Why translate your app
Translating your app into multiple languages will maximize the number of people who can install, use and recommend it.
Before you translate
Translation is one of the final steps in localization. For more detailed information about the whole process, see:
How to translate your app
Assuming all the text in your app is stored in a
strings.xml file, you just need to translate that file into one or more languages. Then you can put the resulting files into your project, before rebuilding the APK. The links above explain where to put the translated files.
There are three main ways to translate the
- Use Google Play App Translation service
For your convenience, Google Play provides human app translation services integrated directly into Play Console.
- Do it yourself
If you or your colleagues know the target languages, you can translate everything yourself using any text editor, or with the Android Studio Translation Editor
- Use a third party translation service
You can use a translation service offered by one of many translation companies available online. For example:
Keep in mind: to successfully reach an international audience, you may also want to translate your app’s Play Store Listing (title and description) and in-app purchase products.