Alpharabi.us

An experiment in passive language learning

Background

Alpharabi.us is a Google Chrome extension that makes learning foreign language vocabulary easy. Our first version simply swaps out words, in the articles of your favorite sites, that are essential to learning one of several languages. That being said, our goal is to add more languages, more applicable websites, and increased grammatical complexity.


Product Goals

By the end of November we want to release a product that supports translation from English to at least a dozen different languages, is functional on most major news sites, has the ability to quiz users in some form, and stores the words users run into for later quizzing.


Success Criteria

The success of the project, other than completion of product features/functions, is to be measured one month after launch and defined by the following metrics:

  • 1K Users
  • 1 Press Mention
  • 5K Unique Page Views

  • Retrospective

    12/31