April 25th, 2008 | Published in Google Orkut
With stage one of the orkut launch process behind us, it's time to start looking forward to the even bigger stage ahead—Brazil. Building applications for Brazilian users poses a special challenge for non-native developers. Since most of the Brazilian user base speaks Portuguese, most apps will have to be localized or translated so they can be understood.
Fortunately, the gadget specification (which all OpenSocial apps use) makes it easy to define localizations without duplicating any application logic using a mechanism called message bundles. To help you get started, we have released a new article on the OpenSocial wiki specifically on techniques you can use to localize your apps not only for Brazilian Portuguese but any language or country you please.
Enjoy! As always, if you have any questions, please stop by the discussion forum.