one of the latest graduates from the .ME
Premium Domain Program is taking the world of offline maps by storm!
This startup uses OpenStreetMap data to provide access to highly
detailed offline maps of, virtually, every country in the world.
Formerly known as MapsWithME, MAPS.ME is available for iOS, Android and
BlackBerry, and it boasts over 4 million users from all parts of the
In addition to having the entire world at your fingertips the app offers
plenty of other features that make your travel light (and carefree),
like the ability to bookmark the places of interest and share the
current location via text message. And with the rebranding to MAPS.ME,
the service also underwent some major improvements to the core
functionalities such as simplification of search process by adding
"search by address".
"When making a decision to rebrand to a new name, we were guided by the
principle 'Simplicity is perfection'", says Yury Melnichek, the CEO and
founder of MAPS.ME. "And MAPS.ME is shorter, more searchable and much
more appealing, especially to our non-English users base. After finding
the perfect name, revamping the user interface and improving the search,
I can proudly say that we are on the right way to make the best offline
maps experience in the world".
"With the vast number of online businesses and service the difference
between success and failure can be whether or not customers
remember your name. We were well awar of this when we launched .ME
Premium Domain Program and the allocation of MAPS.ME came as a
reassurance. It is easy to see that there is a perfect match between a
memorable domain and an extremely handy service. I am sure they will
keep making the travel experience better in the years to come", says
Predrag Lesic, the CEO of the .ME
To learn how MAPS.ME became a global success story, read an interview
with Yury Melnichek at .ME
To learn more about the .ME Registry, .ME Premium Domain Program and
many clever uses of the .ME domain, go to http://Domain.ME/.
About the .ME Registry:
The .ME Registry (the d.b.a. of doMEn, d.o.o.) was chosen by the
government of Montenegro to operate the new .ME domain name extension.
.ME Registry partners include ME-net,
is a Montenegrin registrar and its founders are leaders of the ICT
sector in Montenegro, who among other things participated in a
successful privatization of Montenegrin largest ISP. GoDaddy,
the world's largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses,
is the world's No. 1 domain name registrar. Afilias
Limited is headquartered in Ireland and is a leading registry
services provider, supporting more than 15 million domains worldwide.
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