Read books you already love in the language you're learning!
whisper is 🔥Opinion
Wow! whisper is even better than GCloud and its free!!! Definitely integrating that today.
Add AI transcriptionsExperiment
Todays job is to experiment with the whisper API for generating those lovely transcriptions. Lets see how they compare to Google 🤔
So the simple auth is complete. For MVP I'm gonna bench the SSO and come back to it. The rest of the week challenge is build the book reader components 😳 Wondering if I should be spending more time building up a waitlist 😬
Todays job is to add authentication to the mobile app!
Added voting for booksFeature
Just finished adding voting for books that users want to see translated. Need to buckle down now and actually work on the main product!
Almost ready to launchFeature
Almost ready to launch a very early alpha, the initial landing page is up with a link to a demo, now I just need to get the audio recorded and uploaded. Next stop releasing to some users 🚂
Very early prototype of the click to translate feature.
Dan's 90 days of Tempo
I love reading books in Russian, but sometimes they're too difficult to understand so I use apps like LingQ or a dictionary to help translate unknown words. When there are too many it ruins the flow of the book. Graded readers have been around for a long time to address this problem. The issue is they're often not very interesting and are simplified novels or fiction that doesn't really interest me. They're also expensive and short and to get the best outcome you need a lot of content at the right level. So I decided to start building a massive supply of interesting non fiction books that I love in English, for example Atomic Habits, that I simplify and rephrase to a certain difficulty level.
ForeignEars's Tech Stack
What's next for ForeignEars?
Build out first pieces of content
Add demo to homepage
Build out grammatical CEFR rubric for desiging content
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