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Android UI Design by Jessica Thornsby

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Attracting an international audience

Your Android app has the potential to reach a worldwide audience, but only if you invest time and effort into localizing your app.

Your biggest task when localizing a project is translating its text into your target language, but you'll also need to translate any drawables that contain text, any video that features text or dialogue, and audio that contains dialogue. You'll also need to ensure that any numbers, currency, times, or dates are formatted correctly for your target audience, as formatting can vary between languages and countries.

You provide these alternate resources in the same way you provide any other resources: create new directories and use an appropriate configuration qualifier.

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