GLASGOW, Scotland, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
South Koreans have embraced a cheeky new app, from Scottish beer, Tennent's Lager, that allows people to ditch their other half with the swipe of a screen. Binder is a tongue in cheek app that allows you to send a playful breakup message to your partner. The app and website go-binder.com have proven extremely popular, with around 24,000 people being 'binned' and around 60,000 visitors to the site/downloads in the first week since launch. And, although the app version is only fully functional in the UK and US, its makers are considering expanding to South Korea due to overwhelming demand.
Since launching on Monday (22nd June), Binder has been a hot topic worldwide, with media outlets from The Washington Post to Fox News covering the story - each not quite knowing whether to take it seriously or not.
Binder promised to shake-up the dating scene by doing the dirty work when it comes to an awkward dumping. With a simple swipe and a few quick taps, a personalised voice-message or break-up song is automatically delivered to your other half, letting them know that the relationship's over. The Binder break-up song can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/kbell89/binder-app-breakup-song.
Created by Tennent's Lager - a Scottish brand that aims to grow in South Korea - Binder was in fact developed as part of a series of animated online comedy sketches called 'Wellpark', which can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/tennentsteam.
Jordan McKenna of Tennent's Lager explains why the Scottish beer brand brought the joke to life:
"We created the app as part of our Wellpark comedy series but we'd no idea it would capture the imagination of people in so many countries across the world. Because Binder's really a parody and a piece of satire, it couldn't just be ridiculous, it also had to be believable.
"We anticipated a few hundred visitors - not almost 60,000 in its first week. The fact that it's exploded so quickly is unbelievable. It really is just a bit of fun, and hopefully those who receive a Binder message will have a sense of humour about it too.
"We really can't believe that anyone would actually use it seriously to do their dirty work. And if someone tried to dump you using a recording of an out-of-tune break-up song, surely you'd be glad to get rid of them anyway?
"Tennent's Lager is stocked in select bars/stores across South Korea, it's an increasingly important market for us, so we're thrilled Binder's been talked about by South Koreans so much. Hopefully we'll be able to bring the app there soon."
The Wellpark comedy series includes a range of sketches including 'Aye Watch' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-TRKdDlMyk), an emotionally intuitive Scottish smart watch; a Scottish butcher called 'Meats By Dre' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq8PDs_FYrM); and friends in the pub, Bobby and Paul, who debate their girlfriend voices (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzVfTyNBHvE).
The full series of Tennent's Wellpark sketches can be seen on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/tennentsteam
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