Since the advent of NSLocalizedString, iOS localization practices haven’t changed much. But the new storyboards are easier to translate, particularly if you enable internationalization from the outset. To do this in Xcode 5:
- From the project settings (Info page), check Use base internationalization.
- For each storyboard, go to the File Inspector (utilities pane), enable Localization, and check at least Base and English. This will extract strings files that others can translate or customize.
- Un-install and then re-install the app from target simulators or devices.
After initial setup, adding languages and dropping in strings files is easy, and quicker than ibtool-importing strings into individual xibs.