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Translate your Mobile App for free in 3 easy steps

This is a simple way to translate your Android (or iOs) application into multiple languages, without using an expensive professional translation service for the initial translation or having to write any additional code. The solution is easy to manage and share for review. I've used this approach in my last 4 jobs and it works for all classes of application. (In one company I used this approach to translate over 8000 strings for a web based app.).
Once you have completed the translation you can manage the strings in Google's Android Translation tool (https://developer.android.com/studio/write/translations-editor.html).

Warning: You should still use someone fluent in the chosen language to verify the final application and make sure you don't end up with something that does not fit your application.

These instructions assume that you have developed an Android application and have located your strings.xml file under the res/values/ directory. The steps are similar with iOs bu…