Octolingo

Videochat with a universal translator

  • Hackathon project: MHacks 2014
  • Designer and frontend developer on a two person team

Octolingo is a live translator integrated with google hangouts. Built at MHacks 2014 in under 24 hours with Tom Shen.

We designed Octolingo to be simple and unobtrusive. The only control is a language picker that sets your preferred language, and the rest is handled automatically. The system can handle up to fifteen people talking in any of the 8 supported languages.

Our demo video from the hackathon:

Visit the Github Repo to see the code and more information about the project.