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Create your first Web-app using ChatGPT


Language translation is essential in our globalized world, bridging language gaps. Web apps are becoming more important for seamless communication due to the rising need for language translation services.

This article discusses creating a web-based language translation application utilizing ChatGPT and Streamlit. ChatGPT, an advanced OpenAI language model, can generate natural-sounding text responses from inputs provided. On the other hand, Streamlit is a powerful open-source framework for fast, easy data science web application development.


  • Use Chatgpt to create a Translator Web-app


Here we go....

I. Starting ChatGPT and Streamlit

Before building our language translation web application, we must set up our development environment and install the necessary packages. This section explains how to configure and install OpenAI with Streamlit.

ChatGPT's language model was created by OpenAI, which powers our web-based translation tool. To use OpenAI's resources, we will need to get an API key from the website. With the API key, we can install OpenAI using pip in our command prompt or terminal:

pip install openai
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Next, we need to setup Streamlit, which is the framework we will be using to build our web app. We can also use pip to install Streamlit:

pip install streamlit
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Now that OpenAI and Streamlit have been installed, we can now start building our translation web-based app.

For more information on ChatGPT, Streamlit, and the OpenAI API key acquisition procedure, check out my in-depth tutorial, Building a ChatGPT Web Application using Streamlit and OpenAI: A Step-by-Step Tutorial.

II. Developing the Translation Web-App

After installing the necessary packages, let us now see how to create the user interface for our language translation web-based application. Please follow this full guide:

  1. Name a new file in your favourite Python editor. Please copy the code snippets into your file and save changes.
  2. Import the necessary packages to start coding:
# Importing required packages  
import streamlit as st  
import openai
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  1. We will use ChatGPT model engine text-davinci-003. This model can mimic human responses and even translate across languages. This model requires registration and an OpenAI api_key, as explained in step (V.5) of this article. Now, add the following two lines to your script:
# Set the model engine and your OpenAI API key  
model_engine = "text-davinci-003"  
openai.api_key = "your_secret_key"
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  1. Next we will create the translate_tex function which will take care of the translation process. This function will take whatever the user selects as target language and text input and return the translated text.
# Define a function to handle the translation process  
def translate_text(text, target_language):  
# Define the prompt for the ChatGPT model  
prompt = f"Translate '{text}' to {target_language}"  

# Generate the translated text using ChatGPT  
response = openai.Completion.create(  

# Extract the translated text from the response  
translated_text = response.choices[0].text.strip()  

return translated_text
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  1. Now to bring it all together, we will create the main() function that will call the needed functions to create our language web-based translation app. Let us setup this app, so the user will be able to translate text into Arabic, English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Chinese, Yoruba :
# Define the main function that sets up the Streamlit UI and handles the translation process  
def main():  
# Set up the Streamlit UI  
st.sidebar.header('Language Translation App')  
st.sidebar.write('Enter text to translate and select the target language:')  

# Create a text input for the user to enter the text to be translated  
text_input = st.text_input('Enter text to translate')  

# Create a selectbox for the user to select the target language  
target_language = st.selectbox('Select language', ['Arabic', 'English', 'Spanish', 'French', 'German', 'Japanese', 'Russian', 'Korean', 'Chinese', 'Yoruba'])  

# Create a button that the user can click to initiate the translation process  
translate_button = st.button('Translate')  

# Create a placeholder where the translated text will be displayed  
translated_text = st.empty()  

# Handle the translation process when the user clicks the translate button  
if translate_button:  
translated_text.text(translate_text(text_input, target_language))
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  1. Now for our last step, we need to call the main function that we created
# Call the main function  
if __name__ == '__main__':  
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All done, now go ahead and save the file. We can give any name to our python file. I will call it

We can now run our translator app in our terminal.

streamlit run
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Once you run this command, a webpage in your default web browser will open where we will see our web-app.


Please go ahead and test the app for yourself. This is what it will look like.


III. Making our Web-app to the World

To make our app public, there are 3 easy ways.

We will look at how to make our available to everyone, using streamlit

III.1 Before Deploying to the Cloud…

We are now ready to deploy our translation app to the rest of the world. Before doing that, we need to do some house cleaning.

III.2 Install git

We need to install Git, our Version Control Tool which will allow us to run git commands on the terminal to upload our app.

III.3 Add a ‘requirements.text’ file

The cloud platform will need to know the python packages to install before they can start your app. We will specify that in our requirements.txtfile.

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III.4 Deploy your App to Streamlit Cloud

We will be using Streamlit to make our website public

III.4.1 Set up a GitHub Account

First, create a GitHub account here: Click here

III.4.2 Create a New GitHub Repository

In the upper-right corner of any page, use the drop-down + menu, and select New repository.


Give the repo name you want repository name, -> click on Create repository. For now, no need to change any parameters, we will go with the default parameters.

III.4.3 Upload Files to your GitHub Repository

Now click on ‘uploading an existing file’.


Select your and requirements.txt files inside the following page.

III.4.4 Set up a Streamlit Cloud Account

First we need to create a streamlit account. To do create a Streamlit cloud account here: Click

III.4.5 Create a New App and Link your GitHub Account

  • You will see a prominently visible "New app" button after logging in, which is self-explanatory once you see it.

  • Also, you will get a prompt asking you to "Connect to GitHub". Click on it and log into your previously created GitHub account to continue.


III.4.6 Deploy your App

  • On the next screen, search for the GitHub repository that you just created. Type the repo name in the area -> Repository, which is specifically for this purpose.

  • In the field -> Main file path change to

  • Click the 'Deploy!' button.

III.4.7 Your Public App is Now Live on Streamlit Cloud!

After waiting for some time, your app will appear. Congrats! Here’s mine:


Congratulations!!!!!! You have created your very first app.



Great job creating your very first app. Please go ahead and share your new app to others and let them test your app.

With that said ----------------> Happy Building!!

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Top comments (1)

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Thank you this is eye opening