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Google starts App Translation Service for all Android developers

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Google starts App Translation Service for all Android developers
It's a global market, and you can't expect that English alone will be a big enough market for your app. Luckily, Google wants to help out with that. Google had set up some Localization tips in its Google Play Developer Console before, but now it has taken the next logical step and created an App Translation Service for all Android developers.

The best part of the service is that it doesn't use Google Translate, which is good for small things, but is usually pretty bad for context (as are all machine translation services). So, Google has made it easy for developers to get their apps translated by professional humans at a very reasonable price. If you have a small app, it will cost you an average of about $75 per language; and, larger apps will cost an average of about $150 per language. The translators will even help you out with your app listing details and the app graphics. 

Google says the pilot program for the App Translation Service went well. The Zombie Ragdoll developer translated its game into 20 different languages, and found that now 80% of installs come from non-English regions. So, given the markets that you could access with a well translated app, that's a pretty solid cost for what could be a pretty complex job.

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posted on 11 Nov 2013, 21:25 1

1. blazee (Posts: 251; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


A no brainer great idea

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 23:00 2

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2337; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


A great idea indeed. :)

posted on 11 Nov 2013, 23:36

3. Blazers (Posts: 187; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I will pay someone $300 to translate Ryuu Ga Gotoku 5 (Yakuza 5) in full to English. Any takers?

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