What the Thing?

Point camera at things to learn how to say them in a different language. Android app built with React Native - by Vignesh M.

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What the Thing ?

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Point camera at things to learn how to say them in a different language.

Native Android App built with React Native.

Made it as a part of my learning process of React and React Native.

Inspired by Thing Translator by dmotz.

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How it works ?

Concepts present in captured image are extracted and translated to the given language.

It uses

Download Signed Release for Android


Try it ?

Get the signed release apk for android from here or follow the steps to build it yourself.

Have a look at the React-native Docs to set up a development environment for React-native and Android.

# Install react-native
$ sudo npm install -g react-native-cli

# Clone repository
$ git clone https://github.com/vigzmv/what_the_thing.git
$ cd what_the_thing

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Place them in ./apiKeys.json.

# Install required packages
$ yarn install || npm install

# Install the application on a running Android emulator or a connected Android device
$ react-native run-android

# Run the server/bundler
$ react-native start

# Done !

For a build that doesn’t reqire the development server:

# Bundle debug build
$ react-native bundle --dev false --platform android --entry-file index.android.js --bundle-output ./android/app/build/intermediates/assets/debug/index.android.bundle --assets-dest ./android/app/build/intermediates/res/merged/debug

# Create debug build
$ cd android && ./gradlew assembleDebug

# Generated apk will be located at android/app/build/outputs/apk. Install it with
$ adb install app/build/outputs/apk/app-debug.apk

I would be releasing a signed apk package soon which could be installed directly to device for usage.

Contribute ?

  • Fork the repository
  • Commit your changes
  • Submit a pull request


MIT Licence © Vignesh M