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Peace Corps Volunteers Create Mobile Language Application

1 Apr 2013, 19:52 UTC
Peace Corps Volunteers Create Mobile Language Application
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At RHoK in December 2012, we introduced “featured problem sets” in an effort to create stronger and more refined challenges. The first featured problem set was offered by the Peace Corps as part of it’s “Innovation Challenge.” The Peace Corps Innovation Challenge is a worldwide collaboration to develop innovative solutions for the real challenges faced by people throughout the developing world as identified and articulated by Peace Corps Volunteers. Today they announced that they are doing a another Innovation Challenge and are seeking submissions of relevant problems through their website. Problems will be reviewed and voted on by current and returned volunteers, Peace Corps staff, technology experts and entrepreneurs. The best problems will be offered at a hackathon in June 2013. Below is their press release, which describes one of the top solutions from the first Innovation Challenge – a Mobile Language Application developed by Zambian software developers that translates English words and phrases into one of seven languages spoken in Zambia. The app, Bantu Babel, is now available for Android compatible devices in the Google Play store.
Cross post from Peace Corps website.
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 1, 2013 – Peace Corps volunteers, working closely with Zambian software developers, have ...

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