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Nov 2012

Handheld 2012 – The Round Up

A while ago we wrote a post talking about Handheld Conference organised by Craig Lockwood. Well, it took place yesterday in St David’s Hotel, overlooking Cardiff Bay and the sea! (Although it was a bit rainy and grey, so the view of the sea wasn’t the best, boo).  The theme for the day was ‘all things mobile, web & native’ and talks covered everything from device specific...

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16

Nov 2012

Localization, iOS and Mac OS Resources

We spend a lot of time online at Applingua, which is probably understandable given that our entire business resides on the internet. We read blogs, tweet fun people and play with apps. (It’s a hard life). We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite resources for finding new and interesting information in the worlds of localization, iOS and Mac OS. We’re always interested to...

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18

Oct 2012

A home for Applingua Apps

Applingua is an app localization agency, not an app development company. As we have blogged before, we occasionally find it difficult to find the appropriate app to suit our needs. In such cases, we make our own. For months these apps have just floated around our site, never having a proper home. There’s CDF Hotspots, the Wi-Fi hotspot finder for Cardiff, LinguaSwitch, to open your...

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12

Oct 2012

We Made An App! Introducing CDF Hotspots

Although it’s our bread and butter, we don’t just handle localization at Applingua. Several months ago, Neil Cocker created a WiFi Hotspots Map to help office-less nomads find WiFi in Cardiff. The map has been invaluable to the many people who have scoured the city for a fast connection, but unfortunately Google don’t make it terribly easy to navigate when you’re on the go. When you’re using a 3G connection...

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04

Oct 2012

Making Localization Even Easier – Introducing Applingua Glossaries!

Ever since Applingua was born, we’ve been collecting generic iOS and OS X terminology in a database secretly code-named Magpie, to help make localization easier and simpler. We’re hoping to make Magpie accessible online some time in early 2013, but as a little taste of what we’re trying to do, we’re offering four language packs via our website now. Exciting! We’ve packaged together 114 common OS...

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03

Sep 2012

5 Apps We’d Like to See Localized

Back in August Ben Thomas picked five of his favorite apps that aren’t yet localized. We’ve come up with another list of five that we think should be available in everyone’s native language. To try and spur on the developers we’re offering a 10% discount again on localization to all the apps featured in this post. Don’t say we never do anything nice for you  CoBook (Mac)...

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02

Sep 2012

Idiom fun! A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

This one’s a bit of a mouthful, don’t you think? A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush is an excellent expression that can be applied to so many different scenarios. Sometimes we just don’t know how lucky we are with what we already have. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush The bible contains our first written...

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Aug 2012

Our Top Harder-to-Find Mountain Lion Features

11 years, 9 revisions later and OS X is still the most advanced and user-friendly operating system out there. For most of us, it isn’t all the whizz-bang under the hood that keeps us waking up our MacBooks, but instead all the incredibly thought-out little features that make our life a whole lot easier. So putting aside all the headline iCloud, iMessage and Notification Center...

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Aug 2012

Idiom fun! It’s a small world

Travel anywhere and you’re likely to find someone or something you can somehow relate to. Thanks to social networks, proving Frigyes Karinthy’s six degrees of separation (he was a translator, no less) seems to get easier every year. It’s a small world The idiom ‘it’s a small world’ is used when you meet or see people in an unexpected location or meet a person who...

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Aug 2012

Handheld Conference

It’s not every day a top-class conference with top-class speakers comes to Applingua’s hometown of Cardiff. That’s all about to change however with Handheld Conf – Cardiff’s first annual, mobile-specific get-together. Handheld will take place in St David’s Hotel, overlooking Cardiff Bay and the sea! The theme for the day will be all things mobile, web & native and talks will cover everything from device...

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