Make way for the newest haven for fans of South Korean culture.
The app is named KFans and was founded by two Penn undergraduates. College sophomore Louis Chung and College Senior Wenxuan Chen built an interactive platform for fans to share their love for Korean pop culture, whether KDrama or KPop!
The Daily Pennsylvanian’s report included Chung’s statement on the app’s purpose. She said that KFans was made to allow users to interact on a more intimate level with other US-based KPop and KDrama lovers. The report states that the app enables users to have one-on-one conversations—currently, the app’s Tinder-style matchmaking system is in development.
The founders met at a Korean popular culture class and connected with their shared passion for KDramas. With that, KFans, originally K-net, was launched in November 2021. Chung handles the business side while Chen focuses on the app’s technological development.
The founders are working with limited time and resources. In the interview, they said that they’re trying to impact the KPop industry. Chung said by adding their latest development, the Tinder-style matchmaking system, this venture will put them ahead.
Though the work can be hectic, the duo enjoys bringing their project to life. Chung said they don’t consider this a side project but a valuable part of their lives.
KFans is available on the Apple App Store and has a rare 5-star rating! Are you looking for an app to find friends with shared K-interests? If so, KFans may be for you!