Inspiration

To break the language barrier and let people with similar interests from any part of the world communicate with each other.

What it does

  • Allows users all over the world to chat with users with similar interests without knowing the other person's language.
  • Its easier to make friends and professional connections for guidance or experience sharing.
  • Real time translation and sending of messages without any delays makes it seamless and the user feels like he/she is talking to someone who speaks the same language.

How we built it

  • Google Cloud Machine Learning Translation API for real time translation of each message instantly
  • Google App Engine for hosting the server
  • Google Cloud Datastore API for storing user profile
  • Android Studio for building the client facing app
  • Firebase Realtime Database to sync messages between devices and server

Challenges we ran into

  • Using Google Cloud stack for the first time.
  • Managing order of messages between server and multiple clients.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • We were able to build and deploy a chat application in less than 36 hours.
  • We successfully utilized new technologies and services that we had never used before for our ideas.
  • We were able to contribute to the society by an attempt to bring people closer to each other beyond languages, countries or continents. Just passion and interests!

What we learned

  • Developing scalable apps in the Google Cloud Tech Stack.
  • Handling message ordering in a client server chat system.
  • Using machine learning APIs for improving the user experience.

What's next for Hello World

  • Deploying soon on the Google Play Store and hopefully an iOS app soon!
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