Instant IM Translation and other winners


The Made In Express Contest is reaching its conclusion – there are a total of 10 finalists’ projects and now it is time to pick the winners…Who will win? Well, that’s really up to you.


My personal favorite is the Instant IM Translation. I confess – I’ve not played with the app – but the idea works for me. In Ali Kalid‘s own words:



“I have a friend in France whose english is not so good, so whenever we are talking on the MSN Messenger, I copy what ever he says, paste it into a translation service, then type my reply in english, translate it into French and copy it back in MSN Messenger. What I would love to work on would be to make a plug-in for MSN Messenger or use the MSN Messenger SDK to build a new messenger which will use a free Web service for translation, and do all of the above things automatically, so that he will see only french in his IM and i will see only English in my IM.”


(Imagine that…I’d actually understand what my wife was saying! – when IM’ing in Flemish of course…)


So, Ali went off and built it (source code and installation guide here). Here are the other 9 projects to choose from….. Go on, vote!

Comments (5)

  1. This is one of the coolest stuff i have heard in last one month !(thanks for info alex !) do you have…

  2. I read about this a while back and it’s great to see it out in the wilds now. Alex blogs about and explains…

  3. Ali Khalid says:

    Just wanted to Thank You for your kind comments about my project.

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