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by Incognito » Wed, 15 Apr 2009 01:15:35 GMT

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What would be the language of choice to localize to India. Given that a lot of 
people speak English is it even worth it?

If you want localized for India, you can release it as "Mera Joint" (My 
Joint)!! Haha..

take care,
Muthu Ramadoss.  - Android Consulting.

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 9:30 AM, Mattaku Betsujin <> 

I think instead of making a map or mail program with more features than gmap 
and gmail, for small frys like the most of us, it's better to concentrate on 
niche, perhaps shady, areas that Google won't bother to enter into.
Here are some ideas
1. Inmate Connect -- share stories and blogs with other people that you've been 
in prison together with. The paid version automatically find you a lawyer when 
you are arrested (again).
2. Pull My Tooth -- tie your G1 to a loose tooth and drop it. While the phone 
is falling, which it detects using motion sensor, a nice tune is played to make 
the whole experience so soothing.
3. Mari Joint -- Share comments about your local hash clubs and locate the 
closest one to you using GPS.
These ideas are gold! When you become rich, don't forget to thank me!

Then right on, prove your point. Try Map Editor or any of the other
apps in question. When you can show how you beat out the Google label
on your own terms AND make a living from it, I will be your biggest
supporter here, taking out all stops.


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I thought I would ask other developers for their opinions on the large
number of apps on the market which seem to infringe on third-party
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reveals that out of the 200 top apps, at least 30 very likely infringe
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My worry, however, is that these apps constitute unfair competition:
they use "stolen" intellectual property to promote themselves, thus
out-ranking competing apps which play fair. For example, I would love
to use Disney material in one of my games. I asked Disney and did not
obtain a permission, hence I am not using their material. Yet my game
has to compete against other games which do use Disney material,
almost certainly without permission.

Maybe these are just the rantings of a slightly bitter developer of
not-massively-successful apps. But maybe my concerns also ring a bell
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