Ackuna has a big mission — to be the world’s best free crowdsource platform for translation. Slowly but surely we are making that happen!
For translators, Ackuna has completely updated the user-interface with our new ‘At a Glance’ feature. Translators can now view the entire project at a glance, which gives them access to all of the text strings on the same screen, allowing them to gain contextual insight while translating.
We also organized the text strings into 4 categories, “Translated”, “Untranslated”, “Voted and “Unvoted” so translators can easily choose to translate from scratch, edit existing translations submitted by other users, or simply vote on submitted translations. This offers a much easier and versatile way to choose how users want to contribute to the site.
Also, for a limited time, users who upload a project for crowdsource translation will immediately have their text translated by Google Translate before it reaches the crowdsource platform. Normally a paid resource, Google Translate will be available free of charge. Since many translators on Ackuna prefer editing existing translations over translating from scratch, they won’t have to wait for other users before they can get started!
We are also currently in the process of preparing for our 6th translation contest to date, and have just finalized promotional deals with SDL Trados, Memsource, and XTM International to offer their software as part of the prize packages for the winners.
And finally…Our next translation contest will begin sometime in September and run until the end of October. So be on the look out because it’ll be a spooky good time!