Technology ministry plans ‘time bank’ mobile app (2019/06/24)

  • 2019-06-24
  • Winnie Cheng

The Ministry of Science and Technology is planning a mobile app that lets people exchange their skills and experience with one another. The app will let users trade their time exactly like currency. They get one hour of help for every hour they spend helping others, whether it's by giving violin lessons or fixing a car.

The app will be based on the "time banks" that are growing popular in the U.S. and Europe. Officials say it will take about three years to develop.