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Introducing New Translation Tool

OneSky cares about the productivity and happiness of our translators. We launched a brand new translation tool with a bunch of improvements according from the feedbacks from the translators.

The new tool helps the translators to do their jobs in a much easier way providing better quality too.

Here are some of the major improvements:

Clean interface

The translators may need to work on a translation for hours. The new interface is designed to focus more on the “translate” action and show the status of translation in a better way.

Clean Interface

No extra information for distraction. The translators can solely concentrate on the job.

Keyboard shortcuts

We have added keyboard shortcuts for most of the common actions. Experienced translators will be able to work on a faster pace by being familiar with the shortcuts.

The shortcut list will be found either at the bottom of the menu or simply pressing “?” in the tool.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Show invisible characters

The invisible characters like space or newline are difficult to be spotted by the translators. Translators will now be able to make them visible by switching on the highlight feature.

Show Invisible Characters

Ask for revision

Admins or moderators may have some translations that require the translators to clarify. Disapproving translations will make it disappear from the output files. So we have added a new features to mark the translation as “Needs Revision” without disapproving it.

Screenshot of Needs Revision

The translators will be able to filter by those that “need to be revised” translations in order to resolve them easily.

There are other improvements including faster performance, so that less error will surface. We’d like to help the translators to provide better translation in a faster way by improving our translation tool continuously.

  • Ben Mclelland

    I have an App in the AppStore ATM called Pet Crazy (English only) and am wanting to get it translated into other languages so it has abetter chance of going International.
    Is this hard to do?
    Or does this tool make it easy?
    Would I have to get a programer to still do it for me?
    Any advise or information would be very helpful.
    Thanks Ben

    • Hi Ben, thanks for reaching out to us. OneSky makes it very easy to translate with our quality assurance features as well as our easy integration. I can send you more information via email. 🙂 Or you can reach out to me via bianca[at]oneskyapp.com

  • ConfusedVorlon

    Hi Folks,
    I like the interface for translation. One suggestion: It would be great if you could build a mobile-friendly version.
    At the moment, it is more or less un-useable on the iPad (I didn’t even try the iPhone).

    Perhaps a simpler UI with one string at a time?

    I’d love to be able to link directly from my iOS / Android apps to the translation page for that app and let users update things directly on their mobiles.

    thanks!

    • Loki Ng

      Thanks for your suggestion. We’ll consider a better mobile tool in the future.

      The actions for the users to perform on mobile phone are quite limited. Most of the people don’t like “translating” on the phone because of the small screen and keyboard.

      We have a really simple version of translation tool which is more vote focusing. You may try going to the root link with your mobile phone. Let us know if you have other questions.