Developers: Design Windows Store apps that automatically adapt to user locales

For developers, it can be helpful to create apps that adapt to users in a specific region and provide content that makes sense for their culture and habits. Windows architecture allows developers to create apps and easily make then available to people all over the world.

The Windows App Builder Blog reports on ways to design user experience based on the locale, using Windows localization tools. A locale represents the settings for a local language applied within a language-independent cultural context (i.e., a region). For example, the locale for English users based in the U.S. (en-US) is different from the locale for English speakers based in Australia (en-AU). It’s also important to use fonts, colors and images that are relevant for a particular culture, including mirrored images when working with right-to-left languages.

Head over to the Windows App Builder Blog for some examples of app designs that automatically adapt to the user locale.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff