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In this week’s episode of From Idea to Done we have our special guest, Suman, back on the show! We learn about his recent build, a Nepali to English translator app. We also ask the important question, “has Suman learned to swim yet?”

VO: Get ready for your semi-regular dose of random ideas from the guys at Codelation. We like to talk about big ideas companies that are winning, and those that aren't along with current events in our crazy world of software startups. So come along with Erick and Josh, who challenge you to think big, start small and turn your ideas into something on this episode of, from idea to done.

Josh: Hey everyone, I'm Josh

Erick: And I'm Erick and we're back with one of our fancy awesome nerd Suman. And so the idea this week is translating English to Nepali, but first, thanks for coming back to mine.

Suman: You're welcome.

Erick: So just to kind of recap, since you can't get enough building of apps at work in your spare time, you make more apps. And so last time you were on the show, I believe it was kind of when you, you made us an app that uses the force and mostly Google to help us kind of pick a random lunch place when we didn't know where to go eat.

Suman: Yes.

Erick: So that app was awesome and the forest has guided us to lunch a few times since then. What have you made for us today?

Suman: So my mom wanted to learn English. So I met an app that has a list of basic English words, and it's typically meaning and the way to pronounce them. And there is also a way to give exam too.

Josh: Can you explain your process and how you made this?

Suman: A yes, I used some JavaScript.

Josh: So just some normal old JavaScript. Or what specifically did you use?

Suman: Uh, I used rails too

Erick: Well. That's good. Cause I know how we hate Java script as a team. Can we talk a little bit about why you made this app?

Suman: So my mom could understand English better.

Erick: Josh, what's the last app that you've made for your family?

Josh: Well, I bought my kids some tablets that use apps. Does that count?

Erick: Absolutely. The last app I made for my family was chicken wings. And so it was tasty, but the functionality kind of got lost pretty quickly with that one. Um, Suman, can you evolve this app that you've made into translating for other languages?

Suman: Yes, it can be used for basically any other language. I did just a simple table.

Erick: So the last time you were on the show, you kind of talked about how you wanted to learn, how to swim or you wanted to learn how to swim or you were going to build a new app. Have you learned how to swim since the last eight months?

Suman: No.

Erick: Well again, I guess it's on your list.

Suman: Yep.

Erick: Yep. So what's the next app you're planning?

Suman: Uh, yes. I'm going to build some more cool things. I don't know what they are yet.

Erick: Alright. So when you have your next big idea done or he learned how to swim, we should probably have you come back on the show. Thanks for wandering over here to explain your translator or we'll try this in Nepalis, dayabatha!

Suman: It's Dhan'yavāda. You're welcome.

Erick: Ahh Okay.

Josh: You for listening to this episode. If you know a startup that could use our random advice and thoughts, have them subscribe and leave a review on iTunes.

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