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Seoul City to launch a mobile application for citizens

Posted December. 11, 2017 07:20,   

Updated December. 11, 2017 09:02


A new application, which enables citizens to use 186 public facilities in Seoul with a barcode on the smartphone, has been released.

The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced Sunday that a new app, dubbed as the Seoul Citizen Card App, can be downloaded from the Google Play Store starting at 9 a.m. on Monday. The municipal government has requested registration of the app for iPhone on the Apple App Store.

With the integrated barcode of the new app, people can use municipal facilities such as Seoul Library, Seoul Museum of Art, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool and district libraries. Currently 79 facilities are available, but the city plans to increase the number to 186 by March next year. Citizens can also borrow books and toys, and reserve and pay for tickets. Seoul’s mobile app is very convenient since people don’t have to carry around membership cards issued by each facility.

The payment service is offered for performances and exhibitions at Sejong Center. Sejong Center provides a 20 percent discount if people book some of its performances and exhibitions with the app.

Tae-Ho Hwang taeho@donga.com