Android App Translation Available To All Devs, Google Tries To Topple Tower of Babel

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The mobile market is growing rapidly and promises to expand globally for years to come, but when it comes to apps, that growth presents the problem of language. If there are billions of mobile customers in essentially every region in the world with a smartphone in their pockets, they’re going to want apps in their own languages.

Google is tackling that problem by making its App Translation Service available to all Android developers. “To help developers reach users in other languages, we launched the App Translation Service, which allows developers to purchase professional app translations through the Google Play Developer Console,” reads a blog post penned by Google Play’s Ellie Powers. “This is part of a toolbox of localization features you can (and should!) take advantage of as you distribute your app around the world through Google Play.”

Google Android App Translation Service

The service is located in the APK section of the Developer Console, where devs can add a new translation or manage existing ones, and after some back and forth with a translator (if need be) and some localization testing, devs should be ready to publish in the Google Play store.

Google says that some 1.5 million new Android phones and tablets activate every day; it would seem that this translation service will be a boon to developers and customers alike.
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Google has expanded in more ways that we know. Keep it up, Google! You make the translation business easy and attainable for many countries. But there are some other good and reliable sources for android app translation.Like bing.com, apktranslation.com ,etc.

As Twitter uses Microsoft's Bing translation service to transform tweets on its website and its Windows Phone application. And Twitter spreads globally, it makes sense to be able to break down language barriers. But machine translation is hard -- especially in the abbreviated lingo of a tweet.

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