SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government has teamed up with translation startup Flitto to introduce a language free zone along Cheonggyecheon Stream.
According to Flitto on Friday, a language free zone service will be available in eight locations around Cheonggyecheon Stream, presenting information in different languages in tandem with the company’s mobile app.
The ‘language free zone’ project won Seoul’s open tourism startup audition back in April, using QR codes to translate signs and brochures in 10 languages including English, Chinese, and Thai, to help international visitors enjoy their time in the South Korean capital.
Flitto currently offers sign translation services in 10 languages, which can be used by downloading an app and taking a picture of the sign to be translated
Beginning with Cheonggyecheon Stream, Flitto plans to introduce its language free zone service at other main tourist spots, and extend its image translation service.