Thank you for the post here! It`s really nice to see that people are actually "seeing" and also "posting" into the newest CoronaSDK - Portuguese forum, as you just did. ;)
For what you`ve said above as the sentence: Looks like a bad idea ;)
- Well, for that, my first view is that everyone in this world has their own rights of showing their own "point of view" such as opinions, ideas, complaints and so on, BUT I do have a second view about that too, that is - I completely disagree with your own point of view, wanna know why? If so, I will enumerate right below (based on your own statements above) all the points that make myself disagree of your sentence above, keep reading please:
• Why don't stick to english language since most of the people in the world know and speak english.
Well, for this I really do not know if it is really true at all (I mean: based on statistics data worlwide somewhere). But considering that what you said is the TRUTH about that, well, I still would disagree with you when it regards my country (Brasil), because for example (real ones. as can be seen here: http://www.ibge.gov.br/home/presidencia/noticias/noticia_visualiza.php?id_noticia=1766
) we are a folk of almost 200 million people and the "English speakers" here is about roughly 50% of the population, what would mean 100 million people (well, not a bit part) BUT what about the other almost 50%? Well, they are not English speakers and not even understand anything in English (maybe it`s hard but true unfortunatelly), and here we`re still speaking about something around 90 millions people! Is that a little part? No no...there are a HUGE market to be explored out there as yet! So, here am only considering my country - Brasil - but and what about the other ones (Portuguese speakers) around the globe?
Look the wikipedia stats below (and it is outdated - 2005):
Territórios de Língua Portuguesa
(nativos) falantes população
Angola 60% S.D. 11 190 786
Cabo Verde S.D. S.D. 418 224
Guiné-Bissau S.D. 14% 1 416 027
Moçambique 9% 40% 19 406 703
S.Tomé e Prínc. 50% 95% 187 410
Guiné Eq. S.D. S.D. 1,014,999
Namíbia 4-5% 4-5% 2 030 692
África do Sul 2% 2% 44 344 136
Japão 0 0,21% 127 214 499
Timor-Leste S.D. 25% 1 040 880
Macau, China 5% S.D. 449 198
Damão, Índia2 10% 10% S.D.
Goa, Índia 3-5% 5% S.D.
Portugal 99% 100% 10 566 212
Luxemburgo 14% 14% 468 571
Andorra 4-13% 4-13% 70 549
França 2% 2% 60 656 178
Suíça 2% 2% 7 489 370
Brasil 99% 100% 186 112 794
Paraguai 7% 7% 6 347 884
Bermuda 4% 4% 65,365
Uruguai 1% 1% 3.241.003
Venezuela 1-2% 1-2% 25 375 281
Canadá 1-2% 1-2% 32 805 041
A. Holandesas 1% 1% 219 958
EUA 0,7% 0,7% 295 900 500
• I guess most of the talent corona people speaks english and not Portuguese?
Well, here you`re probably right! But I comment this one with one another question: Only because it is like that it has to be always, is it deserved to be so? Is there a standard to follow? I do not think so even agreeing with your statment. If the world would go being the same, without changes, we would even not be here maybe, believe EVERYTHING CHANGES ALWAYS! It really does not matter the subject we speak about, BECAUSE the truth is that it will CHANGE. ;)
• It's the same as when you build your app, why go for a small target when you have the world within your feets :)
Other thing that I half agree with you because there are MANY times that one Portuguese Native Speaker (like myself) just want to release something completely written in Portuguese and targetting only one market - the portuguese speakers as well.
I will go further and will give you as a real example, MYSELF: I have one App (not a game) that was made EXCLUSIVELY for the "Brazilian people", ONLY! Why? Because the app is completely "tied" with the National Brazilian Postal Office and so it would not be of any interest for anyone foreign at all. Now, regarding the "small" market (as you could think about because of it only being brazilian), well, I have to say that am very happy with my native market as I get by day around 200 downloads, and when it is a good day as yesterday for example, I got 400 downloads. Well, those numbers for me isn`t a bit, even considering the app is free (with IAP) but comes standing app on the TOP FREE PRODUCTIVITY/TOP GROSSING/POPULAR iPhone & iPad section of Brazil AppStore since its release (well, 5 months ago by now). My purpose here was only show some real thing and not make a merchandising at all.
• I guess that you will get more answers if you ask your question in english than in Portuguese..
Yes, here I completely agree with you but well, what I would say is that when you come to the forums and see/read many topics around here that you cannot even understand what the user is trying to speak/ask, well, the reason for that many times is due of the lack of ENGLISH SKILLS IMHO. And when you ask that same user to try to "elaborate" better their question, well, I can say by my own that that time is the first step for the user "lacking" english skills to move out and look for other things out there where he would be "better" welcomed. It`s my own opinion as well.
• No offense, and Lua is using English ;)
SURE! Of course NO OFFENSE AT ALL! ;) And yes, Lua is Brazilian made language and using English. Maybe because their "founders" were those small part of brazilians that had the oppotunity to get to school and even learn English at that hard decade of 90`s for the country. So now we`re lucky to have it! ;)
Thanks for reading. :)
PS: Sorry for the bad board`s stats I posted above, you can check it out better at wikipedia here: http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geografia_da_l%C3%ADngua_portuguesa
PS2: Do you think I know English? Haha..I can say you that I do not! Look above and you`ll see so MUCH mistakes and strange sentences don`t you? It`s due to my own bad English skills.
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