Upgrading Mobile Applications Dynamically through Crowdsourcing for Including New Languages

TitleUpgrading Mobile Applications Dynamically through Crowdsourcing for Including New Languages
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsHernandez, SMuñoz, Durmaz, TBulut
JournalLocalisation Focus - The International Journal of Localisation
Volume13
Issue1
ISSN1649-2358
Keywordslocalisation, MilanApps, mobile apps, TEDECO, translation
Abstract

 

There are multiple workshops and markets available on the web where communities of programmers develop mobile applications for several purposes. Most of these applications are not restricted to a particular country or region. In fact, the users of a mobile application might speak many different languages. According to research, more than 99 percent of mobile applications are developed in 9 languages. However, there are more than 6000 languages spoken around the world. For those people who do not speak one of these 9 languages, how are they supposed to use most mobile applications on the market? The MilanApps project has an answer for this problem. Mobile applications usually have user interfaces that contain text in the form of words or sentences. In order to make the application usable by people who speak different languages, this text would need to be translated. The MilanApps project will make this feasible by providing translations of the user interface text of mobile applications to any language. 

Original PublicationLocalisation Focus - The International Journal of Localisation
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