Understand spoken language

Kickstarter campaign failed...but the Lingopolo vision goes on!

Submitted by Hugh on 13 November 2018

The Lingopolo campaign on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter has now finished. Unfortunately, it did not get anywhere near reaching the funding goal I set for it. I have many theories as to why that was the case: the principal one, I think, was overly ambitious target, with too few people already knowing about Lingopolo.

Although this particular Kickstarter campaign did not succeed, the Lingopolo vision is as strong as ever; it just means that this particular crowdfunding campaign to make it happen is closed.

Here are some of the next steps which I am working on:

  • starting a volunteer-based push to add Japanese
  • (ongoing) improving the current software on Lingopolo, and gradually moving toward the any-to-any model anyway, albeit a lot slower than if I had managed to get funding 
  • (ongoing) continuing to add new words and phrases to the existing languages: Dutch, French, Thai

So, although the Kickstarter campaign failed, the Lingopolo vision of bringing free quality language learning to the world goes on!