TeamLab Driving Forward with its Multi-lingual Approach
In today’s distributed working environments, where team members can be spread not only across wide geographic locations, but also time zones and languages, online, collaboration tools need to provide support that will cross these barriers and open up the management of projects and business activities to all involved in a single, centralized way.
As a product, TeamLab, the online, collaborative project management tool, has been available in a number of different languages:
- Entirely: English, French, Italian, German, Russian, Latvian, Simplified Chinese and Spanish.
- Partially: Greek, Brazilian, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish and Czeck.
- Coming soon: Ukrainian, Slovak , Georgian, Korean, Portuguese (full language support), Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Traditional Chinese, Swedish, Thai, Romanian, Dutch, Croatian, Indonesian, Norwegian, Finish
As a product that has originated as an Open Source application, TeamLab has a number of contributors who put their time into advancing the applications, making their own developed benefits available to all who use it. Contributors have worked long and hard using the Online Translation System, a custom development to let developers translate TeamLab into different languages.
Another development to assist contributors in language translation is a new portal for TeamLab that was introduced late last year in December. The purpose of the portal to bring together those who would like to see TeamLab available in a different language or to make improvements to an existing TeamLab alternate language translation. A number of contributors (in fact, 56 in total) have been invited to join the new portal for translators. The portal lets contributors keep up to speed with progress of different translations and gives them a forum in which to ask questions, raise issues with the TeamLab software, existing translations or, indeed, the portal itself. The portal also lets contributors share information with each other, and generally collaborate with their online translation colleagues. New members are welcomed to the translation portal at any time!
To contribute a TeamLab language translation or simply to join the portal, please contact the support team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TeamLab is currently available as what’s known as a freemuim application, which means its basic functionality (which in TeamLab’s case, is actually quite extensive) is available free! Its more advanced functionality comes with the payment of a regular subscription. Basic features include support for project and task management, resource assignment, time tracking and reporting. For an additional cost, document management, privacy options and access rights can also be available.
For more information on TeamLab, how to sign up for a free account and its available subscription options, please visit: www.teamlab.com.