https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo

Amikumu Kickstarter just launched!

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As most of you know, I’ve led the team here on Duolingo’s Esperanto course and we’ve heard your requests to find local Esperanto speakers, so...

We’ve just launched Amikumu on Kickstarter to help us fund the continued development of Amikumu, an app, which will help you use your languages with people near you, whether at home or abroad! Some potential scenarios:

  • Traveling in France, use Amikumu to find evening Esperanto language partners.
  • Shopping in Hong Kong, use Amikumu to meet English speakers who know the local hot spots.
  • Studying at school, use Amikumu to find native speakers of smaller languages such as Faroese to practice.
  • At the mall, Deaf people can use Amikumu to find and meetup up with other Deaf and hang out.

The potential of this technology for learning, meeting new friends, and exploring local culture is limitless. Amikumu will revolutionize the way we connect and make friends.

However, we need your help. Every euro you can spare will go a long way to providing the app we all want. If you can’t afford to pledge, then share our campaign with everyone you know. The more media coverage we get, the more likely we are to be funded. This campaign is ALL or NOTHING. If we don’t reach €8,500 (US$9,400) by the 16th of November, then development will come to a grinding halt.

Campaign page: amikumu.com/ks/


As most of you know, I’ve led the team here on Duolingo’s Esperanto course and we’ve heard your requests to find local Esperanto speakers, so...

Kiel plejmultaj el vi scias, mi gvidis la teamon ĉi tie pri la kurso de Esperanto ĉe Duolingo kaj ni aŭdis viajn petojn por trovi esperantistojn apude, do...

Ni ĵus lanĉis la monkolektan kampanjon de Amikumu ĉe Kickstarter por financi la programadon de ĉi tiu gravega aplikaĵo. Amikumu estos aplikaĵo kiu helpos vin trovi kaj kontakti esperantistojn, ĉu vi estus hejme aŭ alilande! Jen kelkaj potencialaj uzokazoj:

  • Vojaĝante alilande, uzu Amikumu por trovi lokajn esperantistojn
  • Studante lingvojn en la lernejo, uzu Amikumu por trovi lokajn denaskulojn de viaj studataj lingvoj.
  • Butikumante ĉe la superbazaro, signolingvanoj povas uzi Amikumu por trovi unu la alian.

La potencialo de ĉi tiu teknologio por lernado, trovado de novaj amikoj, kaj esplorado de lokaj kulturoj estas senlima. Amikumu revolucias kiel ni konektiĝas kaj amikiĝas.

Tamen, ni bezonas vian helpon. Ĉiu eŭro, kiun vi povas liberigi, multe helpas al ni programi la apon, kiun ni ĉiuj volas realigi. Se vi ne povas donaci, diskonigu nian monkolekton inter ĉiuj viaj konatoj. Ju pli da homoj aŭdas pri Amikumu, des pli probable ni atingos la monkolektan celon. Ĉi tiu monkolekto estas ĈIO aŭ NENIO. Se ni ne atingos €8.500 (US$9.400) antaŭ la 16-a de novembro, ni ricevos neniom kaj programado finiĝos.

Monkolekta paĝo: amikumu.com/ks/

1 year ago

27 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/idshanks
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I love the idea behind this app. :) I have some curiosities, if you wouldn't mind addressing them to some extent. Apologies, a little rambly:

To what extent does this app require individualised support from one language to the next? I note the goal of supporting all languages, and then also note the mention in one of the pledge levels of waiting until the app runs smoothly for 2 languages. Does this mean a slow roll out of language after language after language? If so, would there be potential user workarounds such as a method of custom-tagging for languages not in your supported list, so that at least finding other speakers might work even if the full functionality of a supported language isn't there?

And where would those tongues that could be argued either dialect or language come into play? For example, could I look up Scots speakers using this app - eventually, if not at launch?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Evildea

We plan to roll out for all languages next July. There will be a four month testing period prior to that for only Esperanto speakers. That goal to "choose a second language" is because a few groups have expressed that they might want to get in early and ride the media train. We will support some languages that wouldn't be in your normal lists like such as Toki Pona. If there are certain discrepancies between what is a language and what isn't we will deal with it on a case by case basis. Chuck will be able to give you more technically info as he's the CTO as this has been mapped out by him and his team.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jzknuckles
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Gratulon pri la lanĉo, kaj multan sukceson al vi!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mensogulo
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Jam pli ol 2k€, tio estas amuzega afero! :-)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo
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Jes, nekredeble... ni tiom ĝojegas pro la subteno de la lingvolerna komunumo!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Evildea

Yay!!!!!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2_K_
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Gratulon! Mi jam subtenis vin per mono, ĉu ekzistas ankaŭ aliaj manieroj?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Evildea

Muuuuultajn dankojn!! Reklamado estas alia bona maniero! Ju pli da homoj konas nian apon, des pli multe da subteno ni gajnos!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo
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Dankegon!! Vi ankaŭ povas aliĝi al niaj sociaj retoj. Vi povas trovi liston de ili fine de https://www.amikumu.com/eo/faq/

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ThatOneDoge

So far so fast! I'll be sharing this and I plan on donating some myself as well. Good luck!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Evildea

Thanks a lot! It means so much to us to see such growth so early on!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ionasky
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Onward to the stretch goals

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Evildea

Time to smash those stretch goals! Muhahaha

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ionasky
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Esperanto speakers who like crochet or singing....!!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/jzknuckles
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Mi ŝatas kroĉetadon!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ionasky
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Jzknuckles, ĉu vi ankaŭ ŝatas hoktriki ... Lol. I get a real buzz out of one of the words essentially being hook-knitting, dunno why, i expect i should get a life!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mensogulo
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It's OVER TEN THOUSAND!

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https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Mi pensas ke viaj ligoloj ne funkcias!

(With apologies if my Esperanto is horrible, I have been neglecting it of late.)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo
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Dankegon, mi ĵus korektis!

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https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Cool :D

I will be backing this kickstarter at some point... when I find my wallet facepalm LOL

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo
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Good luck finding your monujo! :-D

We should totally add a feature to find wallets near you... hmm, that would be a very different app...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Dankon!

You should be really quite proud of the laugh I just laughed. Closer to a cackle, to be honest 8-o That would be a very different app...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jzknuckles
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Poŝŝtelumu.

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https://www.duolingo.com/LyleChris
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why wont it let people ages of 14 to 17 register tho.. that's so sad :'( may we know the reason why?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Evildea

Legal and security reasons. Amikumu helps people meet each other. We don't want young children meeting adults without their parents. It's too risky.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jirka92122
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There is a technique people have used for thousands of years in these kinds of situations. It is called lying.

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