Android PhraseApp Setup

Summary

This guide describes how to set up your first PhraseApp project as well how to install and configure the PhraseApp Android Studio Plugin.


TL;DR

  1. Add project in PhraseApp
  2. Install and configure PhraseApp Android Studio plugin
  3. Up- and download locale files to PhraseApp
  4. Add a new language

If you’re a novice in Android localization best practices, check out our blog post on the topic: How To Translate Apps In Android Studio - a step-by-step tutorial that gets you started.

1. Set up PhraseApp Project

Sign in to the PhraseApp Translation Center and add a project, choose “Android Strings” as your main format.

2. Get and configure the PhraseApp plugin for Android Studio

Android Studio is the official IDE for Android application development. We offer a plugin that connects Android Studio and PhraseApp. For further details regarding installation and configuration see the plugin’s Github page.

3. Up- and download locale files

After you installed and configured the plugin you’re ready to actually pull and push locale files from and to PhraseApp.

The PhraseApp tool window of the Android Studio plugin offers actions to do so for the current project, details for usage can be found on the plugin’s Github page, too.

4. Add a new language

You can add new languages by adding a new locale in the PhraseApp Translation Center. The translated locales can then be pulled using the Android Studio plugin.

If you have a locale file for an additional language, you can import those translations using the file upload in the Translation Center.

Next steps

Working with PhraseApp

Learn how to work efficiently with PhraseApp in our Getting Started guide.

Buying professional translations

Learn how to buy professional translation service for your projects.

Further reading