Last month, we introduced our Translations application – a tool that enables Yammer users to help translate the Yammer interface into other languages. Today, we are pleased to announce that Yammer is now available in the following six new languages in addition to English:
Translating Yammer is a priority because of our geographically diverse user base. Today, we have users in 136 different countries and more than half of our traffic comes from outside of North America. To meet the demand abroad, we are establishing operations in Europe and Australia soon, using a portion of the proceeds from our recent financing round.
We believe that the need for Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) is not limited to a particular industry, size of company or geography. To this end, we want to be able to deliver Yammer in the languages of all of our users, so that companies across the globe can have a Yammer network and get the most out of it.
We plan to add additional languages weekly via our Translations application. Thanks to our community that has taken an active role in translating Yammer, we are able to accelerate the translation process and rapidly add new languages. People using the Translations application can submit or vote on translations, and the highest-rated translations are displayed as the text of Yammer’s interface in each language. Yammer’s Translations app was built using Tr8n, an open-source Ruby-on-Rails plug-in originally developed at Geni, Inc. by developer Michael Berkovich.
To start using Yammer in a different language, use the selector in the footer of the site to choose your language of preference. We’re adding new languages as quickly as possible, so please check back soon if you don’t find your language in the list today. And if you’re interested in becoming a translator, you can still sign up! Just click on the “Start Translating” link at the bottom of the feed to apply to become a translator. Thanks again to all the users who have helped make it possible to offer Yammer in different languages.
See the official Press Release here.