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Major Financial Institutions Launch Open Banking Service

Major Financial Institutions Launch Open Banking Service

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A so-called “open banking” service, which allows users to withdraw and transfer money from multiple bank accounts using just one mobile application, will be put into operation on a trial basis. Ten major South Korean banks, including KB Kookmin Bank and Shinhan Bank, began piloting open banking at 9 [...]

More than 110,000 Downloads of Seoul Safety App

More than 110,000 Downloads of Seoul Safety App

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ansimi App, a safety app designed by the Seoul Metropolitan Government to help citizens return home safely at night, has reached 110,000 downloads just 11 months since its introduction. Ansimi App is connected to some 40,000 closed-circuit television feeds installed across Seoul to monitor real-time situations and provide [...]

Serial Version of Latest BTS Doc, ‘Bring the Soul,’ to Hit Mobile App

Serial Version of Latest BTS Doc, ‘Bring the Soul,’ to Hit Mobile App

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — “Bring the Soul: The Movie,” the latest documentary film featuring global band BTS, will be released in a new mobile version this month on an application for BTS fans, the band’s management agency said Friday. The first of the six episodes of the mobile version, “Bring the Soul: Docu-Series,” [...]

Late-night Taxi-sharing App Launches

Late-night Taxi-sharing App Launches

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A new late-night taxi-sharing and matching service was launched in Seoul on Thursday. The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) and the service’s operator, Kornatus, announced the launch of the “Banban (half-half in Korean) Taxi” service. Banban Taxi is a mobile application-based service that matches passengers with similar routes so that [...]

BitWallet Launches Its Revolutionary Cryptocurrency App for Apple Devices

BitWallet Launches Its Revolutionary Cryptocurrency App for Apple Devices

HOUSTON, Apr. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Today, the BitWallet company launches a powerful new cryptocurrency wallet for Apple devices, which now make cryptocurrency transactions possible to anyone with an iPhone or iPad.  Available on the AppStore, it enables customers to store, send, and receive Bitcoin as well as other major ‘altcoins’.   A hit with consumers, [...]

FSS to Begin Trial Service of AI App to Fight Phone Scams

FSS to Begin Trial Service of AI App to Fight Phone Scams

SEOUL, Mar. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s financial watchdog said Sunday it will launch a trial service of an artificial intelligence (AI) app to help people better combat telephone scams. The AI app, which will be available for customers of state-run Industrial Bank of Korea for three months from Monday, offers real-time voice analysis [...]

S. Korean Maritime Safety App Helped Rescue 243 People Last Year

S. Korean Maritime Safety App Helped Rescue 243 People Last Year

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Maritime Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (NMPNT) Office announced on Sunday that 243 people were rescued at sea last year thanks to Haeroad, a South Korean maritime safety application. Haeroad was first released in August 2014 to provide assistance to small fishing boats and leisure vessels that are [...]

More than 1 mln Customers Using KakaoHairShop

More than 1 mln Customers Using KakaoHairShop

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Corp. announced on Tuesday that KakaoHairShop, a reservation service platform for hair salons, recorded 1.03 million customers and 60 billion won (US$53.21 million) in transactions last year. This represents an increase of 153 percent in the number of customers and 109 percent in sales compared to 2017. KakaoHairShop [...]

Successful Launch of SVPER’s Prototype Social Networking App

Successful Launch of SVPER’s Prototype Social Networking App

Barcelona, Spain, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – SVPER, the social, instant video-only app for forming new real-life relationships in real time, is pleased to announce the successful launch of its prototype SVPER app. SVPER, the first mobile application rewarding you for meeting new people in the real world, replaces user profiles, pictures and text messages [...]