Google Launches App Translation Service; Allows Android Devs to Buy Translations from Vendors
Google debuted today the App Translation Service, available now to Android developers. The new service allows developers to browse a list of third party vendors that are pre qualified by Google to offer high quality translation and good prices.
The service will be integrated into the Google Play Developer Console and it’s found at the bottom of the APK section. The devs just need to get their APK ready for translation, upload the strings that need translation and select the target language. Then they will choose a vendor and when the translations are ready, the developers can import them back into the app.
Aside from the translation itself, Google will establish a communication between the translator and the developer. The idea here is to make apps more localized, which on a global scale means happier users and developers. By the way the costs average a $75 for a small app and $150 for a large app per language.