New app translation service announced for Google Play developer console

New developer tool to take away the difficulties with language barriers

During the Google Play developer console presentation in the Google I/O 2013 keynote, a fantastic new tool has been unveiled for the first time. Language barriers are tough to overcome, but Google is introducing a new app translation tool right within the developer console. 

The demo given by Ellie Powers on stage showed the new feature, by choosing a language -- Russian -- desired for translation. Then developers can select a translation service, pay, send their app away, and in around a week it comes back all translated and ready to go. Fantastic news for developers to help them get their apps out to a wider audience. 

Developers interested in trying out the pilot program are invited to apply now.

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Richard Devine