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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


[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


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,


How to Grow a Business in 190 Markets: 4 Lessons from Airbnb

16 January 2017 Update: In 2015, we first published this case study on Airbnb’s global growth. Now, almost 2 years later, Airbnb is not slowing down anytime soon, with further expansions, acquisitions, and new products in 2016, including the much-hyped Airbnb Trips. With so much growth under its belt, we thought it’d be a good time to take another look at the tactics that first launched Airbnb to the world. We hope you enjoy the new Slideshare format and focus on


6 Game Localization Tips from BANDAI NAMCO

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BANDAI NAMCO’s Historical Global Growth It’s hard to hear that classic “waka waka” soundtrack and not immediately be taken back. PAC-MAN is the classic arcade game of the 1980s, and we’ve all found ourselves at some point running in fear from Blinky, Inky, Pinky, and Clyde. But PAC-MAN isn’t just famous because it’s great. Its founding company, Namco, used an inventive and highly successful localization strategy during a time when most other companies weren’t even thinking about the possibilities of


21 Ways to Get Your App Featured on the App Store

15 November 2016 Update: It’s been almost one year since we first launched this post. To date, it has become one of our most popular articles! Since times are always changing in our industry, we’ve decided to update some of last year’s information in the original article (below). We’ve also adapted the content for Slideshare, so it’s more accessible and useful to a wider audience.  And as always—let us know in the comments below if you’re successfully featured. Good luck!  21