1 How to localize an app It sounds complicated, but in fact localizing an app is easier than we think. Localize your App Store metadata, such as your app description, keywords, and screenshots, for each of the countries or territories in which you offer your app. Step-by-step Android localization tutorial. It also means that you should either localize everything or nothing, as seeing half translated applications is usually worse than apps that are not translated at all. Localizing your mobile app goes way deeper than that. You never know who will find your app useful. Preparing your Android app for localization . Swift version: 5.1. Pseudo-localize your app to uncover any localizability issues. Paul Hudson @twostraws May 28th 2019. There are two steps to creating a localized app. Pseudo-localization is a kind of localization dry-run, or disclosure test. How to localize your iOS app. Mobile app localization is not as simple as translating your app into Spanish or French for the Spanish or French-speaking markets – which span multiple countries across different hemispheres with contrasting climates, cultures and beliefs. Unless your app is designed for a specific region, take the time to localize your app in every language. You produce a set of resources that are not really translated; they only look that way. Localization and development need to be set up to cooperate. making it display its user interface in other languages – is surprisingly painless in iOS, and really the only hard part is making sure you get all your text translated by native speakers of your target languages. By default, Google's Android SDK tools create a /res/ directory at the top level of your project. Place all your app localization directories in one /res/ basket. How to Localize an App Without Skipping a Beat in Development. My good friend Gonzalo Juarez is the co-founder at eTips , the number one publisher of mobile travel apps. You can also translate your app’s name and tailor your keywords to reflect the values of each market so your … You can anticipate and tackle issues at the design phase in order to get all the parts of the localization process moving with minimum expense and maximum efficiency. This is a very simple single-language application which displays a country’s image and a text view according to the language set in the device. Localizing an app – i.e. You never know who will find your app useful. A great app is all about user experience and the value it brings to your customers. Start by adding values directories to your resources so that Android knows you have localized your app. Let’s go over a sample application to better understand the localization process.