Have you ever wanted to know how many of the top 50 paid apps on the iTunes App Store localize their software? We’ve just completed a minor survey and we’d like to share our results.
Some interesting statistics:
- 34% of apps are localized (compared with a 22% spot-count in Jan 2011)
- 39% of US devs localized
- 23.5% of non-US devs localized
- 61.5% of those US devs who localized have offices abroad
- FR, DE, IT/ES, JA, ZH/KO are the most popular languages (in that order)
Download the raw data
Want to download the raw data and take a look for yourself? No problem: download the pdf.
Yes, this survey is flawed
Taking the top 50 USA apps paid apps is a very narrow sample, not least to say the majority were games (62%) . Ideally we would have liked to spend more time on this and survey the top 100 paid and unpaid apps in the top 5 stores. We’d also love to compare iOS and Mac OS apps and see if there are any differences. Well, there’s always next week…
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