To help Mac and iOS programmers internationalize and localize their apps, Apple is putting out a flurry of technical resources completely free of charge.
Developers registered with Apple can now access a wealth of programming resources to Internationalize their apps and broaden their distribution, the company has recently announced.
“Utilize these technical resources to help you internationalize and localize your apps,” reads a memo on Apple’s Internationalization
It’s not exactly a new practice, but the company is enforcing it recently to remind developers that they can maximize their profits (and Apple’s, implicitly).
The Internationalization area holds links to all the programming resources a developer could ask for, including WWDC session videos from previous years.
“Watch over 100 in-depth technical sessions from WWDC 2010. You'll learn advanced coding techniques that will show you how to enhance the capabilities of your applications with the revolutionary technologies in iOS and Mac OS X,” says Apple. “Download the videos, then take them with you on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad to watch anytime, anywhere.”
Apple recommends these two videos in particular: · Internationalizing Data on Mac and iPhone
· Performing Calendar Calculations
Additional documentation and sample code comes in the form of Internationalization Programming Topics, a Locales Programming and Data Formatting guides, and International Mountains (Sample Code). These are made available free of charge and can be used both in Mac OS X and iOS.
Developers seeking to discuss with other programmers have the Apple Developer Forums at their disposal - available only to iOS
Developer Program Members.
The Cupertino, California-based computer giant explains that “The Apple Developer Forums provide iOS, Mac, and Safari Developer Program members and MFi licensees a collaborative environment to discuss a range of topics on development and distribution.”
The Apple Developer Forums are accessible by logging in using the Apple ID and password associated with the account for Developer Program members and MFi licensees.