The Straits Times
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Published on Oct 20, 2012
 

Taiwan temple to launch 'divine advice' app

 
 

TAIPEI (AFP) - A temple in southern Taiwan is to launch a smartphone app that allows the faithful to seek advice from the heavens while on the move, reports said on Saturday.

"With the increasing popularity of smartphones, we will launch our own divination app next year," said Hung Yang Chen, website designer for Jhen Hai Temple in Pingtung county, according to Central News Agency.

The temple launched a website in 2005 offering online divination services, enabling Internet users to ask heavenly advice about what action to take, whether in love or commerce.

Since the website was launched, the temple has seen an increase in physical visitor numbers of 30 percent, prompting it to expand into mobile apps.