This hack was inspired by the international travel experiences of our team. We wanted to build an user-friendly and democratized tool that would provide instantaneous language translations for users even when they aren't near a Wifi source or have access to cellphone data. We also wanted to create something that would assist tourists and foreigners in connecting with locals more easily by providing an application that would translate universal phrases.
What it does:
Adele is a SMS language translator is the quickest way to get language translations via SMS. Any time. Anywhere.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
When trying to interface with the Twilio API, we had to solve how to send and receive text messages. We were running two Nodejs servers at the same time, so no calls to the Twilio API were being sent/receive. In addition, we faced a challenge when trying to get data from the Translate API, as the data being sent from the Translate API was unusually formatted.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
What's next for Adele
Natural language processing: being able to call Adele and get back a voice message that is translated Translating characters Better/more translations Faster service