How to Localize Software at Scale: A Step-by-Step Guide

If our business is lucky enough to make it past its first few years, we often need to address the next hurdle: scaling. In this guide, we take a look at scaling from the perspective of internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n). We address workflow efficiency and how localization technology can…

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App Localization: What It Is and How to Do It

Food delivery? There’s an app for that. Online banking? There’s an app for that, too. You get the idea: From entertainment and education to transportation and business—if there’s a task you want to complete or information you need, it can most likely be found on your smartphone. With 230 billion…

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The Ultimate Guide to JavaScript Localization

Weird, maturing, arguably expressive, and amazing, JavaScript is the most used programming language today. Being the language of the browser—and putting in work on the server with Node—JavaScript is all over today’s web stacks. And with many multiplatform mobile frameworks, desktop wrappers, game engines, and even internet-of-things (IoT) frameworks, it’s…

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Google Play apps with 300K downloads stole bank credentials

Several apps from Google Play with a combined number of downloads at more than 300,000 have been exposed as malicious software used for online banking fraud. Last month, researchers from security firm ThreatFabric published a blog post detailing how twelve dropper apps—basically Trojan horses that are hiding other malicious apps—were…

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Crypto miners are reportedly exploiting Google Cloud accounts

Google says hackers are targeting its cloud users and using their accounts for cryptocurrency mining. In its November 2021 report called “Threat Horizons,” the search giant identified 50 compromised accounts in the Google Cloud Platform. Of these accounts, 86 percent were found to be engaged in crypto mining activity. Ten…

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What Is I18n: A Simple Definition of Internationalization

Akio Morita, Sony’s co-founder, coined a phrase that’s the mantra of some of the most successful entrepreneurs: “Think globally, act locally.” Local cultures are about much more than just language. Much like how different groups in the US have their own in-jokes, dialects, idioms, and customs, different countries have their…

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The 8 Worst Localization Pain Points and How to Fix Them

You start your day almost in pilot mode: Eat a quick breakfast, check your phone, and get ready for the day. The beauty of morning routines is that they barely take mental energy: You just follow your own routine—one step flowing into the next—until your morning is done. Wouldn’t it…

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How to register your online business to DTI

You are maybe one of the many Filipinos who started their own business when the health crisis started. After some time, the demand for your product starts to grow. As such, it’s best that you register your business right away. There are a lot of things to do, but for…

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