Fliplingo

Automated professional translation on Twitter.

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Hi everyone, I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Matt and I'm the founder of Fliplingo. Prior to building the product, I was an engineer at Envato (Themeforest, Microlancer, Tuts+, etc...). I'm now dedicated to my startup Fliplingo which aims to automate translation on Twitter. I've just launched the product and hope I can get some feedback from you. Cheers!
Congrats on the launch, @mattaussaguel! As someone who recently left a comfortable job, at what point did you decide to make the leap and start your own venture? Why do you think _this_ is the right idea. Sorry if my question is a bit too serious for 7:50am. :)
Hey @rrhoover, thanks for the questions. - Multiple criteria came into play but essentially it was when I had the right technical skills and enough savings to bootstrap. I always knew that I wanted to build a startup related to translation (languages have always fascinated me), it was just a matter to know what and when. - People associate online translation with bad quality and a lot of "copying and pasting". I've built a tool that solves these two pain points. Twitter is rapidly growing in non English speaking countries so there's more and more of a need to communicate in different languages online.
@mattaussaguel you're right about the perception of bad translations. I've worked with translation companies at PlayHaven in the past and saw mixed results, not to mention the process of getting something translated was painful. Who's your primary customer and how do they use Fliplingo?
@rrhoover At first, we're mainly targeting brands, startups, celebrities and influencers like politicians who want to get more exposure. They tweet the way they usually do (using any clients), we take care of the rest by translating and publishing their tweets at the right time of the day wherever they need them to be posted. Fliplingo also allows them to reply to their followers by still using their own language. An example would be: you're selling a Japanese version of your book, you'd have to have to setup a Japanese account promoting the product and eventually engaging with your followers even if you don't speak a word of Japanese. Your followers won't even notice you can't speak Japanese and the conversation will be almost real-time.