Instead Of Google Naver, Kakao to Provide Multilingual Based Map Services

According to industry sources on November 20, Naver will offer foreigner-tailored search services as well as support for multiple languages. The company plans to advance its map services, the first step to provide convenient Internet services for foreigners who are visiting Korea during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games Olympics. A Naver spokesperson said, “We are planning to establish multilingual-based information system in all points on the map so that foreigners can easily search things as well as recommend themed tourism courses according to situations.” It will also open its map application programming interfaces (APIs) that support multiple languages to other firms at no charge, helping them to conveniently develop foreigner-centered services.