Interesting, but about 100 miles out. As a "Coventry kid", I was surprised to be placed west of Cardiff. I checked the sample data for Meriden and Nuneaton, and the vocabulary choices and pronunciation examples were very similar to mine. Is South Wales really so very similar to the Midlands?
I found it a fun quiz to do. It caused me to think about how I say things and how others do. The app did not place my dialect because I am from Southern England but lived in Glasgow, and moving has modified my accent - this app showed me how! I recommend reading press articles about the research to find how this app developed and continues to develop. Great that the app now includes Scottish, Welsh and Irish accents.
Fun and interesting Although disappointed with my result (given outskirts of London when I live near Cambridge) I had fun. Maybe nuanced terms for speaking to friendly strangers could be used to pinpoint locations e.g. 'duck' - Stoke, 'Mate' - London/south east, 'chuck' - Leicester(?) as a few examples. However, the heat map seems pretty useless if the whole country is red
I'm an accent mongrel It wasn't very accurate for me but then I've lived all over the UK. Moving from the shires to the West Country while still youngish probably hasn't made it very easy to guess. Couldn't reflect that in the post quiz survey.
All this analysis is based on how people think they sound words which in reality might not be the case. I have been surprised in the past hearing my recorded voice sounding quite different to how I imagined.
It was 50 miles out, which isn't too bad but the app definitely needs a social media sharing function. You will definitely get more uptake and downloads if people can then dhare on social media the results.
Improved dialect prediction for England
Now also works for broader accents of Northern Ireland, The Republic of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
Minor bug fixes