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Applingua & GitHub Projects

16

Mar 2018

Applingua & GitHub Projects

Applingua has been working with tech companies and app developers since 2010. During that time, we’ve managed localization projects of all shapes and sizes, across all different mediums and according to our clients’ workflows. It’s no secret that GitHub is a popular repository for developers creating mobile apps, web apps and other software across teams. Often clients ask us if we can contribute to the...

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Sneak Peek at our new branding!

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Jan 2018

Sneak Peek at our new branding!

How we started out All companies have a history. Different lengths, different experiences. Starting in December 2010, Applingua’s story isn’t the longest, but we’ve come a long way since then. When Rob, our founder, decided to step away from his 9-5 to take on the world of app localization, he knew it would be challenging. He could see translation agencies at the time weren’t approaching...

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Applingua CEO recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year

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Oct 2017

Applingua CEO recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year

The year 2017 has already seen many exciting things happen in Cardiff and in Wales. This list now includes the inaugural Welsh SME Business Awards. The awards ceremony was held at Portland House in Cardiff Bay. The venue put on an excellent reception and served up a delicious three course meals, with both vegetarian and vegan options. In fact, the Applingua team shared a table with...

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Welcome Waze to Wales

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Sep 2017

Welcome Waze to Wales

Over two years ago, Applingua approached Welsh Government with an ambitious project to translate 60 apps into Welsh. Being a minor language globally, Welsh is normally overlooked by app developers and while we would agree that the numbers are small, there are few other countries where passion for their native language is stronger. Welsh Government awarded us the grant and we got to work contacting...

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Applingua CEO named in 35 Under 35

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Aug 2017

Applingua CEO named in 35 Under 35

Applingua CEO, Robert Lo Bue, has been named as one of Wales’ 35 under 35. The annual list, compiled by Wales Online, identifies the top young business and professional men in Wales. “It’s a real honour to be listed this year. We’re working really hard at Applingua to raise our profile and serve the community better.” says Robert. “Of course we can’t stop here. The...

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Applingua CEO named as a Rising Star

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Jun 2017

Applingua CEO named as a Rising Star

Applingua CEO, Robert Lo Bue, has been named as a Rising Star in Wales. The annual list, compiled by Wales Business Insider, identifies those who are “ambitious, entrepreneurial and driven to create”. “I’m really happy to be included on this prestigious list this year.” says Robert. “Applingua is definitely leading the way in Wales and globally in the tech translation market. It’s an honour to...

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Leaving Comments on Localizable.strings

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Apr 2017

Leaving Comments on Localizable.strings

Have you got an iOS app which you want to translate? If you do, you’ll probably already know you’ll need to prepare the localizable strings for translation. You prepare strings for localization by using the NSlocalizedstrings macro in code. You might also know that it’s possible to leave notes or comments, as they’re called, alongside the strings. Developers usually ask 3 key questions about comments:...

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Applingua attends GDC2017

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Mar 2017

Applingua attends GDC2017

We’re very excited to be in San Francisco this week attending GDC 2017. After our very successful visit to last year’s event, we’re really happy to be able to meet some of our existing game developers and publishers as well as make some new contact. Of course, as it’s a gaming conference, it’s no secret that we’ll also be looking to play as many games...

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Applingua CEO helps bring Pitch@Palace to Cardiff

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Feb 2017

Applingua CEO helps bring Pitch@Palace to Cardiff

Applingua’s CEO, Robert Lo Bue, has been busy this month volunteering for Cardiff Start C.I.C to help bring Pitch@Palace onTour to Cardiff. The event, that took place today in Cardiff’s premier co-working space, Tramshed Tech, welcomed entrepreneurs from Northern Ireland, England and Wales to compete for a place in the Pitch@Palace Bootcamp that will take place in April. Winners of the Boot Camp will go on...

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Introducing Universal Rates

07

Dec 2016

Introducing Universal Rates

For a long time Applingua differentiated in price between languages. Those which had a Latin script were set at one price. These included European languages like Spanish, French and German, as well as other non-European languages written in Latin script, such as Turkish and Indonesian. And languages with a different script, like Arabic, Hindi and Chinese, were set a different price. It won’t come as a surprise...

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