Jul 2013

Supporting unsupported languages in iOS

Old blog post! Since iOS 8 all languages are now supported, including Welsh! Yippee! Read here for more infomration Remember when we wrote about Apple and the unsupported languages issue? Occasionally we get asked to translate languages we cannot support. It’s not that we don’t want to, it’s just that Apple hasn’t yet included native support in iOS. Ironically, Applingua HQ is based in a country...

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May 2013

Tools of the Trade: Apps To Use Daily

We thought it was time for another ‘apps to use daily’ roundup, so we’ve put together a few of our top “tools of the trade”. You’re welcome! First up: Trello– Free It’s not a secret that we love Trello, we’ve talked about it before. For those who don’t know – Trello is an organizational website which also has complimentary iPhone and iPad apps so you...

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Apr 2013

App Marketing Etiquette Rules & Tips

A little while ago we did a round up of app etiquette rules and tips. We’re back this month to talk about marketing etiquette. You’ve got your app, you’re ready to launch – here’s how not to piss off the people that can help you get exposure. You’re welcome! 🙂 1. Don’t send out large, unsolicited attachments with your press releases Thanks Amy Davies for...

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Apr 2013

Useful WordPress Plugins

We know that a lot of our developer friends have blogs, and that a lot of those are run on WordPress (as is our blog!) so we thought we’d do a handy little round-up of our favourite useful WordPress plugins. Everyone likes things that make life a little easier, right? 🙂 We’re listing our top 5 but are always happy to find more so tweet...

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Mar 2013

Localization Myths – The Truth About Localization

It’s not every day you hear an agency telling you what they do is super easy and persuading you to use fewer of their services rather than more. At Applingua we really want everyone to get localization right, rather than up-sell more languages or persuade you to translate more than you should. We want to tackle some of the localization myths from the wonderful world...

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Feb 2013

Working on Your App Etiquette

We’ve all been there. You download a new app, play around with it for a while and then never use it again or delete it in a fit of ‘poor interface’ induced rage. As a user, it’s frustrating when apps don’t appear to be thinking about their end users but for developers it can be the difference between a killer app and a flop and...

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Jan 2013

The Difference Between Traditional and Simplified Chinese

I am often asked about the difference between Traditional and Simplified Chinese and why device and software manufacturers such as Google or Apple support both. People are often also confused by Mandarin and Cantonese and where they fit into the picture. This post hopefully clears up some of the complexities of one of the biggest and oldest languages in the world. Mandarin and Cantonese are...

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Dec 2012

Mac OS Apps We Can’t Live Without – Part Two

It’s time for me to do my indispensable Mac Os Apps list, following Rob’s post last week. Some of the Mac OS Apps we use are the same, but we do have some noticeable differences (because I’m better, obviously 😉 just kidding, boss) Chrome (free) – while Rob is a big Safari fan I’m much more of a Chrome advocate for my browser of choice. It’s a...

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Nov 2012

Mac Apps I Use Daily – Rob

It’s amazing to think it was just 10 years ago when we hung our head each time we read the words “Available for Windows XP/2000/98 only” in the latest computer magazine. Nowadays, I could take you for a beer and chat for hours about all the great tools available for OS X. But everyone has a certain group of apps that they use every day. Those...

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Nov 2012

Hello, iPad mini

Only a few weeks ago, we were all sitting around our Macs and Apple TVs watching Tim Cook et al introduce the new iPad mini at their October special event. Few of us were surprised, we all knew deep down that Apple would one day introduce a smaller, more affordable iPad. Well here it is, the iPad mini featuring a 7.9″ screen and mostly the same...

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