SpeakLike Unveils ‘Strings’ Translation Service for IT Professionals

Apr 6, 2010 09:30 ET

Fast, Affordable Human Translation and Localization of Website and Software Strings Available in 35 Languages

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – 04/06/10) – SpeakLike — a leader in rapid human translation services for SMBs, individuals, and large enterprises — today announced the availability of SpeakLike Strings, a fast and affordable service enabling developers and other IT professionals to translate any web content and localize software apps and user interface content into 35 languages. Today’s news follows on the heels of the announcement of SpeakLike’s free WordPress plugin for translating blog content.

While software and websites are built using various development languages such as Java, .NET, and PHP, developers seeking to reach a global audience must accommodate multi-lingual support for key elements that are visible to the user or website visitor. This can include website content, menu and navigation elements, forms, and more. The new SpeakLike Strings service simplifies the process of translating software and website content, with support for 35 languages and business-quality results within minutes or hours.

“In today’s global economy, software developers and marketers are increasingly catering to a worldwide audience and they understand the need to localize the user experience for end users in any language,” said Sanford Cohen, SpeakLike Founder and CEO. “The SpeakLike Strings offering was designed with self-service, ease-of-use, and fast turnaround built in. You can simply establish an account with a turnaround time target, set up your quality improvement tools, load your string files, and then download your translated strings. When you update your content, you only pay for new translations.”

SpeakLike’s Translation-as-a-Service (TaaS) model uses the company’s crowdsourcing team of thousands of SpeakLike translators located around the world alongside proprietary systems and processes designed to professionally manage workflow and handle output review and overall quality assurance. Customers initiate SpeakLike Strings projects via the company’s secure web interface and may submit translation requests one at a time or in batch mode as a Java properties or CSV file.

“SpeakLike Strings has made it fast and easy for us to submit thousands of translation requests all at the same time,” says Denis Kashkin, CTO of BedandBreakfast.com. “The fact that we can directly submit HTML with embedded data fields has saved us a lot of time. I can even track the progress of each project as the translators work on them and download the results whenever it’s convenient for my team to immediately begin to incorporate the content into our website.”

The new SpeakLike Strings service is available effective immediately. For more information or to establish a SpeakLike account, please call (212) 497-7590 or email info@speaklike.com.

About SpeakLike, Inc.
SpeakLike is a leader in on-demand human Translation-as-a-Service (TaaS) for SMBs, individuals, and large enterprises. SpeakLike offers a range of text, string, email, chat, and iPhone translation applications, along with connectors to WordPress and Twitter and web services integration, to provide users a platform to conduct business and communicate in any language. SpeakLike currently supports 35 languages (630 language pairs) with more to be added. Learn about SpeakLike services, including translation for CRM, social media marketing, apps, and photos at www.speaklike.com.