Startup Weekend Sheffield 2013 3rd place

Monday, November 18, 2013, 15:49 PM (GMT)

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Last weekend was startup weekend 2013. A global startup event that takes place in 500 countries all over the world. I was in the Sheffield event and as it turns out my team landed in third place. We all knew we were up against some tough competition but were shocked when we actually came third out of seven startups! The idea our team began with was to help visitors to Sheffield learn local dialects and accents. After spending Saturday morning interviewing random people around in town about this problem we found it wasn't a pressing issue. We did though find that international students and non natives found the local dialect humorous and entertaining. After encountering problems discussing with locals about why they speak differently (they don't think they do) I resorted to just asking any foreign looking people if they could decipher a few bits of the local lingo. "Does tha know where aReight gud bonny lass is?", 'Where da gaffer?'," chuffed are thee n all? I made a huge tit of myself (nothing knew there) but for some reason the feedback was good. The local lingo wasn't causing We adapted our idea and came up with Lingobytes. Lingobytes will be a new mobile app where you can immerse yourself in the local lingo through visiting some common destinations. You can find out what the locals are saying in places such as the pub, the market and many more. Lingobytes lets you bite back at local dialect!

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