K-Pop is a rapidly growing pop culture phenomenon has taken the world by storm and has become the most influential trends from Korea in the last decade. According to experts in the field, K-pop exports increased by almost 50% from 2011 to 2012, with the industry having grossed around $290 million in 2013.
The boom in worldwide popularity has had fans closely keeping up with burgeoning groups as well as the biggest names in the genre, connecting fans across the globe through their passion for K-pop. And now, listeners of Korean pop music can interact with one another through a handy mobile app known as K-Pop Amino.
At first an app might not seem as powerful as most people advertise, but the truth is that your smartphone can accomplish just about anything, if not more, as you would with internet research on your desktop. As the operators of the new gaming experience Spin Genie Slingo Riches have pointed out, consumers are three times more likely to access information and entertainment via mobile than desktop, making your smartphone the best tool in providing you with the latest updates in K-Pop.
Mirroring the expansion in the industry, K-Pop Amino is a fast-growing mobile social network for music fans. On the free iPhone app, users will be able to create their own profiles and polls that can be answered by fellow community members. Peruse through the app and you’ll discover fans all over the world, allowing you to bridge connections with community members from thousands of miles away with weekly challenges and engaging discussions about your favorite musical groups. From VIXX to After School and Nine Muses, you’ll definitely find fans that follow the same artists as you do. The app is also available for free on Android devices through Google Play.
If you’d like to see what other apps you can download, AppCrawlr has a compiled a comprehensive list that K-pop enthusiasts might be interested in.