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Android in Action, Third Edition by C. Enrique Ortiz, Chris King, Robi Sen, W. Frank Ableson

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Chapter 18. Localization

 

This chapter covers

  • The need for localization
  • Strategies for localizing an application
  • Dynamic localization in Java
  • Obstacles to late localization

 

Android is a worldwide open platform gaining market share at a rapid pace. As Android reaches into new markets globally, the opportunity for mobile developers to distribute applications is reaching a level previously enjoyed by only the most successful of software products and projects. You can deploy an application across the globe, have the Google Marketplace handle the commercial transaction, and receive a royalty check. And you can accomplish all this without ever leaving your home office or dorm room!

To sell an application worldwide successfully, you must target ...

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