Pratyush More

Software Engineer, Google

Talk Title

Going global: building for a multilingual world

Room

Liskov

Date

28.10.2022

Time

14:40 > 20 min

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Half the world is multilingual. It's only right that their phone should be too. With Android 13, developers have backwards compatible tools to set application languages at runtime. In this talk, you'll learn how to leverage these to build for a global and multilingual audience.

Consider this user journey to understand why this is important: You've moved to Germany from the Netherlands. You enjoy using entertainment, messaging, and news apps in your native language, Dutch. Some apps work better in German, like your local banking or language-learning app. You prefer to navigate through the rest of your phone in English as you’re used to the English digital terms.

Come join us as we dive into this highly anticipated feature. And provide your multilingual end users the ability to fluently set your application’s language according to their preferences.

Speaker Bio

Pratyush is a Software Engineer on the Android Frameworks team at Google. His current focus is on making Android work better for a global and multilingual audience. Outside of work, you’ll often find him playing squash, or trying out the new eatery around the corner!

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