Foreign Buddy

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Abdussami Tayyab@abdussamit ยท Sonic Rouge, GetIncredibles
Come on, I wanted to learn Spanish, I even clicked on it, but I was paired with a Nepalese guy who didn't know any Spanish, he did know Hindi. Help me out :(
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Christopher OberederMakerHiring@thecreativchris ยท Co-Founder of Kamibox (100M users)
@abdussamit We are working on that ;) We recently added a report button, so that you can report the chat if it is not the right language. We hope that our audience gets more international, so that we cover most languages. How would you solve the problem?
Abdussami Tayyab@abdussamit ยท Sonic Rouge, GetIncredibles
@thecreativchris Thanks for replying. Before I give a short solution, how do you sign up native speakers? Do they go through a test or what? I mean how do you "label" someone as Spanish, Italian, Dutch etc.? A short test would be to translate a paragraph in that said language, and then set a minimum bar they have to cross, I'm sure there are libraries/algorithms for that already. The first few hundred users in such a product must be handpicked so visitors have a great experience. We can shift this discussion to e-mail if you want: tayyab.abdussami@gmail.com
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vincent galan@vincentgalan ยท Oh My Glow
Good idea but the product simply doesn't work. You should pair someone who want to learn Spanish with someone who can actually speak Spanish. Plus, I chated with 5 people, all of them were here to meet girls, not learn languages. Congratulations for recreating Omegle and Chatroulette in Facebook.
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Christopher OberederMakerHiring@thecreativchris ยท Co-Founder of Kamibox (100M users)
@vincentgalan We are thinking of adding the proficiency - three levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Expert. This way we are able have a better matching. Additionally, we want to analyze the language and make sure that the first messages are in the right language. If it is the wrong language, then the users are not connected and they are prompted to choose the right language for the next chat. What do you think about that?
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Ouriel Ohayon@ourielohayon ยท CodenameDjango, CEO/ isai (VC)
is it pure bot? or powered by humans behind the scenes?
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Ernest Oppetit@ernopp ยท PM @ Improbable
@ourielohayon The bot puts you in touch with a human. I'm chatting with Juan, he wants to learn english, I want to learn spanish longer term something like https://www.producthunt.com/post... makes sense (pure AI) but for now more likely to learn spanish with my buddy Juan :D
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John Fowler@johnsteerfowler ยท Founder, Zero Host
> "Learn any language with me ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น" - English, Spanish, French, German, Italian only. Took over 10 minutes to find anyone for French, and then he wasn't there to learn languages :S I guess with an open bot it's not possible to vet spammers
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Christopher OberederMakerHiring@thecreativchris ยท Co-Founder of Kamibox (100M users)
@steerj92 Sorry to hear that. I hope you had a better second chat. Most of our users are doing English and Spanish right now.
Matthew Boyle@matthewboyle25 ยท Matt
Cool idea! A way to do language exchanges quickly.
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Christopher OberederMakerHiring@thecreativchris ยท Co-Founder of Kamibox (100M users)
@matthewboyle25 Hey Matt, thanks a lot!