Inside Windows Phone 65 – Localization Made Easy with Multilingual App Toolkit

This blog was authored by Matthias Shapiro, a technical evangelist at Microsoft. – Larry

 

One of the exciting things about Windows Phone development is the extraordinary reach that Windows Phone apps have across the world. Windows Phone apps can be made available in 191 markets and we’ve seen great adoption of Windows Phone in many different languages. In fact, the Windows Phone app market in China is bigger than it is in the US.

This means that for Windows Phone developers to reach the largest possible audience for their app, they need to adopt some localization best practices. This is where the Multilingual App Toolkit (MAT) comes in.

This week on Inside Windows Phone, Cameron Lerum joins us to show us how we can add additional languages (complete with free machine translation) in order to bring our apps to the widest possible user base. Check it out here.