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Translation Hosting: How to update translations automatically?

Translation Hosting: How to update translations automatically?

In today's globalized world, reaching a diverse audience is essential for the success of your app. Localization plays a crucial role in this process, allowing you to seamlessly adapt your app's content to different languages and cultures. However, keeping up with frequent updates and translations can be a time-consuming task. That's where SimpleLocalize translation hosting comes in. In this blog post, we will explore how to leverage SimpleLocalize to automate the process of updating app translations and save time on manual updates, making localization a breeze.

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The power of localization and translations

Localization plays an important role in reaching a global audience. In a world filled with variety and consideration for cultural differences, adapting your app to different dialects and cultures is crucial.

By localizing your app, you create a personalized experience that resonates with users on a deeper level, establishing trust and increasing user engagement. The process of localization not only removes language barriers but also demonstrates your dedication to recognizing and accommodating the diverse requirements and preferences of various users. It is a powerful tool that can help your app transcend borders and connect with users around the world.

Languages in a localization project

Translation management challenges

Managing app translations manually can pose significant challenges, particularly when dealing with frequent updates. As an app evolves and new features are introduced, the content that requires translation keeps expanding. Coordinating translations across multiple languages can quickly become a time-consuming and error-prone task. Here are some of the most common challenges for handling translation updates:

  • manual work on updating translation files
  • tracking changes in translations
  • ensuring consistency across all language versions
  • coordinating collaboration with translators
  • handling version control
  • maintaining translation quality

These challenges make it clear that relying solely on manual translation management is not sustainable in a fast-paced development environment. That's where translation hosting comes in.

Introducing SimpleLocalize Translation Hosting

Translation hosting simplifies app localization by centralizing and automating the translation management process. SimpleLocalize generates translation files for different environments, such as development, staging, and production. These files are conveniently available through a superfast CDN, allowing seamless integration into your app workflow.

Developers can automatically download updated versions whenever changes are made, eliminating the need for manual updates. See below for more details about SimpleLocalize translation hosting.

Translation hosting feature

How does translation hosting work?

Translation Hosting is a content-delivery network (CDN) that gives you the option to fetch translations in JSON from anywhere with lightning speed and use them without any additional configuration in your project. Here's a breakdown of how translation hosting works:

  • Automatic translation file generation and updates: When you click the "Publish" button in our translation editor, SimpleLocalize generates translation files in JSON format. These files can be fetched automatically every time your app refreshes, ensuring that you always have the most up-to-date translations without any manual effort.

  • Fast translation retrieval: With translation hosting, you can effortlessly fetch translations in JSON format from anywhere with remarkable speed. By using the CDN infrastructure, translations are readily available without the need for any complex setups.

  • Real-time translation updates: Translation hosting allows you to update translations in your app without the need for redeploying your application. All translation messages are loaded directly from the cloud, ensuring that your app always reflects the latest translations.

You can create different translation hosting environments for your project in SimpleLocalize and use different links for your development, staging and production environments, facilitating seamless updates between your various development stages.

By leveraging the translation hosting feature, you can simplify app localization and streamline the process of updating translations in your app. No manual deployments or file uploads are required, and your app always benefits from the most recent translations.

Translation hosting different environments

How much does translation hosting cost?

Translation hosting offers a fast and secure solution for sharing translation files with the public. One of the advantages is that there are no rate limitations, so you can freely make requests without worrying about restrictions. This makes it a reliable choice for client-side applications as well.

Fetching data from Translation Hosting is available in all pricing plans, including the free 'Community' plan. Whether you choose the free plan or opt for a paid plan, you can enjoy the benefits of translation hosting without incurring any additional costs.

To determine the best plan for your project, you can explore the different pricing options available. Each plan offers a range of features and resources to cater to different needs. You can take advantage of the 14-day free trial period to experience the benefits of translation hosting firsthand and evaluate its suitability for your specific requirements.

How are the translations updated automatically?

When using translation hosting, translations are updated automatically without any manual intervention. Whenever a change is made to the translations in the translation editor, clicking the "Publish" button triggers the generation of updated translation files in JSON format. These files are then seamlessly integrated into your app workflow.

Translation hosting schema

With each refresh of your app, the latest version of the translations is automatically fetched from the translation hosting service. This ensures that your app always reflects the most up-to-date translations without requiring developers to manually download and update the files.

Translation hosting streamlines the translation update process, saving time and effort for developers.

Getting started with SimpleLocalize

Getting started with SimpleLocalize is quick and easy. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you get up and running:

  • Create an Account: Sign up for an account on SimpleLocalize's website. You'll enjoy a 14-day free trial, giving you time to explore and experience all the features.
  • Upload Your Translations: Once you have an account, you can start uploading your translations to SimpleLocalize. There are multiple methods available for uploading translations, including JSON files, Excel spreadsheets, fetching translations using the CDN, or importing them via the API or CLI.
  • Translate and Collaborate: Dive into the translation editor within SimpleLocalize. It's a user-friendly interface that lets you effortlessly manage keys, add languages, and even invite translators to join your project.
  • Set Up Translation Hosting: To take full advantage of SimpleLocalize's translation hosting feature, refer to the detailed instructions in the next section.

By following these steps, you can begin leveraging the powerful features of SimpleLocalize to streamline your localization process and effectively manage your app's translations.

SimpleLocalize translation editor

How to set up Translation Hosting?

When setting up Translation Hosting and integrating it into your existing app workflow, it's important to note that the configuration process may vary slightly depending on the specific library or framework you are using. However, the overall goal remains the same: fetching translations from SimpleLocalize's translation hosting using SimpleLocalize CDN.

Begin by understanding the CDN access options provided by SimpleLocalize. This allows you to fetch translations from selected environments and langauges. You can find detailed information on how to access translations via the CDN in the SimpleLocalize documentation.

Check out our step-by-step guide on configuring translation hosting using FormatJS (react-intl) i18n library.

Automating translations with SimpleLocalize

Automating translations with SimpleLocalize is a game-changer for developers. With SimpleLocalize's automatic translation update process, the tedious task of manually updating translations becomes a thing of the past. Here are some compelling benefits of automating app translations with SimpleLocalize:

  • Saves time by automating the translation update process
  • Reduces the risk of errors and inconsistencies in translations
  • Eliminates the need for manual tracking and updating of translation files
  • Seamless integration of updated translations into the app workflow
  • Flexibility in retrieving and updating translations through API integrations and CLI tools
  • Streamlines the localization process for developers
  • Ensures a consistent and accurate user experience across languages
  • Increases developer productivity by freeing up time for other tasks
  • Simplifies the management of translated content in the app
  • Enhances overall app quality and user satisfaction with up-to-date translations

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With SimpleLocalize translation hosting, updating app translations becomes a seamless and automated process. By integrating SimpleLocalize into your app development workflow, you can save time, improve collaboration, and ensure accurate and up-to-date translations for your global audience.

Remember, the key to success in today's global market is not just reaching users in their own language, but providing an immersive and localized experience that resonates with their cultural nuances. Start automating your app translations with SimpleLocalize and unlock the full potential of your global user base.

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