Transfluent now localizes iOS and Android apps!
Transfluent for Apps
August 1, 2012 Helsinki – Transfluent (www.transfluent.com) today announced an API (Application Programming Interface) for easy translation of mobile applications developed for Apple’s iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad, and Android devices, into multiple languages.
The Transfluent API for Apps is the world’s first professional language translation service that can be embedded directly into the application build process. This means that every time the developer makes changes to the application, all of the different language versions also get updated at the same time.
Mobile applications are a truly global market, and localizing an application typically increases sales significantly. Despite the growing need for app localization, there has not been an efficient method of translating the apps into multiple languages until now.
The Transfluent API makes it possible to develop applications directly in multiple languages (as opposed to translating once the development has been completed). This shortens the time-to-market, increases the quality of the localized versions and lowers the cost of maintaining the multiple language versions.
Transfluent’s backend is powered by a network of more than 15,000 professional translators in over 60 languages. Each translation task is assigned to two independent translators – one does the translation and another proofreads the text. The API helps the developer specify context for the translation task, including screenshots taken from the application.
“For the best results, we recommend starting the translation process early on in the development of the app. Developing the app and testing it in multiple languages throughout the process guarantees that the localized versions work and feel as native as the original. Loyal users who are native speakers of various languages can be a great resource in making sure all the terminology is spot-on!” comments Jani Penttinen, founder and CEO of Transfluent.
Transfluent keeps track of the previous translations so that only changes and additions are translated. If required, the text can be sent to translation dozens of times a day, but translation will only performed where needed.
Transfluent has quickly become a trusted partner for prominent application developers, such as DocScanner developer Haave Inc., Recoil, NonStop Games and Kapu Toys.
Tommy Incrosnatu, CEO of Kapu Toys commented on Transfluent: “Kapu Toys is developing new kinds of mobile games for children. Transfluent has supplied us with comprehensive translation solutions which have helped us in production and marketing. Our co-operation with Transfluent has worked well; the service is quick and knowledgeable. Now, with the new API, updating new translation versions is even easier and more trouble-free.”
Transfluent is a provider of rapid, professional translations for social media, websites and applications. Transfluent works in Facebook, Twitter and WordPress and the Transfluent API can be used to embed the near-realtime translations in applications. Transfluent is powered by over 15 000 professional translators, available 24/7, in over 60 languages.
Transfluent is one of the pioneers of professional crowdsourcing. Using crowdsourcing techniques with professional resources gives Transfluent the ability to deliver high quality translations as fast as humanly possible.
Transfluent for Apps can be found at http://www.transfluent.com/apps/
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