Share this Story

Google Opens Up App Translation Service to All Developers, Translating Full Apps Made Easy

Google Translate

Google introduced the App Translation Service back at Google I/O, at which point a small amount of Android app developers were allowed to enter a pilot program. Apparently, the service has been a huge success, so Google has decided to open the service to all Android developers everywhere. This service allows for applications to be translated in a variety of languages, which will allow the developer to then market their app to a broader audience. 

The service is not free, though. Depending on the size of the application (how wordy it is), will determine the price. For small apps, the service will run about $75, while larger apps can cost up to $150.

If you are a developer and want to reach more people across the world, then head to your dashboard and get to work.

Via: Engadget | Android Developers

  • David

    It would be very beneficial for the Android developers. This translation services gives developers a chance to launch their android applications in more than one language and, as a result, be able to reach more audiences.

    David Rainey – http://www.dammann.com.au/

  • robertgurley

    Interesting – still a mobile app best practice to limit the number of text in general, reducing the localization of your app regardless of the availability of translated versions. On the other hand, hopefully this will let developers push out different versions of apps w/o having to pay the marketplace submission fee multiple times.

    – Rob Gurley, http://www.mobilesmith.com

  • Janeta Barge

    мʏ вυɖɖʏ’ѕ ѕιѕтɛʀ-ιɴ-ʟαա мαĸɛѕ $74 αɴ нօυʀ օɴ тнɛ ιɴтɛʀɴɛт. ѕнɛ нαѕ вɛɛɴ օυт օғ α ʝօв ғօʀ 8 мօɴтнѕ вυт ʟαѕт мօɴтн нɛʀ ιɴƈօмɛ աαѕ $1з211 ʝυѕт աօʀĸιɴɢ օɴ тнɛ ιɴтɛʀɴɛт ғօʀ α ғɛա нօυʀѕ. ʋιѕιт>>> w­w­w.B­l­u­e­7­8.ℂ­o­m

  • Machine translation will never be as good as human translation.

  • Ej McCarty

    I want some damn nexus 10 2 news. I want one really bad, but I know if i get the old one the new one will come out 15 days after I get mine and I’ll become sick to my stomach. Has anyone heard anything aside from the fake press renders. A lot of people have been saying this Friday, the 15th, but I need some concrete news. Google would be smart to announce if they are even making it for sure or not and when we can expect it by. I assume they will lose a lot of potential buyers for the new device by keeping everyone in the dark.

  • droidftw

    Just so everyone knows, this doesn’t use Google Translate. It just hooks developers up with translation companies easily.

    • Seiga

      You’re both right and wrong. It doesn’t use Google Translate, but it’s also doesn’t utilize other translation companies. Keep in mind, Google has a vast database full of localized sites. This isn’t new to them. What they did differently is that they allowed developers to access localization translations for a small fee. The Devs can then access that api, which is powered by Google.

      From what I read, there are a lot of stipulations, but if you follow the Android Developer Guidelines, should have no problem creating localized apps.

      • droidftw

        I’m just going off of what I remember from being at IO. They put a picture of a list of companies that were offering translation services. The blog also states that you can keep in close contact with your translator (a human I assume).

  • Jack

    What the hell is a hypebeast? It sounds lame!

  • Goblueboy

    The thing is that their translations suck. I cannot get anything translated unless it’s like one simple word in Korean. Most of the time I already try to use it for apps in Korean but it works 30% of the time.

    • antinorm

      It’s about as good as an automated translation can get. Human translation is much better. You’re right, though — a lot of the time, automated translations look like they came from the same people as “All your base are belong to us”.

  • Really Cool!