New Smartling Mobile Delivery Network Solves Android and iOS Mobile App Localization Challenges

February 1st, 2017


The Mobile Delivery Network is no longer supported by Smartling. When the App Store review process accelerated, the need to decouple translations from new app deployments became less relevant. Smartling customers leverage its suite of technology to continously deploy new translations to any environment via its API, pre built integrations and Global Delivery Network. Want to learn more about App Localization? Continue reading here.

NEW YORK – February 1, 2017 –Smartling, a global language translation and content localization innovator, today announced the widespread availability of its proprietary Mobile Delivery Network, building on the company’s comprehensive Mobile Localization Solution.

The Smartling Mobile Delivery Network solves what traditionally has been a problematic interdependency between mobile app release cycles and translated content updates, for the first time enabling developers, translators, and localization professionals to work independently of each other. Updated translations and newly localized content are delivered to the app through this over-the-air service, which means multilingual content and translation edits can be released on a separate schedule, completely decoupled from updates to the app’s core code.

This new capability promises to save mobile marketers and localization managers significant time, effort and cost typically associated with updating existing translations and releasing new languages to global audiences. For international mobile app and gaming consumers, the Smartling Mobile Delivery Network dramatically shortens the time from content creation until it can be localized and delivered to them in their native languages.

“Prior to development of our Mobile Delivery Network, making updates to existing translations and adding new languages was directly tied to releasing a new version of the app,” said Eric Negron, Senior Director of Product Management for Smartling. “That problem, which puts additional and unnecessary burdens on developers and others, forced global brands to choose between releasing their app on time with incomplete translations and delaying the release until translations were complete.”

Other key benefits of the Smartling Mobile Delivery Network include:

International users can see translated content faster, without updating the application. Instead, updates and new translations appear automatically as soon as the user opens the app. Time-to-market is accelerated as the Smartling Mobile Delivery Network eliminates the need for companies to resubmit their apps to the App Store or Google Play for review every time a translation is updated or new language is launched. Smartling has already received strong validation in its Mobile Delivery Network from global brand-name companies in the mobile app and gaming markets and expects its technology to become an industry standard. According to App Annie’s ‘State of the App Economy in 2017: Growth All Around’ report gross mobile app spending, including app stores and advertising, will hit $166 billion in 2017. Gross consumer spending on mobile app stores is projected to reach $65 billion with games remaining the primary driver.

“As more people around the world continue to adopt and favor mobile shopping, gaming, and other applications, it’s critical for global brands to streamline and accelerate what can be a time-consuming and complicated language localization process,” Negron added. “That’s exactly what our new Mobile Delivery Network enables them to do. Plus, with our mobile app localization technology, translators can capture the subtle nuances and character of mobile content, ensuring high-quality translations that look and feel local and provide the best personalized experience for consumers in their preferred language.”

Smartling Mobile Delivery Network subscriptions are being offered at a variety of pricing tiers to suit customer needs and companies of all sizes. To learn more about the Smartling Mobile Delivery Network, Translation Management Platform and other mobile tools that make up the company’s comprehensive mobile app localization solution, or for a free demo, please see the Smartling pricing plans or contact Smartling at or 1-866-707-6278.

About Smartling

Smartling is a language translation company that enables customers to localize content across devices and platforms. The company is recognized by CSA Research as the #1 Leader of the 2019 MarketFlex for Language-Oriented TMS, and by users on G2 as the #1 rated Translation Management System. Smartling established Enterprise Translation Cloud, a data-driven approach to localization, which enables its customers to achieve higher quality translation at a lower total cost. Smartling is the platform of choice for hundreds of B2B and B2C brands, including InterContinental Hotels Group, Pinterest, Shopify, and SurveyMonkey. Smartling is headquartered in New York, with offices in Dublin and London. For more information, please visit

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