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  1. Lourdes Hernandez
    07/16

    What is the name of the Korean Food app that author references in #4 in her article? Is it for iPhone?

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  2. Aeie
    03/01

    Hi do you any reliable app for apple that has bus information in english. I cant seem to find one. All are in korean. Thanks.

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  3. Aeie
    03/01

    Hi do you any reliable app for apple that has bus information in english. I cant seem to find one. All are in korea.

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  4. Jhon Carter
    09/07

    Great list but want to see Naver or Duam too in this list. They are very useful apps.

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  5. claire
    08/31

    Thanks a lot, Christine! It was so thoughtful of you to send me the link. =)

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    • Christine Ka’aloa
      09/03

      @Claire; my pleasure! Enjoy Korea!

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  6. Kevin – The Mad Traveler
    07/04

    Thanks! I go to Seoul twice a year for business and while I love the subway system, there are those moments when I am in a rush and reach that point running to a connection where I must choose the correct direction of a line and my stop is not a reference point on the sign and there is no posted map (though I’ve seen some more maps popping up, which is cool). So the metro apps will be nice! Especially the offline ones.

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    • Christine Ka’aloa
      07/11

      @Kevin: OMG- those direction lines totally throw me off too. The Jihachul app is actually pretty wicked. Seoul’s subway system is enormous and it does a good job giving you specific information.The creator was pretty brilliant. I think you’ll love it. Enjoy!

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  7. Waegook Tom
    07/04

    Most cities have a bus app – I’m in Daejeon, and the app Daejeon Bus (대전버스) is invaluable. Also, the Korail app is great too – but I’m pretty sure you need a Korean card to purchase a train ticket on it.

    I’ve also downloaded the Daum app, mainly so that I can take advantage of the dictionary there. I have a separate dictionary app but it’s not as good, especially with words that can have multiple meanings. Daum shows you example sentences so you can make sure that you’re using the right word.

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    • Christine Ka’aloa
      07/11

      @Tom: Excellent tip about the bus apps! Wow, you must be good with your Korean to download the Daum, Korail and Bus apps! I downloaded the Daegu bus app but it’s all in Korean and I needed to be online which (for my iPod Touch) was not possible. Last I checkd, the Korail app had possibilities too… I was thinking of giving it a bit more time to ripen.

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  8. PIPSGuy
    02/28

    Dear Blogger,

    Is there any telco that provide a prepaid broadband (something like 3G access) that I can use with my iPhone to go online?

    Thanks.

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  9. Simon
    02/14

    The translate app is vital for me, because my Korean still sucks. The translations aren’t perfect either, and sometimes result in just Konglish, but it’s still useful every once in a while.

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  10. Jonas
    02/14

    I just came to Korea and i am looking for some iPhone Apps about Seoul and Korea 🙂 Thank you sooo much for your hints here !! Really appreciating !!

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  11. Gray
    02/12

    I’m looking forward to the day when I can get a phone that takes apps. There are so many great travel apps out there! Thanks for sharing these.

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    • Christine Ka’aloa
      02/14

      @Gray: Apps on a phone help productivity. You gotta love it and hate it. Doing travel the old fashioned way still works well and you’re not as reliant on technology. Cheers to you– if it’s not broke, dont fix it. 😉

      @Jonas: Thanks for reading. I’m glad it could be helpful.

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  12. Mika
    02/10

    Are you using a Korean iTunes Account? Because i can’t find neither KorSubway nor Travel Korean Tourism 🙁 Using an Austrian Account..

    Cheers Mika

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    • Christine Ka’aloa
      02/10

      @Mika: Apologies– that was totally my bad. I go the name on the app mixed up with the name on iTunes. It’s corrected now– KorSubway is really ‘Subway in Korea Lite” (the $2.99 paid version supposedly does something similar to what Jihachul does but Jihachul is free) & the other is “Travel in Korea Tourism “.

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  13. Steve the QiRanger
    02/10

    Seoul Bus is a vital one. I rarely use Subway Lite. Jihachul is so much better.

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    • Christine Ka’aloa
      02/10

      @Steve: Thanks Steve, I’ll need to check Seoul Bus out. So far some of the bus apps i’ve seen require me to be online (I have an iPod Touch) so I need offline feeds. After Jihachul, Subway lite would seem redundant; however, Jihachul is a bit too much of bad boy for me. The subway maps in Subway LIte are so elementary — no eye squinting– just some zooms & swipes and I’m there.

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  14. Malou
    02/10

    Great post! I love Jihachul! I also highly recommend it. It also works for the other cities (Daegu, Daejeon, Gwangju). And it comes in English now after the new updates.

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    • Christine Ka’aloa
      02/10

      @Malou: Thanks for the addition. Haven’t used the Daegu map yet (Daegu has so few routes- ha ha) but this app is a power utility. =-)

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