Localization

Localization is the process of making your app support other languages. With traditional app development, localizing your app takes a considerable amount of effort. Luckily, Glide makes this process automatic, so you don't have to worry about translating all the elements within your app.

Bear in mind that localization only applies to the interface. It means that only the app 'chrome' is automatically translated, and it doesn't affect the actual content or data of your app.

Examples

In the first example below, you can see that only the search bar placeholder text is translated, whilst the rest of the content remains the same.

The search bar placeholder text is automatically translated
The buttons, title, and content of the Info screen are automatically translated

Supported languages

Here's a list of languages in which Glide apps are available at the moment:

  • Catalan

  • Chinese

  • Croatian

  • Danish

  • Dutch

  • English

  • English GB

  • French

  • Georgian

  • German

  • Greek

  • Indonesian

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Polish

  • Portuguese BR

  • Portuguese PT

  • Russian

  • Spanish

  • Traditional Chinese

  • Turkish

  • Ukrainian

  • Yoruba

Submitting a new language

If your language isn't listed above and you want to volunteer to provide a different localization, please contact Mark at mark@glideapps.com.