Learning a new language is not an easy task, what's better than learning a new language and making new friends at the same time?
Inspired by student exchange buddy programs, we would like to build an app that pairs individuals who are aiming to learn a new language with native speakers who would like to brush up on their English.
As the mobile internet user penetration is less than 50% in the APAC region (data in 2019), we aim to tackle the digital divide and make our app available to users living in no-internet coverage areas by integrating voice chat.
What it does
Sign up via phone call
Save data to the database
Call +14085122253 for testing
Note: You can call international numbers for free using Google Hangouts:)
How we built it
Programmable voice chat using Twilio
Database and hosting using Firebase
Challenges we ran into
Some of us are not so familiar with backend development and data structures and spent a lot of time learning.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We built a functional prototype!
What we learned
We learnt a lot about how to use Twilio (the Autopilot feature) and Firebase
What's next for Language Buddy
Matching algorithm for individuals with the same interest
Mask personal information to improve security