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    Progress screen


    New progress screen is looking great ๐Ÿ”ฅ Focusing on the web version first was a much better idea for the MVP Next up adding email so users can actually sign up properly ๐Ÿ˜… ...then marketing... I swear ๐Ÿฅฒ

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  2. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

    whisper is ๐Ÿ”ฅ


    Wow! whisper is even better than GCloud and its free!!! Definitely integrating that today.

  3. ๐Ÿงช

    Add AI transcriptions


    Todays job is to experiment with the whisper API for generating those lovely transcriptions. Lets see how they compare to Google ๐Ÿค”

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  4. ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ



    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 ๐Ÿ˜ณ Wondering if I should be spending more time building up a waitlist ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

  5. ๐ŸŽ

    iOS app!


    Todays job is to add authentication to the mobile app!

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  6. ๐Ÿ“š๏ธ

    Added voting for books


    Just finished adding voting for books that users want to see translated. Need to buckle down now and actually work on the main product!

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  7. ๐Ÿš‚

    Almost ready to launch


    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 ๐Ÿš‚

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  8. ๐Ÿ—๏ธ



    Very early prototype of the click to translate feature.

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ForeignEars's Motivation

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.

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What's next for ForeignEars?



Build out first pieces of content



Add demo to homepage

Completed 1 year ago


Build out grammatical CEFR rubric for desiging content

Completed 1 year ago

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