Development tools keep getting more options for multi-language and multi-culture support, and computing platforms (particularly mobile platforms) are becoming inexpensive enough that they are less rare even in developing nations. As a result, it is increasingly possible to write applications that are usable across the world. However, writing these applications is still a challenge.

I hate to admit it, but I don’t take non-English speaking users into account with most of what I do, and I don’t test on devices that are similar to what someone in another country might use (different language, keyboard settings, etc.). In general, I target a North American audience for things that I work on.

What about you? Are your apps local (city or maybe state/province)? Or perhaps they are useful in a larger region? Answer the poll question, and then share your feedback in the discussion.

J.Ja