May 2, 2024

API / Web App

Pluralization is now supported for all JSON formats when importing components via the Ditto web app or the Import components via a file API endpoint.

Example import data:

  "fruit": "You have fruit in your cart.",
  "fruit_one": "You have one fruit in your cart.",
  "fruit_other": "You have some fruit in your cart."

April 16, 2024


v4.5.0 released to add support for a new option which disables the generation of index.js and index.d.ts files when working with JSON formats.

See the release notes here.

March 22, 2024


v4.4.1 released to fix periodic hanging from attempting to exit the CLI process using Ctrl + C.

See full release notes here.

March 15, 2024


  • Small fixes and wording clarifications on the SDKs page

March 13, 2024

Ditto React - 1.6.1

  • Fix crash when rich text is enabled

See release notes:

February 29, 2024

Ditto CLI - 4.4.0

  • Add pull —sample-data flag for variants

See release notes:

February 27, 2024

Ditto API

  • /v1/variants now supports the showSampleData query parameter
  • Fix /v1/variants for projectIds query parameter

February 19, 2024

Ditto CLI - 4.3.0

  • nested format is now supported

See release notes:

Ditto CLI - 4.2.3

  • Upgrades to several dependencies

See release notes:

January 22, 2024

Ditto CLI - 4.2.2

  • Stop component folders with emojis from creating a leading separator

See release notes:

December 12, 2023

Ditto API

The /components/file endpoint now supports a folderId query parameter. You can supply the Developer ID of one of your component folders, and all the components will be imported to that folder.

December 7, 2023

Ditto React

v1.3.2 released to fix a bug that incorrectly tracked the “Searching” location.

November 28, 2023

Ditto CLI - 4.2.1

This change prevents the ditto directory from being created on commands that don’t need it (e.g. generate-suggestions)

See release notes:

November 16, 2023

Ditto CLI - 4.2.0

Add --sample-data flag to the components-folders command in

See release notes:

November 2, 2023

Ditto React

Ditto text items with rich text can now be rendered natively by passing the richText property on either Ditto or DittoText.

This expands rich text support from v1.5.0 which introduced support for rich text on components.


  variables={{ itemCount: 5 }}

October 30, 2023

Ditto CLI — 4.1.0

This release includes features designed to tighten integration for a variety of environments, including iOS, TypeScript, and more.

See the release notes here.

New example apps

We’ve released new versions of our example applications, which have been updated to include the latest in recommended practices for integrating Ditto into development.

See the full list here.

September 29, 2023

Ditto Webhooks have been released!

August 29, 2023

Ditto React

  • Ditto components with rich text can now be rendered natively by passing the richText property on either Ditto or DittoComponent.
  • Example: <Ditto componentId="shopping-cart" richText />

August 18, 2023

Ditto API

  • Endpoints for fetching project text now support an exclude_components query parameter.
  • When exclude_components=true, only text items not associated with Ditto components will be returned from a given endpoint.

Ditto CLI

  • We’ve released a new major version (v4) of the CLI. See the release notes here.

August 15, 2023

Ditto API

The behavior of variables when exporting to mobile formats (.strings, .stringsdict, and .xml) has changed.

Variables will now maintain a consistent ordering across base text, variant text, and plural forms; they’re assigned an index according to the order of usage (starting with base text, and then variants), and that index is maintained through variant exports.

For example, consider the following text:

// Base Text
{{username}}, your role is {{role}}.

// Variant Text
Tú papel es {{role}}, {{username}}.
Previously, exports for the base text and variant text would cause format specifier indices to be reversed for the variables:
/* base-example.strings */
"text" = "%1$@, your role is %2$@.";

/* spanish-example.strings */
"text" = "Tú papel es %1$@, %2$@.";
To facilitate ease of integration into development, exports for variant text will now ensure that the format specifier indices match those in the base text:
/* base-example.strings */
"text" = "%1$@, your role is %2$@.";

/* spanish-example.strings */
"text" = "Tú papel es %2$@, %1$@.";

August 7, 2023

Ditto API

  • Support has been added for an exclude_components query parameter to the endpoint.
  • When set to true, only text items not associated with components will be returned from the endpoint.

Ditto CLI

  • Small bug fix to ensure files aren’t written to disk for empty API responses.
  • For more information, please refer to the release here.

July 26, 2023

Ditto API

  • When exporting data for variants, variant metadata (name and description) is now included.
    • In the JSON formats, two new meta keys are added at the top level: variant_name and variant-description
    • In the Android .xml, iOS .strings, and iOS .stringsdict formats, a comment is added for each field at the top of the file

July 17, 2023

Ditto API

  • The flat format now supports rich text.

June 27, 2023

Ditto CLI

  • Added support for specifying a list of formats in the format configuration property.
  • For more information, please refer to the release here.

June 26, 2023

Ditto React

  • v1.4.1 fixes a bug introduced in v1.4.0 which caused variables to ignore passed values.

June 14, 2023

Ditto CLI

  • Added the import-components command which enables component imports via a file through the CLI. For information about the command please refer to the documentation in the README.

June 12, 2023

Ditto API

  • We’ve added the new POST /components/file endpoint to enable uploading components through the API.

June 8, 2023

VSCode Extension

  • Add the ability to only match on components from a component folder. Must be used with v3.8.0 of the Ditto CLI.

Ditto CLI

  • Add component-folders command which lists component folders in your workspace. See the release here.

June 5, 2023

Ditto CLI

  • Add the -cf (--component-folder) flag for generate-suggestions. See the release here.

June 2, 2023

Ditto CLI

  • Performance improvements. See the release here.

May 30, 2023

Ditto CLI

  • We’ve added support for specifying the new ios-stringsdict format in the CLI configuration. See the release here.

Ditto API

We clarified a small point of confusion with the documentation around the request payload expected for the endpoint.

The JSON payload should include a top-level data property:

  "data": {
    "[API ID]": {
      "notes": "[NOTES OF TEXT ITEM]", // optional
      "tags": [ ... ], // optional: array of strings
      "plurals": [ // optional: array of plural objects
          "text": "[TEXT OF PLURAL FORM]",
          "form": "[one|two|zero|few|many|other]"

May 12, 2023

Ditto API

We’ve added support for the iOS .stringsdict format to our API. Read more here.

May 3, 2023

Ditto CLI

  • Adds ICU support
  • Fixes a bug where pulling would fail on new initializations
  • Full Changelog

May 1, 2023

VS Code Extension

We’ve create a VS Code extension! Check it out here.

April 28, 2023

Ditto API

We’ve added support for an ICU JSON export format to our API. Read more here.

April 26, 2023

Ditto CLI

v3.4.0 of the CLI has been published, which adds a -v, --version flag to output what version of the CLI is being run.

March 23, 2023

Ditto React

We’ve published v1.4.0, which includes explicit support for map and list variables, in addition to miscellaneous cleanup. Read about the release here.

March 22, 2023

Ditto API, Ditto CLI, Ditto React

We’ve added a __type property to variable output in our structured export format; this enables simple discrimination between different types of variables:

  "some-variable-1": {
    "example": "Hello world!",
   "__type": "string"
  "some-variable-2": {
    "example": 100,
    "__type": "number"
  "some-variable-3": {
    "text:" "Foo",
    "url": "",
    "__type": "hyperlink"

March 21, 2023

Ditto API

We’ve added support for a nested JSON export format to our API. Read more here.

March 9, 2023

Ditto CLI

We’ve published v3.0.0 of the CLI, which focuses around a number breaking changes intended to better align default CLI behavior with Ditto best practices.

Read the release notes here.

February 15, 2023

Ditto API

We’ve released two bug fixes specific to the Android XML export format:

  • index values for format specifiers will now be relative to a text item’s base value AND its plurals, instead of resetting for each plural form (issue)
  • extra whitespace is no longer added between text and variables in the final output (issue)

February 14, 2023

Ditto API

We’ve released a new version of our API that includes some breaking changes. The old API endpoints are deprecated, and existing users should migrate to the new endpoints at their earliest convenience.

February 6, 2023

Ditto Web App

  • Removed the deprecated the full format from the export modals on the project page and in the component library
  • Set the flat format to be the default export format in the web app

February 3, 2023

Ditto API

Minor documentation update to add and emphasize a deprecation notice for the full format.

February 1, 2023

Ditto React — 1.3.0

Added support for using variables in conjunction with the flat format. See the release here.

January 25, 2023

We added support to the web app for importing components from two new file formats:

  • Android localization files (.xml)
  • iOS localization files (.strings)

Read more here.

January 19, 2023

Ditto React — 1.2.1

  • Updated README to clarify that the flat format does not currently support variables.
  • Fixed a bug preventing falsy values (namely 0 and "") from being properly interpolated.

See the release here.

December 15, 2022

Ditto CLI

Added rich text support. See more info here

December 13, 2022

Ditto API

Added the includeRichText flag to the following endpoints (format must be full or structured):

  • /projects
  • /projects/:id
  • /projects/:id/components
  • /components
  • /component-folders/:api*id/components

November 30, 2022

Ditto CLI

Added the status filter as a configuration variable. To filter the fetched text by its status, you can now use the status parameter in your config.yml.

November 29, 2022

Ditto CLI

Added android and ios-strings as available formats. To use these formats, specify them under the format paramter in your config.yml.

November 10, 2022

Ditto API

Fixed a typo in an example in the documentation containing an incorrect usage of the curl command.

Ditto CLI

Added information to the README about two supported environment variables:

  • DITTO_CONFIG_FILE: used to specify an alternate file location for the CLI to read authentication information from. The default path is $HOME/.config/ditto.
  • DITTO_TEXT_DIR: used to specify an alternate folder location for the CLI to write its output files to. The default path is ./ditto.

Oct 11, 2022

Ditto API

  • Added new endpoint: Fetch component folders
  • Added new endpoint: Fetch components by component folder
  • Added sub-headings to divide the endpoints by the entity they’re associated with, and implemented minor miscellaneous cleanup across the endpoint documentation

Sep 23, 2022

Ditto API

Text items with plural values will have those plural values included in flat exports as individual key/value pairs; pluralized keys are structured like [TEXT ID]_[PLURAL FORM]. See the flat format documentation for more details. Fixed a bug where the status field failed to properly filter returned data when specified in conjunction with the android or ios-strings formats.

Sep 19, 2022

Ditto React — 1.2.0

  • We exported two hooks that can be used for accessing synced data: useDittoSingleText and useDittoComponent. These hooks are experimental and will likely undergo API changes in the future.
  • See the release here.

Ditto API

  • Added the status field to data returned from the /components and /projects/:id/components endpoints.

Jun 30, 2022

Ditto API

  • Added support for including variables in payloads sent to the PUT /components endpoint.
  • Fixed an issue with Android & iOS export formats not escaping special characters: \n, \t, @, ?, ', and " characters are now properly escaped.
  • Added missing xliff namespace to exported Android .xml files. = Fixed a bug with Android .xml exports that occurred with text items with API IDs that include the - character. Now, all - characters are replaced with \_ characters in the name property of <string> and <plural> tags, and a ditto_api_id property has been added to string and plural tags to serve as a reference to the original API ID.

Ditto CLI — 2.5.1

  • Fixed a bug when using the project add / project remove commands and selecting the component library caused incorrect modifications to be made to the CLI’s configuration file.
  • See the release here.

Ditto Example Projects

  • Added new iOS Example Project showcasing how to use exported .strings files.
  • Added new Android Example Project showcasing how to use exported .xml string files.

See Example Projects for more details.

Jun 13, 2022

Ditto GitHub Action — 0.2.0

Added an optional ditto-dir input parameter for projects that do not have the ditto directory in the root of the repository

June 7, 2022

Ditto API

Added support for upserting plurals via the PUT /components.

See our API documentation for more details.

June 1, 2022

Ditto API

  • Added early support for exporting text data to Android and iOS Strings formats. All endpoints that support a format query parameter can now accept values of android or ios-strings.
  • Added GET /variables endpoint that returns the variables in the workspace of the requesting user.
  • Added the ability to filter by text item status by passing a status query parameter in API requests. Supported by the following endpoints:
    • GET /projects
    • GET /projects/:id
    • GET /projects/:id/components
    • GET /components See our API documentation for more details.

May 23, 2022

Ditto CLI — 2.5.0

  • Added meta option flag in support of the Ditto GitHub Action release. See the release here.

Ditto GitHub Action — 0.1.0

  • v0.1.0 released! Check it out here.

May 16, 2022

Ditto CLI — 2.4.0

  • Update some user-facing CLI messages to accurately reflect our new subdomain: (instead of the old See the release here.

May 10, 2022

Ditto CLI — 2.3.0

  • Allows users to override the output directory via a new environment variable DITTO_TEXT_DIR
  • When no projects are found in the config.yml file an additional help message displays about verifying that the projects have developer mode enabled
  • See the release here.

February 28, 2022

Ditto API

Added better error handling for the niche edge case where an API request is made using the token of a user that has been removed from their workspace.

January 20, 2022

Ditto React — 1.1.1

  • Our React SDK now supports variable interpolation by passing in values through the variables prop.
  • Our React SDK now supports displaying plural forms through the count prop. For more information about using variable interpolations and pluralization through our React SDK, check out our SDK documentation.

Ditto CLI — 2.2.0

  • The CLI now supports reading API keys from an environment variable (DITTO_API_KEY).
  • See the release here.

January 11, 2022

Ditto CLI

We deployed a bugfix release to fix issues introduced in the latest minor version of the package:

  • the pull command no longer crashes when projects other than the component library are specified in config.yml
  • resolves a casing issue in the project add command that was causing it to crash

See the release here.

January 6, 2022

Ditto CLI

We’ve added a new supported property to ditto/config.yml to allow explicitly specifying that the component library should be fetched and included in the CLI’s output: components: true

This is now the preferred alternative to the old way of specifying the component library:

  name: Ditto Component Library
  id: ditto_component_library

Our goal with this change is to make the CLI easier to use and understand by aligning it with the way things work in the Ditto web app, where the component library is fundamentally different from the projects in a workspace.

See the release here.

December 8, 2021

Ditto API

  • GET /projects/:id/components can now be used to fetch the components used in a project
  • Return format matches the GET /components endpoint
  • Supports format and variant parameters (the same as the /projects, /project/:id, and /components endpoints)

November 29, 2021

Ditto API

  • GET /components can now be used to fetch the components in a workspace
    • Supports format and variant parameters (the same as the /projects and /project/:id endpoints)
  • GET /projects/ditto_component_library has been deprecated; the endpoint is still available, but references to it have been removed from the documentation.
  • PUT /components can now be used to update the text of components in a workspace
    • Currently only supports updating variant text via the variant query parameter (an error will be thrown if not specified)
    • Currently only available to teams on Team or Enterprise plans
    • Data is specified on data key in request body and must be in one of our three supported import formats

November 11, 2021

Ditto CLI — 2.0.0

  • Output files are now written to disk in several different ways according to how the CLI is configured; most notably, if the variants option is set and a format of structured or flat is specified, output files will be written on a per-project per-variant basis
  • Data for structured and flat formats is saved without arbitrary top-level nesting
  • Files are only written for variants that contain values for the configured projects (no more empty files) For a more in-depth description (with examples) of these changes and others in the release, see the full release notes here.

Ditto React — 1.0.0

  • ditto-react now only works with CLI version 2.x.x — leaning into new CLI improvements allowed us to drastically reduce many areas of complex logical overhead
  • We made some stabilization improvements to the way that missing/invalid frameId, blockId, textId, or componentId values are handled
  • We implemented significant refactoring in several areas of the project For a more in-depth description of these changes, see the full release notes here

Ditto Demo

  • We added a new branch that showcases how Ditto can be integrated into a project with react-i18next
  • We updated dependencies to the latest versions of the Ditto CLI (v2.0.0) and Ditto React (v1.0.0)

October 22, 2021

Ditto API — 2.4.1

  • We fixed a bug with the API (and in-app exports) that included hidden text in flat and structured JSON exports. Now, hidden text will correctly not be included in these export formats!

Ditto Demo

  • We included the files to import into the component library separately from where they’d be synced via the CLI
  • We included more instructions on linking the demo app with its corresponding design file

October 7, 2021


  • Refactored API documentation to be easier to navigate and communicate critical concepts more clearly

Ditto CLI — 1.1.1

  • When the pull command is executed, all .json and .js files are now removed from the ditto folder prior to new data being written = Support added for new options in ditto/config.yml:
    • variants: true or false
      • If set to true, data will be fetched for both base and variant text and stored in separate JSON files
    • format: flat or structured - If specified, data will be fetched and stored in the specified format = Refactored README
  • GET /variants will now return names and API IDs for variants in the workspace associated with the requesting user.

Ditto React — 0.0.5

  • Support added for flat and structured formats
  • Support added for passing a variant value to DittoProvider
  • Bug fixes around support for integrating with workspace component libraries (as opposed to individual projects)
  • Refactored README

Ditto Demo

  • Refactored ditto-sdk usage to integrate with a component library instead of an individual project
  • Added a language picker to showcase ditto-react and ditto-cli support for variants
  • Refactored README, including adding instructions for connecting the repo to a component library

September 27, 2021


Fixed incorrect example of /projects usage in API Reference. The projectIds query parameter should be specified as follows:

  • Correct: ?projectIds[]=<PROJECT_ID>&projectIds[]=<PROJECT_ID>
  • Incorrect: ?projectIds[]=<PROJECT_ID>,<PROJECT_ID>

API — 2.4.0

GET /variants will now return names and API IDs for variants in the workspace associated with the requesting user.

September 8, 2021

API — 2.3.0

  • GET /projects and GET /projects/:id now accept an optional query parameter of variant; when provided, the data exported will be specific to the variant with an API ID that matches the parameter’s value. For default and structured formats, the variants key will not be included when the variant parameter is provided.

Example: /projects/<PROJECT_ID>?variant=xxx-xxx-xxx

  • GET /projects/:id will not include top-level projects and project_xyz keys Example request: GET /projects/123

Example response before change:

{ projects: { project_123: { text_item: "Hello World", ... }}}

Example response after change:

{ text_item: "Hello World", ... }

August 11, 2021

API — 2.2.0

GET /projects and GET /projects/:id now accepts an optional query parameter of format, which can be either flat or structured. If no format is provided, the full JSON of the project will be returned with blocks and frames.

Example: /projects/<PROJECT_ID>?format=flat

July 28, 2021

With the recent release of Variants for Components, we’ve included them in both exports from our web-app and the JSON response from the API.

API — 2.1.0

  • GET /projects/:id will now return component variants. This applies both for when fetching projects or when fetching the component library (i.e. id = ditto_component_library)
  • GET /projects/:id will now match the project JSON export from the web-app to include component information (is_comp and component_api_id) in the text object

June 21, 2021

We’ve updated our React library and our demo project to work with the multi-project JSON structure that the CLI now saves in text.json.

Ditto React — 0.0.4

TypeScript bindings are now exported 🎉

A new projectId prop can be passed to DittoProvider or Ditto

  • If passed to DittoProvider, all descendant Ditto components will default to pulling text from the associated project
  • If passed to Ditto, the component will pull text from the associated project
  • If passed to both DittoProvider and Ditto, the value passed to Ditto will take precedence
  • Breaking change: If a Ditto component is rendered that is not provided a projectId via direct prop or DittoContext ancestor, an error will be thrown

See more details in the updated documentation.

Ditto Demo

  • Upgraded ditto-react to v0.0.4
  • Updated source to work with new ditto-react version by passing projectId props to all instances of DittoContext

June 7, 2021

We’ve updated both our CLI and API to handle multiple projects.

Heads up! This results in some breaking changes to the CLI in order for it to list projects, and will change the format of the text.json fetched by the CLI. Please upgrade your Ditto CLI via either npm or yarn.

API — 2.0.0

  • GET /project-names is the new name of the previous GET /projects endpoint. Just as before, this will return the names and IDs of projects in your Ditto workspace with Developer Mode turned on
  • GET /projects/:id will now return the structured JSON in a format compatible with multiple projects
  • GET /projects is a new endpoint that will return the content of multiple projects (specified via the query parameter projectIds) as a single JSON object

CLI — 1.0.0

  • We’ve updated the CLI to handle syncing multiple projects in a single directory! This means several things: /ditto/config.yml now supports multiple projects. ditto-cli pull will pull all projects in the current directory’s /ditto/config.yml
  • We’ve added two new commands to add and remove projects from /ditto/config.yml
    • ditto-cli project add
    • ditto-cli project remove
    • The regular ditto-cli project command will now function as ditto-cli project add

April 1, 2021

API — 1.1.0

  • GET /projects now includes the Component Library if Developer Mode is enabled for the Component Library
  • GET /projects/:id will return the Component Library as a structured JSON if the ID provided is ditto_component_library

February 25, 2021

API — 1.0.0

  • GET /projects endpoint for fetching Ditto projects from workspace
  • GET /projects/:id endpoint for fetching content in Ditto project as structured JSON