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Apr 2016

3 Reasons to Localize an App, Game or Website

As you know, the words localization and translation are often used interchangeably. Perhaps they shouldn’t be, but that’s just the way it goes. Especially in the tech world. But in the linguistics world, localization isn’t just translation. Far from it, in fact. Localization is much more than just another translation job. For us, localization is about making a product, such as an app, a website or a game, accessible to a...

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Apr 2016

When Your Product Needs a Translator

The world today is becoming evermore globalized and internationalized. As companies grow and look for expansion and growth opportunities elsewhere, they inevitably need to enter international markets. In order to have the right competitive edge to enter these markets, the products and services of companies need to be suitable for their target market. To do this, companies will often turn to a Translation Agency for assistance with the...

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Apr 2016

Getting the Timing Right

For almost any job today, you need to be good at organizing your time. In fact, for any job where you’re in front of a computer or have to complete tasks, Time Management is crucial to doing your job well and effectively. Like reading and writing, managing time is also a skill. Even though it might seem like it comes naturally to some, it’s a...

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Mar 2016

Applingua is off to GDC 2016!

We may only have the word ‘app’ in our name, but over the last five years we’ve been fortunate to work with some really beautiful games on the App Store. Take Alto’s Adventure, for example, we worked closely with the developers over at Built by Snowman to not only translate their captivating game, but also ensure the experience in other languages rivalled that in English....

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Mar 2016

Translators, Likes and Facebook

In September it was rumoured that Facebook was going to make changes to the ubiquitous Like button. Come February, what we thought might be a drop in the ocean turned out to be something much bigger. Mark Zuckerberg made waves when he announced the decision to expand on the Like button with six additional buttons! In the social media world, it was an important decision...

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Jan 2016

Celebrating 5 Years!

An incredible five years ago, I sat down at a spare desk in my parents house and started working on Applingua’s first website. I had just moved back to the UK from Munich and didn’t have a penny to my name. One thing was clear to me at that time from my previous job, software localization was far too difficult for developers. I was convinced...

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Dec 2015

Please Apple, It’s Time To Support Arabic*

Hi Apple, Long time no speak! We are just asking again if it would be possible to add additional language support to iTunes Connect. We’ve spoken about this before, on our blog, on Twitter, in person at WWDC, but it’s almost 2016 and we thought we’d ask once more. After all, it is Christmas! 😉 Some nice new iTunes Connect changes, but Arabic is *still not supported* as a...

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Nov 2015

Apps in Welsh – The Welsh App Directory

About a year ago we pitched a project to Welsh Government which we hoped would increase the number of apps available in the Welsh. I’m happy to report, a year on, not only was our proposal successful, but we’ve now translated over 50 apps into Welsh. App translation and localization is obviously our forte here at Applingua, but working with a language such as Welsh, which...

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Mar 2015

Free Welsh Localization for iOS Developers

As some of you may know, Applingua is headquartered in the capital of Wales, one of four nations that comprises the United Kingdom. While we are a small country, anyone who visits our lush-green countryside or idyllic coastal towns will see just how passionate we are about many things, not least Welsh, our ancient and beautiful language. Free Welsh Localization Offer We are currently offering...

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Nov 2014

Applingua’s most useful iOS 8 feature

We’ve all been using iOS 8 for some months now and despite all the whizz-bang showcase features, it takes a while until your favourite feature really stands out. For us, it’s Apple’s iOS language selection list. We’ve been translating apps for nearly four years now and we know by sight all of Apple’s previously supported languages. However iOS 8 introduced support for hundreds more and learning what each language is, without...

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