Multi-platform localization made easy with Connected Apps

Wouldn’t you love to be more productive and efficient in your localization process? Imagine how convenient would it be to translate your content only once and then allow Localazy to handle the rest.

Modern projects are often scattered around various platforms and built with different stacks, e.g., developing a separate version of your app for Android, iOS, and web individually. Their localization often leads to duplicated efforts and costly manual work, especially when the projects can't share the same localizable files, and 1:1 conversion is not an option (more on that later).

🔌 Introducing Connected Apps 🔗

If you utilize a multi-platform approach like this, you probably currently have your translation files stored in various formats with different contents for each platform. Or, you might have also wondered how to better manage translations across all of your supported platforms. That’s where Connected Apps come in handy.

Once you set everything up, Connected Apps keep your translations in sync without any extra steps needed. This speeds up the translation process by automatically approving matching translations and allows all apps to tap into one central glossary.

You can also connect apps that serve different purposes. As long as they overlap in strings used, your translations will get more efficient.

The app connection is bidirectional and transitive, which means that connected apps receive translations from each other. Also, if app A is connected to app B, and app B is connected to app C, then A might also receive translations from C and vice versa.

✔️ Translation matching 🔗

For example, if you have a string with a matching key and text such as book: ‘Book’ in source translation files for both apps, the translations for those texts are approved automatically.

On the other hand, if you have a book: ‘Book’ in one app and reserve: ‘Book’ in the other one, the translation will be offered for review in the second app because, while they are similar, the context might be different.

You can get Connected Apps and save tremendous amounts of time. And, once you activate Connected Apps, you can connect as many apps as you want.

❔ How to activate Connected Apps? 🔗

Connected Apps are an advanced feature and are available with the Professional plan and higher tiers. You can activate a 7-day trial of the Professional plan to try Connected Apps and other advanced features before you commit.

See pricing for options

Then, open one of your projects and go to Settings -> Connected Apps. You should see the following screen with the Connected Apps configuration.

Add as many apps as you want and watch the magic happen!

🤩 What do our users say about Connected Apps? 🔗

“I was always thinking about how to easily sync my translations for my Android and iOS mobile app versions. Both of the apps require different workflow, and the language files have their own requirements. Localazy Connected Apps allowed me to connect my two Localazy integrated apps and easily sync translation changes across both of them. This not only saved my time but also increased user experience because of improved translation quality.”

  • Bob S.

“Our SaaS solution does have several software layers, and each of them does have its requirements when it comes to language localization. There were three main pain-points for us, where Connected Apps came as a solution. The first one was technical - our backend runs on a different technology than the frontend. But both store some localizable strings. The second was about integrity - keeping translations with more occurrences precisely the same across the software layers. Third - developers no longer have to manage localization. All of their work was to integrate with Localazy, and now even our marketer or hired contributor can submit correct translations and push them closer to production without spending dev manhours.”

  • Metoděj K.

🔃 Format conversions 🔗

Suppose your goal is to convert localizable files from one format to another directly. You can do so with the Format Conversions feature, which is also a part of the Professional plan.

With the feature enabled, you can start using new commands in the Localazy CLI tool to convert your localizable files into different formats.

See the available options and formats in the documentation.

Read our guide on How to convert localization files into different formats.

🚀 Ready to get started? 🔗

Getting started is simple! First, sign-up and integrate Localazy with each one of your apps. Then, choose which apps you want to connect and activate the Connected Apps feature, available with the Professional plan.

If you are looking for more details, go ahead and read more about Connected Apps in our documentation.

🔗 Featuring Connected Projects

Sync your localizable strings over your tech stack with Connected Projects.

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