Translations for apps.

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Silver Josh, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Silver Josh

    Silver Josh Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2008
    77
    0
    0
    #1 Silver Josh, Oct 12, 2008
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2008
    Hi there! :eek:

    I was thinking to translate my apps and apps description into other languages.
    First I tried with an online translator, but I got a bad result and negative comments from Italian, Spanish and Japanese native speakers.
    Later I tried asking some translating companies but their prices are so high!! :( around 50$ for translation and I think it's not worth, since I have 5 apps.

    Do you know any other (cheaper) solution?

    thanks so much.
    Josh.
     
  2. DoubleV LTD

    DoubleV LTD Member

    Oct 12, 2008
    9
    0
    0
    #2 DoubleV LTD, Oct 12, 2008
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2008
    translations!

    We used AppStore Translations for our apps. If I remember well, their email address is appstoretranslations@gmail.com. (Yes, I checked my email box now.The address is right).
    They contacted me first and I accepted their conditions. If I'm not wrong, I think we paid around 12$ for each application description on iTunes AppStore. We have 7 apps online at this moment and we translated them into 4 languages. They are a professional translating company and they created a micro service only for the AppStore applications (that's why cheap price).
    I have to say it was really worth the price because now I'm getting more positive comments and sales abroad.
     
  3. Oliver

    Oliver Well-Known Member

    Just a short note: If you translate, do never - NEVER - let the translation do with an automated process. I used several apps and games which were translated automatically and they were completely unusable. Sometimes, you even did not know, what will happen, if you press a butten here over there. One game even deleted all game data, because the translation did note made clear, that this would be the result.

    An english version is ok most of the time.

    If you translate, translate it manually. Maybe you could ask for a translation. For example, I'm willing to translate the apps I use for free into the german language. I said this to some of the developers who used the automatic translation and they *weren't interested*. WTF?

    And if you translate, please test your app in this language. In some languages the texts are longer or shorter, which may render you GUI into a state similar to being useless.
     
  4. DoubleV LTD

    DoubleV LTD Member

    Oct 12, 2008
    9
    0
    0
    That's so right, Oliver. I've also found some applications who were clearly translated with an automatic translator. It really ruins your application and make it unusable. I don't really know why some people don't even want to invest 10$ for making their application sold worldwide, but use google translate and make it unsalable...
    Our sales in Italy and Japan incredebly increased after we updated the translations.
     
  5. My wife (who is Japanese) is doing Japanese translations. Kinda backlogged right now though but should be done in a week or so with current translation app store projects. Will do for free in most cases especially for games/apps I like and if the Localizable.strings and Help Instructions aren't too long. If kinda of long and app store description is long then we can negotiate.
     
  6. Silver Josh

    Silver Josh Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2008
    77
    0
    0
    #6 Silver Josh, Oct 12, 2008
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2008
    Thanks so much for your answers!!
    expecially to DoubleV LTD!!! :eek:

    I've contacted AppStore Translations and they are really really good. I saw their samples and translations for applications like Pocket Piano, Zones, Trism TipTap, Cow Hunt and others. It sounds a very good and professional service for a cheap price. In fact I regret my choice to translate with an online translator. I will never do that again.

    I'll let them to translate all my apps . :)

    They also gave me some important info of how to update the descriptions in the Japanese store. It was a mess and so difficult to localizate. :(
     
  7. YS Software

    YS Software Member

    Oct 12, 2008
    6
    0
    0
    app store translations

    We've also used the AppStore Translations service for our 3 apps.
    I'm according to all of you and I really have to say they made a good job in a short time. We've increased sales abroad too.
    Three apps translated in 2 days for 40$.
    Really worth the price.


    YS Software.
     
  8. Frand

    Frand Well-Known Member

    Hi guys, great thread.

    Did you translate both the application and the App Store description, did the translators handle both, and how much have you noticed having a localized version affect the sales?
     
  9. YS Software

    YS Software Member

    Oct 12, 2008
    6
    0
    0
    They've only translated our app descriptions, but they said they could translate the app itself too. We were not that interested in translating the app.
    We can say our sales increased (approx.) 60% in Japan and 50% in Italy.
     
  10. Frand

    Frand Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info, much appreciated.
     
  11. Stahl

    Stahl Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    16
    0
    0
    College Student
    Caledonia, WI, USA
    If anyone is looking for English > German or Dutch I can help out. I'm willing to help out for free as it will be useful for my college career, German Major.
     
  12. YS Software

    YS Software Member

    Oct 12, 2008
    6
    0
    0
    Oh, for nothing.
    I've been looking for a good and professional team for translations for so long.
    Hoped someone could help me too :)

    We have to help each other.

    Thanks.
    YS Software.
     
  13. Silver Josh

    Silver Josh Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2008
    77
    0
    0
    I finally purchased my translations from AppStore Translations and they're going to provide me the files so soon... :)

    Really thanks so much for the guys who helped me.


    Josh.
     
  14. AppStore Translations

    Oct 14, 2008
    1
    0
    0
    Thanks so much.

    Hello, I'm Danilo from AppStore Translations and I really appreciate all the comments for our service.
    I'd like to thank again all our customers.

    From today we'll expand our service.
    We'll add 4 more languages to Japanese and Italian: French, German, Dutch and Spanish.


    Our email address is AppStoreTranslations@gmail.com

    I'm sorry to use this space for this, but I thought it was nice to tell you, since you mention us in this thread.


    Have a nice day.

    Danilo Yasuno.
    AppStore Translations.
     
  15. Silver Josh

    Silver Josh Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2008
    77
    0
    0
    Thaaaaaaaaanks!

    Thank you so much, Danilo, for your translations.
    They work perfect with my app! :)
     
  16. daniglue

    daniglue Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2008
    85
    0
    0

Share This Page