New Version of In-page Editor, Translate API and More

I’m proud to present a Get Localization June Release. It’s bigger than normally as it incorporates so many new features we’ve been cooking up for you guys. I’ll briefly introduce these features so you can get the idea what to expect. During coming days, we will provide videos and blog posts that cover these features more in detail.

This release is all about website translation. We’ve been extremely good in providing translation tools for mobile/app/client developers in the past but we felt that our offering for web developers was not that good. This is now changing as we introduce In-page Editor 2.0, a remarkable piece of technology that changes how websites are translated.

In-page Editor 2.0

We released our first prototype of In-page Editor last year June 23rd, almost exactly a year ago. We felt that there was huge potential in this technology but time just wasn’t right to go all-in with it. This is now changed, website translation is one of the key issues developers are struggling today and we want to help with that.

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Previously our In-page editor was a bookmarklet (and it still is) but now in order to provide best possible user experience for translators we provide widget that helps you to incorporate In-page editor to your own site really easily.

It’s a small translate button in the left side of your website and clicking that allows you to start translating your site. So simple and easy. See for an example our company website and you can actually see how it works! (Some of the texts are using Cufón so they cannot be currently translated, shame on us!)

This is what you get after you click that Translate button. Editing work is happening in the page itself, here’s the screenshot of Wall Street Journal being translated to Finnish:

You can see right-away if the translation is breaking the layout or doesn’t fit to the context. After translation, the material is also available in our traditional editor as you can see from this screenshot:

With Or Without Internationalization Work

This means you can translate all the content, not just the ones that are internationalized by developers. You can upload your traditional localization files as well and translations are automatically placed to correct files while translation happens. If there’s no file available, those translations are placed in file called “Extras” and they can be then dealt with several ways, either adding the strings to original localization files or then accessing them using our new JavaScript API.

Here’s an example of Extras and PO file together:

Extras file contain all those strings that were translated with In-Page editor but were not found from django.po file.

Works with ALL Content Management Systems

You can translate all the content with In-page Editor. It works with WordPress, Sharepoint, Joomla, basically any CMS system in the market.

Get Localization Translate API

Get Localization Translate API is quite similar in architecture than famous Google Translate API. As you may know, Google Translate API is now deprecated and will move to paid model by the end of this year. API being really similar gives you an advantage to migrate easily from Google Translate API to Get Localization. Of course it won’t give you machine translation feature but it will give you an opportunity to translate your site really easily using crowdsourced or professional translators. This will definitely improve the readability and provide better experience for your users.

With Get Localization Translate API, you don’t need to use any i18n framework. You can simply use In-page editor to translate your site and with API, translations are available in similar fashion as using Google Translate API.

API documentation is available in our library: http://www.getlocalization.com/library/api/get-localization-translate-api/

Try them out, They Are Free!

We would love to hear some feedback, I know this is quite much to digest at once so we will provide videos and more information that will clarify these features in coming days. So please, send us your questions and feedback and we will try to answer them. All the features are live already today so you can try them yourself. You can find the instructions under your project “Settings” tab.  And just a friendly reminder that we reserve the right to limit your bandwidth if you go crazy so if you’re planning to use these with high traffic site, please contact us first to discuss about details.

We will also roll-out these new features to our Lingodesk product family as soon as possible. You can learn more about Lingodesk from our company website.