More than half of global consumers only buy products from apps that provide them with information in their own language. Localizing apps can result in a 148% increase in downloads per country*. Is your app ready?


Successful app localization requires two important skill sets. One is understanding the complexities of the languages you’re going to use. It’s not simply about changing the words from one language to another. Before you localize your mobile app, you first need to appreciate its intent.

The other skill set you need is a solid grounding in the technical issues involved with app localization. File formats may vary from platform to platform, and knowing how to handle them is a capability you want your developer to have.

At Lionbridge, we can have a deep understanding of both the language and technical sides of app localization for iOS, Android, and web apps. We can help you with the localization of your app and ensure that the app works as well in new languages as it does in the original language.

On the technology side, we can assist you with any part of the process:

  • Provide consultation of how to design and build your app for localization
  • Help with mobile app testing to ensure it functions properly
  • Test for mobile app localization
  • Test your app in-country for maximum functionality
  • Our services work equally well for iOS app localization, Android app localization, or web app localization

Wherever you are in the process, let us help you localize your app for the audiences you’re targeting.

*Mobile App Translation: Industry Report & Guide, Lionbridge, 2015

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Application Localization: Case Study


One of the world’s largest online payments companies wanted to launch their very first mobile app. The challenge was they needed app localization in 145 languages, all at once, around the world, and continue to update it with as little as six hours turnaround time.

We created a network of global resources that was available 24/7 to help launch the app and ensure accurate and timely translation and localization for both iOS and Android.

  • The app launched successfully in every market
  • In Q4 of 2015 we had 1100 deliveries with 6-24 hour turnaround time with 99.73% on time and only five quality concerns
  • We continue to maintain a team in 20 locations around the world to handle updates
  • Customer got to market faster and increased market share
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Localizing Apps: Start Early to Cut Complexity

"The mobile application marketplace is booming - by 2017 Portio Research estimates the number of mobile users will grow to 4.4 billion, half of whom will come from Asia."

Localizing Apps: Start Early to Cut Complexity 8/6/2015