Thursday, December 26, 2013

Languages - how to decide which ones and how many?

You’re developing a new cool technology product, and you want it to reach emerging markets users, or perhaps you’re targeting a specific region of the world. Clearly everyone understands that the product needs to support languages other the English, but the question is which and how many? In this chapter, we will look at how to go about analyzing which languages you need.
Shop signs, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Ethiopia is a highly multi-lingual country, but only Amharic along with English are used for writing purposes 

Technology products for rural people: Why do they almost always fail?

In this chapter, we will discuss the topic of information technology products and services, designed primarily for users who are rural people living in subsistence farming villages. Unfortunately, these products all too often fail. We will analyze the reasons.

Crab hunting in a rice field in Takeo province, Cambodia 


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This is a blog about developing information technology products and services, targeted at users in developing countries.

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