Can We Have Multilingual Native Apps In The App Stores?

How Does Multilingual Work?

EventMobi allows you to choose from 19 different languages. By selecting a different language from the Event Info module, all the non-editable, hard-coded text in your app (date formats, headers, instructional messaging, etc.) is instantly translated.

Since each app can only have one language attributed to it, you need a separate app for every language you want to offer. In the web version, each app can be linked together so attendees can easily navigate from one to the other.

Attendee Networking & In-App Messaging

One catch is that, since each language requires its own app, attendees using the app in one language will not be able to message attendees using the app in another language (i.e. because they are technically different apps, even though they belong to the same event).

One way to get around this is to offer a default language for your app and to enable messaging only in that app. You can use this default app to direct users to other language options that your app is offered in. The last step is to put some verbiage on that app to indicate that chatting with other attendees will need to be done through the default app.

Custom Branded Apps

Multilingual events that will need to be accessed using a custom branded app will be assigned an events' page where each language option is made available to attendees. A native app file will be provided to you and will need to be submitted under your own developer account within the Apple App and Google Play stores. Although, each app will be accessible from a central app that the user will download, it is important to note that each language exists as a separate app, and for this reason, will follow the same limitations in networking and messaging across language options. A timeline of 4-8 weeks will be required to allow for the app submission and approval.