[Some knowledge of Korean required for use]
Meeting your friend in an unfamiliar neighborhood and not sure what good food is in the area? Or even what kind of restaurants there are?
Need to make a restaurant reservation but hate to speak Korean on the phone?
Simply want to browse through restaurants in Korea?
The list can go on for quite a bit, but Poing, a newly released Korean app, tries to make dining an even more wonderful experience and solves quite a number of dining problems at one go!
First, do a search according to area, time and group size!
Time to browse through the list!!! The photos are really nice and I love how they introduce the restaurant too. Even without going into the detailed screen, you can already get a sense of the popularity of the restaurant, the budget etc.
Once you find something interesting, click on it for more details. Poing really spoils us all. The map, address, phone number, opening hours, EVERYTHING IS PROVIDED. No more need for my awesome google skills. They even tell you which are the popular items in the restaurant and also the price!! No more getting (un)pleasantly surprised when you see the menu. That’s not even the end of it. Scroll down more and you will find even more useful information such as reviews etc. O.o
THE BEST PART? It lets you send the info to your friends via Facebook or Kakaotalk or via SMS!!!! They seriously think of everything. It’s annoying to find a restaurant and then having to tell your friends all the details etc. And it’s not that nice to tell the person, ‘Go Google it’. I was tempted to try it out, so I spammed my friend. O.o And they are pretty smart to include a link to their app, more people will download it that way. I do wish I can kinda edit the message before sending it out though. But not a major deal.
If you have decided on a place, go ahead to make the reservation. Apparently the Poing system will make a automatic call to the restaurant on your behalf and then send you a text confirming the reservation. O.o Please launch this in Singapore too. Then I won’t have to deal with impatient waiters during busy hours sometimes O.o
You earn 500 won of virtual cash once you sign up and apparently you can earn each time you make a reservation etc. And you can then exchange it for things in the family mart!!!!!! VITAMIN WATER.
If you want to know more about how the app works, click here! I’m one of those people who says ‘anything’ and refuses to give suggestions on where to eat. And I hate calling restaurants for reservations. If you (or your friend) is like me, best to download the app and make your lives and lunch/dinner dates easier!
Official Site: mypoing.com
PS. Does this sound like an advertorial? O.o Please note that I am not being asked/paid to write this and I only introduce apps that I like or find useful. If you download it, let me know how you find it!!
Was kinda pleasantly surprised by this! ㅋㅋㅋㅋ