8 Helpful Apps For Expats in Ukraine
One of the best offline maps on the market. Download the area you’re interested in and you don’t have to use mobile data again. The map shows tourist attractions, shops and places to eat.
Awesome Kyiv is an English-speaking guide on Kiev, developed by the publishers of a popular eponymous book.
The app includes information about the main historical events, famous residents, arts, culture, sports, literature, traditions and street food in the city.
The full version of Awesome Kyiv has 80 illustrated articles and GPS locations of hidden gems for off-beat city walks. Both free and full version of the guide have a curated list of exciting local events.
Uber has arrived to Kyiv just a few weeks ago and already became a sensation in Kyiv. If you’ve used taxi in Ukraine before, you know it can be hard and shady. Sometimes drivers ask for more money, they can’t converse in English or the car is old and rusty. Uber promises no shady cash payments, clean, insured and relatively new cars and English-speaking drivers.
Another service that just launched in Ukraine. The app allows you to rent a bike in more than 100 cities around the world, Lviv and Kyiv included. You can rent a bike at one station and leave it at any other Nextbike station in the city. The rental stations are relatively scarce for now, but the service in good.
Parking in Kiev (М-Паркування)
This municipal app shows a map of parking spaces, their working hours and the cost per hour. Payment for parking is possible directly from the phone using special scratch-cards or Visa/MasterCard bank cards. The app is not very user-friendly, but it’s convenient.
WiFi Map - Passwords
The app works as a social network where people share passwords to Wi-Fi hotspots in the city. Kyiv has more than 6000 hotspots listed. The app helps users save money on mobile data usage and preserve battery life.
This app offers an impressive map of accessible ATMs all over Ukraine. Users can filter ATMs by banks or networks. Some features are paid-only, but most of it is free.
A must have in Ukraine if you don’t know any Ukrainian or Russian. Just point your camera at the sign and the app will translate it to your language of choice.