Amikumu

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Amikumu
Amikumu.png
Example of the main interface
Example of the main interface
Developer(s)Chuck Smith, Richard Delamore[1]
Initial release22 April 2017; 19 months ago (2017-04-22)
Stable release(s) [±]
Android3.1.1 / June 7, 2018; 6 months ago (2018-06-07)[2]
iOS3.4 / August 16, 2018; 3 months ago (2018-08-16)[3]
PlatformAndroid, iOS[1]
LicenseProprietary[1]
Websiteamikumu.com

Amikumu (/ɑːmiˈkm/ ah-mee-KOO-moo; Esperanto pronunciation: [a.mi.ˈku.mu]) is a cross-platform app for smartphones (Android and iOS) which can be used to find people nearby who speak or learn the same languages as the user.[4][5][1][6] The app was launched for Esperanto speakers on 22 April 2017[7][8][9] and for speakers of all languages during LangFest in Montreal on 25 August 2017. On 9 August 2018 Amikumu had members in more than 130 countries speaking 525 languages.[10]

Architecture[edit]

The Android app is written in Java and Kotlin, the iOS app in Swift, and the server in Ruby on Rails.[1]

Kickstarter campaign[edit]

Amikumu was funded in part using Kickstarter. The Kickstarter campaign, organized by Esperanto speakers Chuck Smith and Richard "Evildea" Delamore, launched on 18 October 2016. More than 3000 euros were collected in the first 10 hours after the campaign started. The original goal of the campaign was 8500 euros,[11] which was reached in 27 hours.[12] The campaign went on until 16 November 2016, collecting a total of 26671 euros,[11] which is over three times more than the original goal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "MvP010 Amikumu" (in Esperanto). Movada vidpunkto. 2016-10-10. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  2. ^ "Amikumu for Android". Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "Amikumu for iOS". Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  4. ^ Salisbury, Josh (2017-12-06). "'Saluton!': the surprise return of Esperanto | Science | The Guardian". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  5. ^ Ana María Dávila (2018-01-08). "'Paroli esperanton' no es cosa del pasado | cataluna" (in Spanish). elmundo.es. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  6. ^ "Amikumu helpos trovi proksimajn esperantistojn" (in Esperanto). Libera Folio. 2016-10-18. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  7. ^ "Amikumu – find nearby speakers - Android Apps on Google Play". Google Play. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  8. ^ "Amikumu ekhavis pli ol mil novajn uzantojn". Libera Folio (in Esperanto). 2017-04-23. Retrieved 2017-04-23. La poŝtelefona aplikaĵo Amikumu, kiu helpas trovi proksimajn esperantistojn, estis lanĉita sabate la 22-an de aprilo.
  9. ^ Pavinski, Rogener. "Chuck Smith en la teknologia generacio". Kontakto (in Esperanto). 54 (279): 5. Ĝi estis lanĉita sabate la 22-an de aprilo.
  10. ^ https://amikumu.com/statistics/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ a b "Amikumu: the app to use languages with people near you". Kickstarter. 2016-10-18. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  12. ^ "@laevildea ne povas kaŝi sian ekscitiĝon pri la 100%-financiĝo de nia monkolekta kampanjo post nur 27 horoj!" (in Esperanto). Twitter. 2016-10-19. Retrieved 2016-10-19.

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