Crowd Translates into 14 Languages
CloudFlare and Smartling Team Up; Make the Web Safer, Faster and Multilingual
August 5, 2011
“CloudFlare's users hail from more than 200 countries worldwide. Smartling has made translating our own site into multiple languages an engaging community effort.”
- Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of CloudFlare
CloudFlare Offers Smartling as App and Deploys Internally; CloudFlare Community Translating www.cloudflare.com into 27 Languages
SAN FRANCISCO, CA AND NEW YORK, NY, August 5, 2011 – CloudFlare and Smartling announced today that they have teamed up to ensure every website can be viewed safely, quickly and in the visitor’s preferred language.
CloudFlare has launched Smartling as a new App that allows CloudFlare users to translate their websites into virtually any language. The new App will complement CloudFlare’s existing web performance and security capabilities.
“We are thrilled to see another success story of an engaged, passionate community translating their favorite application–in this case CloudFlare,” said Jack Welde, CEO of Smartling. “Furthermore, the Smartling App will allow CloudFlare users to create their own multilingual websites in an equally straightforward way to increase their global traffic.”
Smartling’s cloud-based platform is being used by CloudFlare to translate its website and application into 27 languages to start. The German, Indonesian, Portuguese and Norwegian sites are well under way, thanks to the help of the active CloudFlare user/volunteer translators. Smartling’s platform allows users to translate CloudFlare in context, right on the actual web page, with 100% SEO-compatible results.
“CloudFlare’s users hail from more than 200 countries worldwide,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of CloudFlare. “Smartling has made translating our own site into multiple languages an engaging community effort. Once we saw how well it worked for our own site, we realized Smartling would be a great CloudFlare App to help our customers translate their own sites and reach a larger audience.”
Members of the CloudFlare community were initially invited to translate CloudFlare’s own site, www.cloudflare.com. Three days later, the website had been translated into 14 languages. Community members who register at translate.cloudflare.com can continue to make edits or suggest changes as they use the site and application.
The Smartling App is available for CloudFlare users at https://www.cloudflare.com/apps/smartling. With a simple setup, website owners may leverage any combination of free crowdsourced, paid professional or machine translation methods to deploy and maintain their own multilingual sites.
CloudFlare, Inc. (www.cloudflare.com / @cloudflare) makes sites twice as fast, protects them from attacks, ensures they are always online, and makes it simple to add Web apps with a single click. CloudFlare supercharges websites regardless of size or platform with no need to add hardware, install software, or change a line of code. The CloudFlare community gets stronger as it grows; every new site makes the network smarter and stronger. Thanks to our awesome sauce technology, more than 300 million people experience a faster, safer, better Internet. CloudFlare is based in San Francisco, California.
Smartling, Inc. (www.smartling.com / @smartling) helps online businesses reduce the time and cost of building and delivering multilingual websites and mobile apps. The Smartling Translation Delivery Network (TDN) is the first purpose-built platform for translation management and delivery; it currently serves more than 500 million page views per month. Headquartered in New York City, Smartling is privately held and backed by some the leading U.S. venture capital firms, including First Round Capital, IDG Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners, Venrock and several prominent angel investors.
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