Prize competing for - Most Annoying Hack
Learning languages has always been a pain, but we've taken it a step further. Try your hand at beating Google at translate, with our handy chrome extension randomly converting your pages to any one of a hundred.
What it does
Covfefe Language Translator gets in the way of easily understandable English pages and translates them into a language you must learn. It can't get more
interesting annoying and useful useless than this.
How I built it
With plenty of frustration and a lack of wifi.
This chrome extension was built with
Node.js along with the help of the
Google Translate API.
Challenges I ran into
Apart from poor wifi, I would have broken fresh ground here, but Google placed a rate limit on API calls. No adaptation data for Singlish and other slang made the process a bit less fun.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Worked through the night and actually built a working chrome extension.
What I learned
Choose teammates who don't leave in the middle of the night. I also learnt how difficult machine learning problems can be, and I learnt to respect those who work with them.
What's next for covfefe language translate
Larger vocabulary translation and automatic translation without user interference.