How to get started with PhraseApp

PhraseApp supports a wide variety of platforms and formats, but the basic setup process works quite similar for every technology. This guide will walk you through the necessary setup steps and takes only a few minutes.

1. Sign up for an account


If you haven’t done so already, go ahead and sign up for a free trial account. Enter your name or the name of your company, your email address and choose a secure password.

2. Create your project


After signing up, a wizard will guide you through the necessary steps to set up your first project. A project can be a web application or mobile app you’re working on, an ad campaign that you want to localize etc.

The wizard will ask you to enter your default locale (the main language of your project) and the additional locales you want to support in your application or project.

3. Upload your locale files


Usually your application or project already has locale files containing translations for your default locale, e.g. your english source translations. PhraseApp supports all common localization file formats and we add new formats on a regular basis.

If you don’t have any locale files at hand we will provide an example file.

You can also use command line tools to upload and download your locale files as shown later in this guide.

4. Add your team


Once you have set up the basic information and resources for your project, feel free to invite your team. You can invite your product managers, developers, translators to work with you on your localization projects.

5. Completing the Wizard


After completing the wizard you will be directed to the project overview where you can see the project you just created. Jump directly into the project to see and manage all the locales you created.

No you’re all set to manage your existing localization data or add new resources that need translation. All within PhraseApp.

What’s next?


Implementing a workflow


You set up your project successfully but how should you work with PhraseApp? Read the workflow introduction

Set up the In-Context-Editor


If you’re working on a web application we recommend installing In-Context Editor for even better and faster localization. Learn more about In-Context Editor

Platform-specific Setup


Want to dive deeper? See these articles for setup guides tailored to specific platforms: