A crash course to app localization
In the last few years we have seen a huge rise in the development and sale of mobile devices.
With the growth of smartphones, tablets and everything in between, the number of applications (“apps”) is also exploding. Many game and utility developers step in in an attempt to create popular apps and to benefit from the huge and booming new market. And if you want to you can read success stories of mobile app developers regularly. Just think of the stories of Angry Birds, Cut the Rope and Evernote.
Those apps are extremely popular and people demand them. In the past few years I’ve had the honor of contributing to some of the most popular apps in the world. You can have that chance too.
In this course you will learn the basics of app localization.
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- Translators who want to expand their specializations
- Translators looking to start app localization
- App localizers who want to learn more skills for app localization
- Translators who want to get new clients
In this short course you will learn:
- The difference between app translation and localization
- How apps are structured
- The technical aspects of multilingual apps
- What mobile operating systems are available and how they require different localization
- What skills and tools you need to have to localize apps
- How you can localize app content
This course requires no prerequisites, but general knowledge of technology, smart devices and apps is recommended.
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2. The difference between translation and localization
3. What is an app?
4. Localizing apps
5. Mobile operating systems
6. How are apps localized?
7. What do you need to have as an app localizer?
8. Using a CAT tool for localization
9. Seven tips for successfully localizing apps
Software and system requirements (click to expand)
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• There are no requirements other than Internet connection to participate in this self-paced course.
• No software purchase or pre-installation is necessary.
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