SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – First-generation venture businessman Jeon Jae-wan, who created the ‘Freechal’ online community, is now seeking success in America by launching a global video communication service.
The social network based service will be called ‘Air Live’, and will offer a place where users can share the videos they are watching with other friends, and communicate with one another.
Other than having a timeline and chat features, users can stream live broadcasts, video chat and send video messages. By using ‘Face Chatting’, a maximum of four people can have a videoconference together, and as many as 1,000 people can chat at the same time. The ‘Video Message’ feature allows users to send personal messages to friends or loved ones, and also send out group messages.
According to Air Live, the company published an article on Tech Crunch, a global media portal specializing in IT, introducing the features of the service.
Jeon commented on their efforts in the Tech Crunch piece. “We tested various applications of all telecommunication service providers in the field for seven months. By running numerous tests in America, Air Live, which was developed in Korea, could overcome the slower internet speed and network environment of the U.S.”
After leaving Freechal in 2002, Jeon established a venture company called YuaJjang, which developed a visual shopping application. In 2010, a group live broadcasting application called Jjang Live was launched, and attracted 2.3 million members. Jeon changed the name of the service to Air Live in order to appeal to the global market.
Air Live is offering their service to users in 150 countries, in five different languages – Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese and Thai. They plan to expand the service to 10 languages including German, French and Spanish, before the end of this year.
Jeon is confident about the service making it in the U.S. market. “Having a high interest in live streaming services since Meerkat and Periscope were launched, the American market thinks highly of Air Live’s technology. We are confident that the positive response will lead to attracting investment.”
By Kevin Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)