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Google Developers’ 5 Tips on Building Apps for Emerging Markets

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Which Markets Google Is Targeting Next and Why This year’s Google I/O Developer Conference had many localization updates for building global apps in Android. (Click here for our full coverage of this year’s conference.) The key theme for localization for I/O 2017 is building for emerging app markets around the world. These are places that might be fairly underdeveloped in infrastructure and connectivity. Think places like India, Brazil, and Indonesia. So why’s Google focused on these markets? And why should you be interested as well? Because they’re also extremely high-growth markets where new users


Android Tools for Building Global Apps: Localization Updates From Google I/O 2017

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Are you an iOS developer, too?  Check out our coverage of this year’s Apple WWDC Developers Conference here. We’ll be back next week with more from Google’s developers team on the most exciting markets you should localize to, and how you should do it. Subscribe to our Localization Newsletter and be the first to know when we publish!  Highlights from Google I/O 2017 Earlier this May, thousands of developers flocked to Mountain View, California for Google I/O 2017, the company’s annual developers conference. It’s one of the


Going Global With iOS 11: WWDC 2017 Localization Updates

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Are you more Android, less Apple? Keep an eye out for our updates from Google I/O 2017 Developer Conference, coming soon to the blog. Subscribe to our Localization Newsletter and be the first to know when we publish!  Highlights from WWDC 2017 One of the tech world’s most anticipated events—Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)—took place earlier this month at the San Jose Convention Center with more than 5,300 attendees. This year, Apple’s new HomePod stole the show. (It’s a Siri-powered speaker and


GoDaddy’s EVP of Global Platform Development Shares 6 Global Growth Tactics

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When James Carroll was brought into GoDaddy in 2013 as EVP of Global Platform Development he was tasked with a singular mission: transform GoDaddy into a global business. At the time, GoDaddy was 16 years into building its brand as one of the top domain provider and web services companies in the United States. The Arizona-based company was starting to see interest outside of their home market and knew they needed to expand the business and grow their model. (Interested


[Slideshare] How to Win Asia Like Spotify

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Spotify seems to be everywhere in the news these days. A sky-rocketing valuation. Reported widening losses. Rumors of a delayed IPO. Through all the buzz and scrutiny, it’s undeniable that Spotify continues to grow at an exciting rate all around the world. In late 2016, we reported on the music streaming company’s steady international expansion. (Read more about their International Growth Strategies and Asia Expansion in our two-part series.) Since then, Spotify has continued to move fast and gain traction in both local markets and the


App Localization in 8 Simple Steps

You work at a fast-growing startup. You’re aware that it’s time to expand to international markets—more users and bigger revenues are your top priorities right now. And you know the international market is lucrative: Google announced at I/O 2017 their goal of targeting Next Billion Users in emerging markets like India, Brazil, and China. In fact, App Annie announced in their 2016 retrospective that the United States, China, and Brazil have more app downloads than the rest of the world combined. So, how


Autodesk’s 7 Tips on Improving Localization Collaboration

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Imagine this: you’re a software engineer and you’ve been tasked with leading your team through this process called localization to make sure your product can go global. Challenging, but nothing that you and your team can’t figure out, right? Here’s the catch: your team also needs to work with the new languages themselves, including collaboration with multiple translation vendors and their engineers to ensure localization happens smoothly. So now you’ll have to bridge both internal and external teams’ priorities for a smooth


9 Strategies from Cisco’s Continuous Localization Expert

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What does it take to introduce, then implement an entirely new localization strategy at the “number 1 IT company in the world”? This was the challenge that Cisco’s Internationalisation Architect and “Chief Localization Evangelist” Gary Lefman faced early 2015. He realized that nearly all of the development teams he worked with at Cisco had “gone agile”—they were all using the agile development methodology that is fast becoming the industry standard. So, faced with this daunting task, Gary got to work.


[Technical Tutorial] How To Localize Your Android App

Ready to Localize? Today, we’re excited to launch Part 2 of our free Localization Academy tutorials: a technical tutorial on localizing your Android app.  Our Localization Academy tutorials are a roundup of the best tips we’ve learned from helping thousands of companies set up internationalization, translation workflows, and internal infrastructure over the years. Go to OneSky Localization Academy now! Why Localize Your Android App? Since we first published our iOS Localization Tutorial, the positive feedback we’ve received has been overwhelming. Our initial hypothesis, and the motivation behind


App Localization ROI: What the Numbers Reveal

Read Our Report On App Localization ROI Now The global app market is now worth $44.8 billion; this number is expected to double by 2020. With mobile-first and mobile-only markets emerging around the world, it has never been more tempting to launch your app on the international market.  With tools that save up to 50% cost and strategies that allow you to test a market for $20 USD, it’s never been easier to go global. Our newest research looks at the key trends in app localization,