Founded in 2014, journi is a travel app that help users quickly organize their vacation photos and turn them into beautiful stories and photo books, which can then be shared with family and friends. Using the app, users can automatically build a rich and meaningful story out of 500 photos in as little as 90 seconds! Since launch, journi has been downloaded almost 1 million times. Localized in over 80 markets, journi is one of the most popular travel apps in Europe.
A Third Party TMS provider
With the proliferation of smartphones, it has become increasingly easy to take hundreds, if not thousands, of pictures and videos during each vacation. This shutter-happy mindset created a new challenge for consumers: finding an efficient way to sort through these memories. In 2014, the founders of journi recognized this opportunity and built an app that allowed user to quickly organize their vacation photos and turn them into beautiful stories and photo books, which can then be shared with family and friends. Forget the hours that you may have to spend manually creating your blog or photo book. Using journi, you can easily do both with a few clicks. The app can even automatically build a rich and meaningful story out of 500 photos in as little as 90 seconds!
Since it was launched, journi quickly gained popularity amongst its users due to its ease of use and beautiful UI. With almost 1 million downloads to date, it has become one of the most popular travel app in Europe. Today, journi is localized in 80 markets and is targeting to expand into Asia.
Localization in the DNA
For the founders of journi, localization was never an afterthought. Rather, with their goal of building a truly world-class app, it was a necessity from the beginning. When the team initially sought out the right localization partner, they identified three key requirements:
1. Agility: As a start-up, journi operated on a two week sprint cycle. With changes that could happen up to the last minute, the team needs a partner that has the capability and flexibility to support their fast-paced operations.
2. Quality: This often goes without saying, but poor translation quality can ruin any localization efforts. The founders of journi recognize the importance of partnering with professional translators who are also specialized in app development.
3. Platform & Technology: With a small development team, journi simply didn’t have resources to dedicate to onboarding a complex localization system or platform. Whatever solution they chose had to be easy-to-use yet robust.
OneSky’s Easy-to-Use API & Platform
After consulting with other startups who experienced successes in localization, journi selected OneSky to be their localization solution provider. The integration proved to be seamless this time around. As co-founder Andreas Roettl noted, “The OneSky API was extremely easy to understand and implement, and we were able to scale a lot quicker than we did before.”
Not only does OneSky provide integrations with key platforms like iOS and Android, but the translation management system is also designed to easily manage and maintain large amount of string files. With features like the OneSky Screenshot Widget, for instance, uploading screenshots is a breeze. Journi especially appreciates this feature since it enhances the quality of the translation. By allowing phrases to be tagged to specific screenshots, translators no longer have to second-guess their own work, as they know exactly what each phrase refers to.