SEOUL, 8 September 2015 - MangoPlate, a South Korean restaurant discovery app, recently renewed its English service for foreigners in Korea.
Established in October 2013 to help people find information about restaurants, MangoPlate offers restaurant discovery service with reviews written by users. While the service was already available in both Korean and English from the very beginning of its launch, the English app was renewed with a new website launch. The foreigners can now use the service to find local restaurants without a language barrier.
A major change from the previous version of the app includes the review translation function, which enables users to instantly translate local reviews written in Korean into English. All the necessary information about a given restaurant, such as the address, phone number, and business hours, are also listed in both English and Korean, along with an integrated navigation and taxi app for foreigners to use. Also, users can discover places by scrolling through the app’s collection of curated lists of eateries, compiled regularly by MangoPlate’s team of editors.
“As of July, a total 9.8 million foreigners have visited Korea, with an additional 2 million foreigners who have found their home here. This has resulted in an increasing demand from foreigners, which is why we decided to renew the English version of our service,” said Bernard Kim, CEO of MangoPlate. “In the future, more languages will be added so that everyone will be able to discover great restaurants quickly and easily.”