Web or mobile app localization used to be a pain. In all likelihood I am not telling you anything new, either. But why is that? For the longest time, software developers have optimized all kinds of processes in their work (the lastest being version management, which with GIT has been so successful it has entered other industries as well, such as natural sciences, writing and lawmaking).
One aspect that is still treated with a good dose of disdain is localization. If you’ve used a decent localization management tool (such as LingoHub), you know that most of these fears are vastly overblown. Today, localization is a smooth and easy-to-integrate part of the dev cycle. If you’re nostalgic, let’s look back at why it used to be a pain…..