Jean Khoo  |  Singapore
Published 2015-06-08 15:54:18

For working professionals, we all know that our lunch hours are extremely precious, because that could be your only time to leave your cubicle or your office chair to shoot the breeze with colleagues and enjoy your lunch.

Last year, we spoke to Melvin, the co-founder of Lunch Kaki. He launched the app together with CC Huang, who is based in Taiwan. The inspiration behind the app started when Melvin was going through a rough patch in his life. He was using social network to plan lunches, touch base, and look for job opportunities. After some brainstorming, the idea of sending a lunch request was born and Lunch Kaki came about.

Image Credit: Lunchkaki
Image Credit: Lunchkaki

The app was launched in Singapore last year, and now it has arrived in Malaysia. Basically the idea behind the app is that it offers the community opportunities for networking, finding users via geo location and sending out lunch requests to them. Users can meet like-minded people and widen their social circle to really make full use of their lunch hour.


Image Credit: Lunch Kaki
Image Credit: Lunch Kaki

To celebrate the arrival of Lunch Kaki in Malaysia, they are giving 2000 first downloads to user in Malaysia to upgrade to premium status for free.

The benefits of being a premium user include:

– Double your lunch requests to 10 a day.

– The ability to specify your preferred location to search for lunch kaki users via Google map.

– Send up to 20 perkies a day.

Perkies, which is newly launched, is a feature created to send users some ‘sunshine’.

“We all have our fair share of down time — times when we feel exhausted from a tiring work day, the fateful post lunchtime period when there seems to be a ton weighing on our eyelids or when we need simply some recharge,” said Melvin. Therefore, the function was created to enable Lunch Kaki users to give fellow Lunch Kakis some energy and support in the form of virtual powerups.

Image Credit: Lunch Kaki
Image Credit: Lunch Kaki

Lunch Kaki is currently available on Android and iOS devices for free in Malaysia. Unlike dating apps which might appeal only to people who are ‘looking for love’, Lunch Kaki provides an option for us to socialise in a non-creepy manner—and that makes asking someone out for coffee during lunch a lot less threatening.

Who knows, it might lead to your next business opportunity or a new best friend.

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