Inspiration

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

Testing

Call +14085122253 for testing

Note: You can call international numbers for free using Google Hangouts:)

How we built it

  • Programmable voice chat using Twilio

  • Landing page (web) using html, css and javascript

  • 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

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