Tag: android

Minimum Viable Product: Globalization

Yes, been waiting to get a Silicon Valley-style allusion to MVP (Minimum Viable Product) into a blog post for ages. And now, thanks to Java and Android guru and i18n veteran John O’Conner (@joconner), here it is: The Absolute Minimum You Need to Know About Internationalization A simple, straightforward and understandable list of the key things...

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How to Use the HTML5 Translate Attribute: A Translatability Best Practice

HTML5 introduces a translate attribute that allows fine-grained control over what content should be translated, or not. Richard Ishida of the W3C has all the details of the attribute and its applicability, as well as some interesting insights into how Bing Translator and Google Translate deal with the translatability of content issue. Here’s an example...

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Who is the Language Industry's Chocolate Apple? Comics, Technology, and Culture

I’ve previously written about the uptake of the comic form in technical communications and some of the translation and cultural challenges. As part of Oracle’s research into the use of comics as a way of educating technical writers about DITA, I was astounded by the wide range of subjects covered by Japanese manga (漫画). Now, we...

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Google Translate on Android: Mobile Translation Comes of Age

Really taken by this little tidbit from the Android folks, released as part of the 10th billionth Android app download celebration, giving us insight into how those apps are used: 100 million words are translated every week in 200 different countries on Google Translate. You cannot but be impressed. Again, the mobile platform is leading...

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Mobile Apps Localization, Irish Style, Apple Style

You don't need professional linguists to bring your mobile app to the international market. You need a service to help you reach interested translators. Let the user decide.

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Taking Mobile Android Applications to Market: The Challenges

Really enjoyed this blog article by Andreas Constantinou Mobile Developer Economics: Taking Applications to Market. Excellent material, especially for Android apps development fans. Look at the fourth challenge: Localization “The lack of localised apps for non-English markets is exacerbated for Android. A search on AndroLib reveals that out of the approximately 60,000 apps on Android...

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