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Mar 2014

5 Questions About Localization – A Survey

We’ve put together a little survey here at Applingua HQ and we’d love your input! It should take no more than a minute to complete, so if you have some free time and can help us we’d really appreciate it! 🙂 Thanks!


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Mar 2014

Ask Applingua: How do I Decide Which Languages to Localize My App Into?

Of all the questions we get asked by developers, this is probably the most common one. It’s the million dollar question (though no localization should ever cost that much!), and there’s never going to be an easy answer to all of the questions surrounding your choice.. “How do I know which languages my users speak? What if I pick the wrong languages? How do I...

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Mar 2014

Ask Applingua: How Can I Trust Translation Quality?

It’s difficult to judge the quality of something when you don’t really know what you’re looking for and when you can’t speak the language it’s written in. This is especially the case when you’re entrusting the reputation of your app to a third-party, without many means of checking their work.  How do I know that the quality of the translations I get back is going...

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Mar 2014

Ask Applingua: How Difficult is it to Support Localizations?

If you’re an app developer, you may be reluctant to localize your app and hey, we get it. Maybe you’ve heard that localising your app will open a can of worms, or maybe you’re concerned about the possible extra work involved. “Will it take long to adapt my UI to make localizations possible? What about future updates? And how will I even support non-native users?”...

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Mar 2014

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! What We Learnt About Building An App in 24 Hours

You might not be aware of this, but we’re proud of our Welsh roots here at Applingua HQ. Despite regularly translating apps in over 25 different languages, we’re often saddened by how few Welsh language apps there are on the App Store. Unfortunately Apple don’t make it easy either, as Welsh is still officially unsupported by iOS devices. However, where there’s a will, there’s a...

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Dec 2013

iOS7: Our Favourite Redesigns!

Redesigns – everyone is at it these days. Apple redesigned their mobile operating system, we redesigned our website and now our daily apps are following suit. God guys, copy cats much? 😉 And nothing quite says Christmas as the snow white of iOS 7. It’s been out for a few months now and we’ve had some time to really put these apps through their paces, here...

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Nov 2013

Time For Something New – Redesigning Applingua.com

Applingua has been around for a few years. A few people know about us now (hi mum!) and we’ve had a couple of iterations of our site. They’ve always been a static HTML site with a WordPress blog attached, but this time we decided the time had come to make it bigger, better and prettier, so we decided to go for a complete WordPress install....

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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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