A few months ago we posted an article about the new app translator, Ackuna, which is a meeting place for both translators and developers to come together to help make the web more multi-lingual. In case you missed it, you can read about it here. Since then, Ackuna has consistently become the go-to place for developers looking for an easy way to localize their apps, as well as provide a fun social networking platform for translators to practice their craft and promote their services to potential new clients.
Now, Ackuna is launching its first ever contest for the months of March and April, with some rewarding prizes for the winners.
To participate, users simply have to sign up at www.ackuna.com and register for the contest by March 31st. Participants compete by translating a popular app, while earning points for various accomplishments and tasks within the system. At the end of the contest, the top 3 translators with the most points will be determined the winners and will receive a year’s license to the MemoQ Translator Pro software (valued at over $770 retail) as well as other great prizes, like Amazon.com gift cards.
The contest is open to everybody, however there are structures in place to ensure only serious participants will get far in the contest. Points are only awarded for the most correct submissions, while points are deducted for inaccurate translations.
“While Ackuna has elements of a game already (with the ability of earning badges within the system, scoring reputation points, etc.), we wanted to have a contest as a fun way to showcase our site to new users, while at the same time rewarding the most dedicated and accurate translators,” says Alex Buran, Founder and CEO of Ackuna. “I also must extend a big ‘Thank You’ to Kilgray Translation Technologies for sponsoring this event and donating such amazing prizes. I’m sure the winners will be happy as well!”
So far, Ackuna has received some great apps by developers to use for the source material. According to the head of marketing at Ackuna, Matt Bramowicz, “It seems this contest has sparked a lot of interest amongst the developer crowd. We’re receiving some really popular and fun apps to use for the contest, and we hope all the translators involved will have a great time competing to win those prizes!”.
For more details about the contest or to register please visit http://ackuna.com/pages/memoq_contest. Registration is open until March 31st. The official start of the contest will begin on April 1st.
Matt Bramowicz writes for Lackuna language blog, and works as a HR manager at Translation Cloud, a leader in translation services and language solutions for businesses and individuals.