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Introducing the Eatyourkimchi App!

November 17, 2014

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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.

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  1. Hey guise! Congrats on the app! But could you please open a voting section on your webpage for all us non-iphone users…? I really want to contribute to the EYKAs, how could I not after the charm overload that was Amber, Kevin and Eric XD

    5 years ago
  2. Remember to keep us Android users updated! :D (I’m actually considering buying an iPhone just so I could start using the app right now!)

    5 years ago
  3. I think we need a new “Introducing the eyk crew” video ^-^

    5 years ago
    • I think so, too, but one of our members might be a bit shy :D

      5 years ago
      • you can blur out the face and make the voice high and mickey mouse-y like on Korean TV when the interviewee wants to remain anonymous XD

        5 years ago
  4. I don’t think that’s quite fair. I mean, the app is nice and all. But most people (I know) don’t have an iphone. Please do a voting poll on the page too.

    5 years ago
  5. I can’t wait for the Android version so I can communicate with all of you guys more :) It’s gonna be more convenient with the app
    I’m so excited!!!

    5 years ago
  6. soo… that means only iphone users can vote?
    that is quite annoying and not a fair result for the eyka’s …

    5 years ago
  7. Will it be available for kindle fire in the future??

    5 years ago
  8. Amber is so fun! Especially the bloopers… :D
    Btw are we allowed to vote as often as we want to or just once?

    5 years ago
  9. Wish I could use the app, but I have a windows phone. :C
    Doubt the app will come to that any time soon, but cool for all the people who will be able to use it!

    Kevin though, LOL. I love him.

    5 years ago
  10. That’s really cool and I couldn’t stop laughing xD
    But please guys, don’t make the vote only available for people with smartphone. For the moment, I can vote with the android link and I wish it will stay like this.
    Amber, I’ll vote for your pretty legs anytime. Unless your against Taemin. Taemin’s legs are number one.
    Eric. Woo Hoo Hoo, ooh baby baby!I love you <3
    And Kevin makes a really cute fangurl! xD

    5 years ago
  11. How can I not vote for Eric, Amber and Kevin when they look at me with those puppy eyes??? ;)

    5 years ago
  12. Hey, this sounds interesting though…….I have an android phone…..and I don’t want to be slooooowed down using my phone to interact with EYK when I can use my super fast compy…… The videos for the award categories were cool, is there a playlist for each category so that we can make an informed choice? Some Korean videos end up being fairly obscure to track down because they are only searchable by the Korean version of the names which aren’t always shown in the list in a way that I can copy and paste.

    Also, links to videos on this blog page all loop back to the front page except the first/main one. The first one requires two clicks to open it, but that is okay (and the way it has been for all the videos for the last 2-3 weeks), the link to the EYKA stuff in the video works though.

    Cyber_3 – shhhhh…. I won’t tell, but non-android users can vote in the android voting too

    5 years ago
    • Heya! Thanks for the feedback, as always :D

      1) Something like 50% of our audience is on phones now. We figured it’s best to make something that makes it easier to interact on phones. The Android app is coming soon. It’ll be fun! Though, maybe still not as fast as a comp :D

      2) We didn’t get a chance to make the playlists yet. We were in a mad scramble to try to get all of the videos done (we published 15 yesterday!) so I’m hoping we can do that today.

      3) As for the looping to the home page thing, AHHH! I thought we squashed that bug! I’ll get the developer back on it!

      5 years ago
      • After watching all the EYKA videos I sort of lost track of what the original video was, that app DOES look smashing, super awesome guise! Congratulations!

        Cyber_3 – are those emoti-bombs or emoti-splats? bombs please? ;)

        5 years ago
    • I second the idea for a playlist also. That way those without the app can link to the video’s easier instead of trying to search everything out.

      5 years ago
    • I totally second the idea of a playlist for each category!

      5 years ago
  13. Erica, you’ll forever be the best Fangurilla in my heart. :D
    <3

    5 years ago
  14. That was the funniest bloopers I have seen in my entire life!!! But it says that the first video doesn’t exist when I click it D;;;

    5 years ago
  15. SO happy for thiss I will love it when it comes for Android! So happy anyway!! <3

    5 years ago
  16. Oh my god! XD I can’t stop smiling right now. Kevin is way too funny~

    5 years ago
  17. Yay an EYK app! I’m so excited! I’m really going to have to update my phone now. I’ve been putting it off for a long time, but I can’t download the app if I don’t. I’m not a very techy person haha XD

    The nominee videos were HILARIOUS. I will probably never be able to get over Kevin. He did that extremely well XD And Amber was hilarious too. I’m glad they were all able to do this with you guys! It made it so much more fun!

    5 years ago
  18. oh amber, you’ve won me over. of course i’ll vote for f(x). also kevin was a bit too into his role hahaha he was perfect.

    unfortunately i’ll have to wait to get the EYK app (curse you android!) but i’m sure it’ll be worth it. excited for when it’s available!!

    5 years ago
  19. Dang Simon, that beard is coming in SKRONG!

    Anyway, super excited about this app! I already have you guys bookmarked on most of my devices, so this will be even easier. I’m excited also to see what type of content we Nasties can make and share, since the comments on the site are always great.

    Also Kevin as Fangurilla… priceless! (Can we have an Eric and Kevin Fangurilla show down?)

    5 years ago
  20. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Martina stickers!? That alone is worth installing. All the other stuff is just icing on the cake! I already have it installed and can’t wait to explore it and watch it grow!

    5 years ago
  21. Oh my God, Kevin, please come again. XD

    5 years ago
    • You know, we actually suggested two ways for him to film the announcement video. The first one was more tame. When we suggested Fangurilla we did so hesitantly, and not only did he jump all over the suggestion, he freaking rocked it better than we could have imagined :D

      5 years ago
  22. Android user here but I’ll just be sad till the baby makes some progress…. ANYWAYS! What I would love to see from the app is a link or something to easily find locations EYK visits. I am a foreigner in Korea and I’d love to go to the same places but that’s left out a lot in FAP FAP’s and WANKs sometimes. Or I just don’t know how to find the place outside of Seoul.

    5 years ago
    • We’re hoping that feature will come out early next year. We’ve got Android to build first, but that map feature is HUGE on the hitlist for us!

      5 years ago
  23. Lol oh Kevin is so funny, lol Amber was too. cool to see Rose dancing in the background. And of course had to vote for Eric cause he is such a cool guy :)

    5 years ago
  24. I don’t have an iphone but I’m happy that you’re happy :)
    I’m glad there is another way to vote for the rest of us! Tough choices… and wow, Kevin is just…how about an EYKA for best actor in an announcement video?

    5 years ago
  25. I have an android :-( so sad I have to wait.

    5 years ago
  26. And I’m an android user….. *sobs*

    5 years ago
  27. i want to vote, i really do. but i’m an android user. WHY??????????????????? orz

    5 years ago
  28. I think the image of Kevrina hosting Fangirling with Fangurilla has been burned into my psyche forever. I couldn’t stop laughing! Hope the android app comes soon! This seems super fun :D

    5 years ago
  29. Yay that is so cool!!!! I can’t wait till the android version is out, thanks for remembering us with the online poll though still :D yay!!!

    5 years ago
  30. Yesss and great choice of Amber, my ultimate bias :33

    5 years ago
  31. Too bad I can’t download it because its for new phones only. Some of us can’t afford new fangled technology!

    5 years ago
  32. EMOTABALLISTICS!!! So cool!

    Definitely worth staying up til 1am :D I am really excited for the birth of your app baby!

    5 years ago
    • Also now that I’ve downloaded the app – I know what I’m doing right now… voting for the EYKAs! Thank goodness I don’t have uni tomorrow.

      5 years ago
  33. *Sneeeeerrrkkkk* I’ve gotten through one and a half EYKA nominees videos and I’m already rolling on the floor laughing! And Amber’s gave me an idea: how about a Music Monday edition called “How many different ways can you pronounce a Kpop band’s name?” :P

    5 years ago
  34. Sweet looking app! Cant wait for the android version. Lucky iOS peeps!

    5 years ago
  35. You aren’t going to do EYKA’s on PC mode at all? That’s shame, I don’t really use smartphone (nor I have Iphone).

    5 years ago
    • I don’t either, and I was sad about that, too. But it turns out that if you click on the “How Android users can vote in the EYKAs” link, it takes you to a webpage where you can submit votes online. No smartphone required. Yay!

      5 years ago
    • They actually did, it is in the bottom of the description where they say for androids to vote, it is an online poll on the pc. I know cause I just did it :)

      5 years ago
  36. WHY U NO ANDROID!!!DAMN YOU BABY!

    Well congrats anyways! Hehe.

    5 years ago
  37. Woo!! Sounds awesome… Although the video says it doesn’t exist lol… must be too much traffic. Either way, congrats on your next step! Can’t wait to use it. : D

    5 years ago
  38. I’m so pumped!!!! I’m going to get it asap. I love that you guys are adding features besides just watching your videos like some other apps. It sounds awesome and like a grwat way to get closer to the eyk community! :)

    5 years ago
  39. YAY YAY YAY!! This is soooo awesome – you guys are so cool :D Can’t wait to start using the app, and also voting for the awards :D

    5 years ago
  40. YAY super quick access to EYK in the palm of my hand! :D

    5 years ago