed into the corporate red and white interface. There are versions for Android , iOS and Windows Phone .
2 Star Walk of Vito Technology

Star Walk 2 – a miniature observatory. A simple listing of functions not give representation about a unique product. Star Walk 2 is not simply draws in the sky tens of constellations and with meticulous precision shows how to move around the Earth comets and neighboring planet. All the information on the screen is updated in real time; for maximum accuracy Star Walk 2 uses GPS, determine your exact coordinates. The most interesting feature Star Walk 2 – opportunity to squander time. Due to the small wheel on the right side of the screen you will be able to turn the Earth and the Sun, as it pleases, creating a fantastically beautiful stellar performances. No wonder the series Star Walk applications received so many positive comments and awards, including the Webby Awards and the Apple Design Award. Can be downloaded on iOS and Android .


When you examine all the constellations, look at all the information and legends associated with the distant celestial bodies in the Star Walk 2, you can buy additional materials, including models of satellites, a detailed map of the solar system, nebulae, galaxies, and other mysteries of deep space. This is the best app for those who are drawn to the stars.
«Lingvo Dictionaries” from ABBYY

The most functional and detailed dictionary of all available on mobile systems – not just a translator, but an entire linguistic laboratory. For a base price of purchased 50 different dictionaries for 30 languages; for an additional fee, you can buy more than 200 – including intelligent, scientific, medical, culinary, legal and others. Application from ABBYY contains all the classic features of dictionaries – and knows a lot more. You can, for example, take a picture of the text, and the program will translate it. You can organize yourself exercises for memorizing words with special cards. You can optionally connect a bunch of specialized articles – and so on.


«Lingvo Dictionaries” – an indispensable application for translators and linguists. Afraid of the abundance of built-shopping is not necessary – all you need to translate simple texts, included as standard, and even narrow specialists hardly have to buy more than one or two additional dictionaries. Available applications for iOS , Android and Windows Phone .
Aviasales from JetRadar

In the most popular site in Russia to select the flight there is a popular mobile application that does not leave the tops App Store and Google Play since its release. Aviasales searches on 728 airlines (including low cost carriers and charters), 100 agencies and 5 reservation systems.


The program can analyze the air from the perspective of value for money, offering in the first place the most favorable options. It is possible to build complex routes, various filters for a more detailed search, and a special “price calendar” where you can select the optimal date for flights. You can also add interest to you in the direction of favorites and get real-time notifications of lowering prices. And for iOS, Android and available widgets to track price changes in real time. Convenient, smart and regularly updated mobile app – really indispensable thing for travelers. Supports all platforms: iOS , Android , Windows Phone .
Kaspersky Internet Security from the “Kaspersky Lab”

One of the most popular anti-virus solutions planet – as in the case of the PC, and in the case of mobile operating systems. After a quick registration KIS immediately asked to check for viruses and other rogue programs. In addition to a full, quick or spot check Internet Security can filter voice calls and SMS, and act as a type of “Anti-Theft” (delete data from a stolen phone and search for the latter). For 300 rubles a year in KIS open function continuously running in the background antivirus, web filter (protection against phishing sites), hide contacts, calls and SMS, and SMS blocking suspicious and dangerous links.


The only thing you can blame this application – interface designers who decided to invent everything themselves, resulting in learning to work with it comes too long. Versions are available for iOS and Android .
“English with LinguaLeo»

Great app to learn English. The latest versions of the interface LinguaLeo radically changed (became much more modern and comfortable), and opportunities for learning English has become even greater. Many kinds of tests and exercises of varying complexity, game elements and usability inculcate a love of the English language to both adults and children.


To work without restrictions need to pay a subscription – 149 rubles per month, or 990 rubles a year (and often the action – for example, at the time of this writing, over 149 rubles offers 2 additional weeks). There are apps for Android , iOS and Windows Phone .
“Antivirus Dr.Web» by Doctor Web

Another Russian anti-virus, which is known throughout the world and is in demand as we do, and abroad. Is able to protect the system from viruses in the background, scan the memory device, enter contacts in the black list and to act as a web filter, blocking several categories of sites to choose from (chat, email, social networks, etc.). It also has a built-in “anti-theft” and firewall.


Pro-free version runs for two weeks, after which you must purchase an annual license (there is an option with a lifetime license price of 2600 rubles). Supported Platforms: Android and iOS .
ivi.ru from Ivi.ru LLC

Online Movies, allows you to watch movies and TV shows in the highest quality (for this, of course, need a good internet connection) – both free and for money. Excellent modern interface, fast work, an extensive catalog of videos with all new products, individual pages of actors and film awards, a good selection of films, manually compiled by editors of the website – for all this ivi.ru rightly be counted among the market leaders of online rental movie and TV series.


Allows you to subscribe ivi + (299 rubles per month), which opens more than a thousand specially selected the best contemporary films. Customers have a theater iOS and Android .

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