MyFitnessPal is a fast, easy to use calorie counter. Medical studies prove the best way to lose weight and keep it off is to keep a diary of the food you eat. Based on this the MyFitnessPal application was built to make calorie counting and food tracking easy. Millions of people have lost weight using the web and mobile apps, available in 15 languages! In 2015 the company was sold to Under Armour and is now part of its Connected Fitness division.

Facebook Localization Bug
Facebook is localized into more than 70 languages, including upside down English which I tried and regretted immediately!  But, they missed something: a indomitable, untranslated string, below my username. Unlike the other UI texts, “edit profile” is not Portuguese. I know because I am Portuguese. And slightly OCD about these things. I found a localization bug on Facebook! 

In this series, we look at how our customers are using Unbabel to succeed in international markets and eventually, take over the world. is a hiring marketplace for tech workers and companies. It’s based out of Lisbon, with a second office in London, and helps companies from all over Europe find great talent. At its core is the premise that the current recruiting process is broken due to a lack of transparency, expensive fees from sourcers, and especially with online job sites, mediocre candidates and companies. Finding great talent isn’t easy, but it shouldn’t make you want pull your hair out.

We often get asked about examples of companies that are succeeding internationally. Of course, there are the obvious ones, like Uber and Facebook. But one that might be less obvious is SurveyMonkey. SurveyMonkey offers super easy ways to create online surveys, and since they started...

Ever seen Translation Party? It's a certain brand of genius built on top of the free Bing Translation API: you enter an English phrase and TranslationParty translates it back and forth between English and Japanese until the two finally agree, and you get the play by play. The results...