Feature: Changing the language in your app (localization)
If your team could benefit from incorporating different languages into your applications, AppSheet makes this addition easy and flexible depending on your needs. Please note that at this time language changes will affect your application only and not your AppSheet editor.
First, a bit of how language translation takes place. We rely on what’s called localization, or locale, to translate your data. For those unfamiliar with localization, it is the adaptation of a product to meet the needs of a particular language or place. This can include a communicated language, numerical display, date, times and more. There are two different approaches to managing how language is portrayed in your apps. We’ll review both below.
For those that work with an audience that uses a single, non-english language, you can change your application’s buttons and navigation by working with our “Localize” feature in the UX portion of your editor. To find this, open your app’s editor, click on “UX” tab on the left. This will open up your UX navigation menu, “localize” is the fifth tab. From here you can type in the appropriate terms in the language of your choosing.
If you are in need of an app that can address the needs of multiple languages, you’ll want to dive a bit deeper into expressions and take advantage of USERLOCALE() This is a more advanced feature set and may take a bit of practice to learn. If you find this to be challenging, please don’t hesitate to respond to this thread with a question or post your own question in the community for help.