November 17, 2014
Ok guise: we’re finally ready to share this with you. Allow us to introduce to you the EATYOURKIMCHI APP!
We’ve been working closely with our developers on this for a while now. What we’ve got to show you today is something we’re really happy with, and the road map we have for future developments are gonna be totally awesome as well. It’s a sexy looking app, IMO, and it really lets us create and share pictures and videos and polls really easily with you guise, and kinda lets us be a bit more vloggy, you know? You can also see what the rest of the Eatyourkimchi Crew is up to as well, include Leigh, Soo Zee, Rose, and Ellwyn.
To celebrate the launch of our app, we’re launching the nominations for the Eatyourkimchi Awards at the same time. Cast your votes in the app! We’ve got 12 categories, and we’ve got special appearances by Eric Nam, Neon Bunny, Kevin Woo, and Amber Liu to help celebrate the launch. They want you to vote for them: I think you should listen! Here are the nomination videos:
We’ve also got some bloopers from the announcements, if you feel like laughing a bit more. Kevin was a bit toooooooo good, if you ask me…
More importantly, we can see the kind of stuff you guise are into. If you’re at You Are Here Cafe, we’d love to see a picture! If you’re a #USNasty and you’re eating Korean food, we’d love to see how it looks! Got a question about a Korean Drama? We’d love to see a poll. With Speaker’s Corner we really wanted to open up to other people’s thoughts and ideas, and with this app we’re hoping to go the same way, and see the kinds of things you guise are digging.
We’d really love to hear what you all think about the app as well. We’re taking all of your points into consideration, and our app developers are really solid people that are gonna make this bigger and better. It’s not the perfectest app ever, but we think it’s pretty darn cool already. We’re gonna keep working on it, and hopefully we can get more of the things you’re looking for as well.
For now, I’ve got a few things I want to say about future developments as well:
1) Android Coming Soon! It should take a couple more months to build it. We’re almost there. Hang tight! I’m sorry you can’t participate in the voting for the EYKAs via an app at the moment, but we’ve made a page for you. Click here if you want to see how Android users can vote on the EYKAs
2) More Videos in the App. We’re almost there! Some technical things are getting in the way, but soon you’ll be able to watch all of our videos on the app as well, if you’d like :D
3) More Ways for You to Interact. We’ve got better messaging and notification systems coming in the next couple of weeks. It’s already been submitted to the app store, but it takes a while for changes to be approved, especially over Thanksgiving weekend in the US.
4) Maps. This is the biggest feature we’re working on. If you’re in Korea and using the app, we’ll be able to show you what restaurants and places we went to. It’s challenging to build, but it’s in the works. I can’t say how soon it’ll be up there, but it’s being developed. Android first, though!
And lastly, if you’d like to know how to use the app, because some of the features might not be clear to you, we made a small video guide on it. Check it out here:
OHMAIGOD! We’re so nervous! We really hope you like it! We’ve been in total overdrive trying to get everything ready in time. AHHHH! Breathe. Breathe. Ahhh. Ok. We’re good.