Do you have a smartphone? If so you definitely have some chat or messenger apps. You’re definitely familiar with the LINE app. Did you know that line app is an app created by Lee Hae Jin, a scholar from South Korea.
Lee Hae Jin’s bio
Lee Hae Jin,now 48, is an engineering scholar at Seoul National University, and is a South Korean national. Here’s lee’s full profile.
- Full Name : Cecilia Hae Jin Lee
- Born : 14 November, 1967 in Seoul, South Korea.
- Region : South Korea
- Last Education : Bachelor of Arts / Science, Seoul National University; Master of Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.
- Marital Status : Married
- Child : 2 persons.
- Total Wealth : $990 Million.
- Current job: Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Naver Corporation.
- Works : LINE messenger app, NAVER search engine.
Well that’s the bio from Lee Hae Jin, his close call. I’ll explain a little bit about the success story of Lee Hae Jin. Starting from the beginning of his career, Lee after graduating he worked at Samsung SDS, a business venture of Samsung Group. After that he moved to another company. And finally a Japanese company, NHN Corporation (Next Human Network) managed to drink Lee.
On September 4, 2013, NHN changed its name to Naver Corporation, and he was its founder. It was there that he NAVER.com in 1999.
Naver.com was originally just a search engine like Google, and added a game as entertainment. And since its founding, Naver.com has been the most popular search engine in South Korea until now. Thanks to Naver, South Korea enters a country not dominated by Google. There, lee managed to create a LINE messenger app, which is so popular today.
The LINE app was released in 2011 by Naver Corp. and can be operated on Android and iOS-based devices. LINE’s own name comes from its inspiration when it saw many Japanese people queuing for pay phones after an earthquake in Japan in 2011.
Due to the success of many people, LINE released a version of the Blackberry platform. After that, in 2012 LINE launched the LINE app that can be used on desktop platforms, namely Windows and Machintosh. Line ranks 1st in the category of free apps in 42 countries, including Japan, Taiwan, Spain, Russia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and others.
There are 12 languages supported by LINE, namely
LINE, is a messenger app where you can chat with fellow LINE users. In that app we can send stickers containing words or pictures, can phone or phone with video to other users. Can also create a group, where we can chat with everyone connected in the group. This app is free to download to our smartphone devices, it’s just that there are some content that we have to pay to use it.
Lee has now developed the LINE app not only a messenger app, but there are many variations of this LINE app that cover many aspects.
- There is a naming of game apps created by Naver, such as LINE GET RICH, LINE RANGERS, and others.
- As well as for the LINE PAY virtual wallet app,
- LINE CCTV cctv application
- LINE BRUSH drawing app
- LINE ANTIVIRUS app
- LINE LIVE PLAYER app to play videos and music
- Language translator app
- LINE WEBTOON online comic app
- LINE business app @
- LINE CAMERA app
- LINE CARD app to share greeting cards.
Lee Hae Jin’s app LINE Messenger has now downloaded 500,000,000 or five million Android user downloads on Google Play, it’s not yet an iOS, Blackberry, and Mac and Windows user. For the line family or all existing LINE products, more than 1.ooo.ooo.ooo or over 1 billion downloads have been downloaded.
It’s not lee hae jin’s success story. It is exemplary that we can innovate from a simple app that connects one person with another for free. Don’t you want to create an app like LINE by representing the name Indonesia?
Thank you for reading this inspiring story, and hopefully this article is helpful and motivated.