SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SK Planet today announced the launch of QPal, a question-and-answer service for your trusted social network, available for iOS and Android smartphones. QPal makes it easy for you to tap into your social circles and ask questions to get advice or provide insight on a variety of interests such as your career, fashion, cooking, fitness, entertainment and travel.
QPal users invite friends to answer their questions through Facebook or their address book to instantly get reliable answers. To consult a smaller circle of friends, users can create groups in QPal, targeting a very specific audience, or it is possible to ask a certain friend through the app's search feature. Users can filter questions and answers based on location. For a wider reach, users can either broadcast a question to friends of friends or to the QPal community by country with a public inquiry connecting people across the globe with similar interests.
Through QPal's "Who's Got Questions" feature, users can scroll through a specific category filtered by questions from friends or from the QPal community to provide answers on topics they are familiar with or refer questions to friends who might be experts on a particular subject. Forty six percent of consumers feel they can be completely honest on the Internet and nearly two in every five adults aim to influence others when they express opinions online. The same study showed that 45 percent on consumers were influenced a great deal or fair amount by reviews on social sites from the people that they follow.
The app increases the visibility of a question by suggesting tagged interests based on keywords. By selecting interest tags, the question will show up in the feed of those who have similar interests providing more opportunity for a variety in answers. When drafting a question, users can include a photo or a map if locations are involved. Questions can be posted directly to Facebook so users can get answers from Facebook friends via comments.
- Ask questions to get insight from friends, family or people within the network
- Select certain friends in Facebook or contact list through search function
- Filter questions and answers based on location
- Add interest tags to a question to broaden your audience
- Use the photos feature and include an image or a map with a question
- Simultaneously post a question to Facebook
- Write answers to share expertise and opinions with others
- Refer questions to contacts within the network
- Create a personalized feed by following interests, friends or groups
- Meet new people who have similar interests
Pricing and Availability
QPal is a free Android and iOS app available for immediate download at the respective app stores or visit us online at http://myqpal.com.
Become a fan of QPal on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/myqpal
About SK Planet
SK Planet, a wholly owned subsidiary of SK Telecom, was established on October 1, 2011, with an aspiration to become a global platform innovator. As the lynchpin of SK Telecom's future growth, the company was spun off with the industry-leading platform businesses including T-Store, T-map, MelOn, Cyworld and hoppin, Korea's biggest mobile app store, mobile navigation, online music service, SNS and multi-screen premium video service. SK Planet is committed to building global platform business in Asia and other strategic markets. For more information, please visit http://www.skplanet.co.kr/eng.
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