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The Cost of Localization

03

Sep 2018

The Cost of Localization

$0.08, $0.12, $0.23 USD per word – can that really be the only cost of localization and translation? You guessed it – probably not! The true cost of localization and translation can range dramatically depending on your requirements and the markets you are trying to enter. In this post, we cover some of the considerations companies should make around the localization and translation of their...

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Top 6 Benefits of Localization

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Aug 2018

Top 6 Benefits of Localization

In a global market, the benefits of localization may seem obvious. For anyone working directly in the language services industry, or at least anyone who regularly deals with Language Service Providers, the benefits might seem more evident. When it comes to businesses that are just getting started on their international journey, taking their product or service into global markets isn’t always plain sailing and the...

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Localization Strategy

08

Aug 2018

Localization Strategy

You’ve got your local business up and running. Content strategy for your local market is good to go – you’ve thought about your customers, your brand, and the style of language you use. But then you ask, what about translation and localization? Don’t you want customers in other countries to interact with your business? Do you need a localization strategy? The likelihood is yes. One...

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Which internationalization talks to look out for at WWDC 2018

05

Jun 2018

Which internationalization talks to look out for at WWDC 2018

Whether you’re at WWDC in San Jose or following from the comfort of your own desk at home, we’ve trawled the WWDC timetable for the relevant localization and internationalization sessions and workshops for iOS and macOS apps. WWDC Sessions Creating Apps for a Global Audience Head over to Hall 3 or wait for the video to go live between 9am and 9.40am PST. Apple claims...

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WWDC2018

04

Jun 2018

WWDC2018

It’s just 2 hours until WWDC 2018 kicks off. After ditching downtown San Francisco, Apple’s annual developer conference has moved closer to HQ and back to the conference’s original site of San Jose. We’re standing by to see which internationalisation changes Apple makes to the iOS and macOS platforms that could have an effect on our clients’ projects. The rumour mills this year have been...

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Your Privacy & Applingua (GDPR)

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May 2018

Your Privacy & Applingua (GDPR)

As many of you are aware, GDPR rules will come into force across Europe on May 25th 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation is an EU law on data protection and privacy for individuals within the EU and EEA. It also looks at the export of personal data outside of the EU and EEA in order to protect the rights of its citizens (read more...

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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

29

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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