Jun 20, 2019

Case Study – codeSpark’s Gateway to Sweden

The market for eLearning apps is growing at a considerable pace as learners move from traditional classrooms to more accessible platforms online. With this shift, arises the need for elearning and app localization so that the educational content is culturally appropriate and available to the user in a language most conducive for learning.

Through this case study, learn more about how codeSpark benefited by localizing their coding app for Swedish users.

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Client – To integrate their children’s coding app in the advanced Scandinavian educational system, codeSpark needed to translate their app and reference materials from English to Swedish. They were also approached by Apple to provide content in Swedish for the Everyone Can Code initiative.

Collaboration – The company needed a language service provider (LSP) they could trust with accurate translations carried out by humans and as we provide services with no machine/AI intervention, it was a win-win situation!

Our Approach – After thoroughly studying the app and carefully considering our resources, we selected a Swedish language expert with a technical background to complete the project.


Located in Pasadena, California, codeSpark’s mission is to make computer science education accessible to kids aged 4-9 through their word free programming platform. codeSpark is available on Apple and Android mobile devices, desktops, tablets, and Amazon Kindle. The app is available as a paid subscription service for home use and is free for public schools, non-profit organizations, and libraries all around the world.

About codeSpark


codeSpark's Challenges

  • Other LSPs did not accept their preferred file format (.json files) which caused delays in the workflow
  • Content came across as unnatural as it was translated by machines and only proofread by humans
  • Previous LSPs delivered culturally irrelevant content for the target audience

Our Solutions

  • Worked directly with .json files, so new strings did not need to be uploaded each time the content changed
  • Followed an end-to-end ISO 9000:2015 certified process for quality, with no machine intervention
  • Translated content maintained an educational tone and was localized for native Swedish users

Project Impact

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    The app is now available for use by children and educators in the Swedish language

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    Going multilingual has promoted global recognition and usage of the app

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    App downloads have shown a significant increase since the codeSpark app was localized

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Ruju Patel

Ruju Patel

Ruju Patel leads the Content and Design Team at Translate By Humans. She has a background in Psychology and Business and former experience as an HR professional. She is a people's person and a pro at drafting contracts, policies, and articles. Her creative edge helps give life to all the written and graphic content produced by the company.

When she's not writing, you'll find her reading with her cats or combining her love for food and culture by traveling around the world!

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