Tag: mobile apps

Wo Ist Mein Handy? Knowing the German Mobile User

Apparently, whether you say cell phone or smart phone is a giveaway about your age in the US (heavens forbid what clipping the thing to your belt says about you). I’ve been spending a lot of time in Germany recently, so I decided to find out what Germans call their mobile phones. Without a doubt,...

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Resources for Mobile App Developers' Translation Planning

I was reading a Techcrunch article called the Number of Mobile Devices Will Exceed World’s Population by 2012. All very interesting stuff that I would encourage you to read. However, I was little underwhelmed by the article’s title claim as I thought we were already there (there are more phones than people in Ireland, for...

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The Dublin Windows Phone Code Camp: A Localization Debrief

I attended the Windows Phone (WP) code camp at Microsoft in Dublin, an event organized by the Microsoft Ireland Development and Platform Evangelism (DPE) team and Dublin ALT.NET. One of the great things about my interests profile is that I get to cover user experience (UX), developer relations, localization, and a bunch of other cool stuff, all...

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Localization Services Industry: Does It Scale Down?

I visited Macworld 2011 in San Francisco. The event was dominated by mobile apps for iPhone and iPad and accessories (there was some stuff about music and television too). It was clear to me that the barriers to innovation in the mobile space are now very low, and apps can be developed easily by individuals...

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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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Whatever Happened to the Real Irish Localization Industry? The Lessons for the Community

I’ve worked in, and around, Irish-based localization for 20 years. Once, it was heralded as a cornerstone of foreign investment in Ireland. Government ministers fell over each other turning up at the opening of the latest localization facility. The rest of the world looked to Ireland for lessons about their own localization sector. Now, some...

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