people + API
How to get started
1Create dev account
Our sandbox environment lets you simulate the actions of placing and receiving real orders.
2Grab API keys
Generate a set of API keys in the accounts section of our developer site.
3Test a translation
Send some content to the sandbox environment, have it machine translated and sent back to your system.
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Explore the basics of using the Gengo API with our simple walkthrough.Find out more »
Complete documentation of all Gengo API calls, including helpful code examples.View documentation »
Test your application safely using the Gengo Sandbox, a reproduction of the live API.Try the Sandbox »
Vestiaire, a fashion ecommerce website needed fast and accurate translations to cross the channel from France to the UK. By connecting to Gengo’s API, translating thousands of new product descriptions every week became a simple one-click task.Read their case study »
3PlayMedia has established itself as the destination for all your video management needs. They provide the tools to effectively expand the reach of your videos, while Gengo provides the human translation needed to get you there.Read their case study »
Send files or text over the API, and we’ll allocate them to one or more of our translators. We can trigger a callback, or you can poll for updates until the job is complete.
You send a request (a “job”) via the Gengo API.
We allocate the job to our translators.
A translator picks up the job and starts working.
When complete, you retrieve the job via API.
You approve the completed translation.
Volume pricing with the API
API users receive a substantial discount versus website users. This saves you money, and allows you to re-sell translation and earn a revenue share if you wish without conflicting with Gengo’s website pricing.Find out more about Gengo’s pricing & languages »