Support the Tetun Translator

Back in 2014 I had an idea to put develop a simple program to help myself and others learn the Tetun language. Eventually it evolved into what I called the Tetun Translator. The project was a simple test case to see what was possible. It has received usuage by more than 57 000 people from around the world and currently gets an average of 700 users a day. It has spread quickly through the Timorese population and is the 22nd most visited website in Timor-Leste according to Alexa

Due to work and family commitments I haven't had the time and resources it deserved, which is why I've started this GoFundme to help cover the costs.

Firstly I want to re-build the web/iphone/android apps so they function correctly on all devices.

Secondly I want to hire some help from an expert to improve the language translations and some native speakers to help manage the database of words.

I see this as an important tool for internationals and nationals alike.  As I've always said, it will never be perfect but if it can help improve communication for the Country it would be of great benefit.


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Tony Franklin 
Milton QLD
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