This release has a major update. It contains analytics. Informations I want :
what devices have a problem with this app
is widget more used than the app ?
I chose Flurry because it requires one less permission (
android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE ) than Google Analytics . Let’s see what the stats will tell after a week use.
Fix flags for Taiwan , Brazil
New country flags are Austria, Australia, Switzerland , Ireland, New Zealand, US, South Africa. Some languages have regional flavor : take standard German, German ( Austria) and German (Switzerland). Picking German (Switzerland) or France (Switzerland) will display Swiss national flag.
Andrew translated the Russian version
It’s a principle to fix bugs before writing new code
China and Japan flags were not visible.
For China, the code country is cn and the Chinese language is zh . Taiwan flag tw was added to make the difference between simplified and avoid a diplomatic incident 🙂
For Japan, the code country is ja and language is jp
For Norway, norsk Bokmål nb was added . Only Norsk no was recognized before
New country flags made an entrance :
– Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil)
– Hindi (India)
– Hebrew (Israel)
– Czech Republic
New distribution Strategy : localization
I’m still experimenting how to increase download numbers. I remember reading about angry birds marketing strategy . In order to enter the big market, Rovio conquered small markets first.
“We realised very early on it would be tough to break those markets. So we tried to get a following in the smaller nations,” says Matt Wilson, head of marketing. It took only a few hundred purchases to get the game to number one in the Finnish App Store. The same went for Sweden and Denmark, then Greece and the Czech Republic. “Before having any traction in the UK and US, which are now 90 per cent of our market, we had 30,000-40,000 downloads in smaller nations — not a huge amount, but probably four times what the average app sells,” says Wilson.
Raygional is after all targeted at multilinguists. After first , it makes sense to translate in popular languages like English, Japanese, French, Spanish, German, Korean… but to penetrate these markets is tough. So I asked some people to translate in Scandinavian and Eastern European languages.
The first translation I got is Hungarian ( magyar ).
Let’s see if the download rate will be affected.
Raygional latest update has country flags in the widget. Everytime you change the language, the country flag will be displayed in the widget. Of course the list of flags is not complete, so by default Raygional icon will be displayed.
This update contains the following flag :
-Denmark da Dansk
-Germany de Deustch
-Greece el ελληνικά
-Great Britain en English
-Spain es Español
-Finland fi Suomi
-France fr Français
-South Korea ko 한국어
-Italy it Italiano
-Japan jp 日本語
-Netherlands nl Nederlands
-Norway no Norsk
-Romania ro Română
-Russia ru русский
-Sweden sv Svenska
Some users may wonder WTF I chose American English so why do I see the British flag? . Languages don’t have a national flag on their own, it’s the country where it’s associated. The same language can be spoken in different countries. If that’s an user request I’ll add the regional flags . ie For English : Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States.