April 2021 marks a major milestone for TWR360. TWR's global internet media platorm now has content in 100 languages!
This is sigficant, because of how far TWR360 has come since its beginning.
When TWR360 was launched in 2013, it had content in only five languages. By 2014, two full-time staffers were added to the TWR360 team. One of the staffers, Angela, was assigned the role of Lead Language Coordinator. From that point, Angela was able to work with countless TWR translators around the world. Her mission was to get the TWR360 website and app fully translated in each new language, and then activate each completed language, so that content producers could add fresh content in the newly activated languages.
Each new language required a full translation of hundreds of words and phrases. Then it required a full review by each translator to ensure the translated words were grammatically correct as they were displayed in context on TWR360.
Though the process was thorough and methodical, Angela was able to activate at least 50 languages by 2016. But as exciting as that achievement was, the ultimate goal was to have content in at least 100 languages.
The first 50 languages were added steadily and efficiently in about three years. The second 50 languages were more sporadic and took more than five years to complete. There were several reasons for this. The first 50 languages represented mass people groups with an abundance of translators, producers and content. But languages in the second 50 represented smaller people groups with reduced access to translators. The process to complete the more specialized "niche" languages took more time.
After eight years since TWR360 was launched, the TWR360 team is overjoyed to be able to celebrate the relentless hard work by Angela, the countless TWR translators and the many content producers around the world who helped make 100 languages possible.
Surely crowns in heaven await these faithful workers!
P.S. To see the complete TWR360 language list, go to the top menu bar on the TWR360 home page and click the small "world" icon next to the term "Languages."