Backpacking Diplomacy https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com Andy's Travel Blog: Travel tips, culture, and more Thu, 12 Dec 2019 05:11:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 34153682 Arabic and Hebrew added to the App Store https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/apple-adds-arabic-and-hebrew-to-app-store/ https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/apple-adds-arabic-and-hebrew-to-app-store/#respond Sat, 08 Jun 2019 18:22:22 +0000 http://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/?p=10551 Apple Inc, which previously supported 37 languages in iTunes connect, recently announced in iOS 13 that they have added Arabic and Hebrew as options for App Store localization. This addition is a big step in the app store optimization (ASO) world as it is the first time right to left (RTL) languages have been added ...

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Long layover in Hong Kong https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/long-layover-in-hong-kong/ https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/long-layover-in-hong-kong/#comments Sun, 07 Apr 2019 22:41:37 +0000 http://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/?p=10305 If you ever have a long layover in Hong Kong and are wondering if it is worth visting the city, do it! It doesn’t matter if you have a 12, 8, or even just 6 hour layover in Hong Kong, it can likely be a cool experience for you. Anything less than that would be ...

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App store localization: Intro to ASO localization https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/app-store-localization-languages/ https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/app-store-localization-languages/#comments Sun, 07 Apr 2019 17:19:11 +0000 http://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/?p=10274 What is app store localization? In ASO, one of the core components for going global is app store localization. App store localization is like app store optimization but in different languages and countries. The main two app stores are the Google Play Store and the iTunes Connect (aka the App Store). Though there are many ...

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Travel video: Backpacking in Colombia https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/travel-video-backpacking-in-colombia/ https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/travel-video-backpacking-in-colombia/#comments Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:34:55 +0000 http://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/?p=10155 Over the holiday break between 2018-2019 I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit Panamá and Colombia. It was my second time in Central/South America as I had previously visited Ecuador for 10 days, spent a brief few days in Costa Rica, and lived in the Caribbean in Puerto Rico for about a ...

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Google Play Store Localizations https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/google-play-store-localizations/ https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/google-play-store-localizations/#comments Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:36:17 +0000 http://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/?p=10063 When it comes time to take your app to international markets, it is essential that you consider all areas that can promote your app. Google Play Store localizations are a great opportunity to bring a multi-lingual approach to your app’s online presence by making an SEO friendly listing optimized for new user discovery. Unlike the ...

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iTunes Connect Localizations https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/itunes-connect-localizations/ https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/itunes-connect-localizations/#comments Sun, 10 Feb 2019 18:41:29 +0000 http://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/?p=10065 App Store localization on iTunes Connect is a great way to make your product known to more users through discoverability and also offer a more seamless user experience for other languages your user may speak. It is also a crucial component of ASO or app store optimization as you go international. App Store localization is ...

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San Inazio Festival Boise Basque Idaho https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/san-inazio-festival-boise-basque-idaho/ https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/san-inazio-festival-boise-basque-idaho/#respond Sun, 02 Sep 2018 19:43:37 +0000 http://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/?p=9967 This year I had the opportunity to attend the San Inazio festival in Boise, Idaho. San Inazio is an annual festival celebrating the Basque culture and it is hosted by the Basque diaspora in Idaho. The San Inazio festival takes place each July and attracts thousands of visitors both from the old country and USA. ...

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35 Things to do in Lafayette Louisiana https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/32-things-to-do-in-lafayette-louisiana/ https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/32-things-to-do-in-lafayette-louisiana/#comments Wed, 25 Jul 2018 20:00:13 +0000 http://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/?p=1226 Things to do in Lafayette Louisiana Lafayette is a bustling city in southwest Louisiana.  It has been described as a little-big town because of its unique contrast of city life and local Cajun traditions.  It has been nicknamed “Cajun country,” “boomtown,” and “the Cajun heartland,” and it is known worldwide for its specialty foods and spices.  ...

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A walk around Lake Martin https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/a-walk-around-lake-martin-review/ https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/a-walk-around-lake-martin-review/#comments Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:50:57 +0000 http://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/?p=3502 Lake Martin Breaux Bridge (Louisiana) (Picture gallery below) Lake Martin is a place that I have included both in my things to do in Louisiana and things to do in Lafayette.  Lake Martin is a swamp-lake located in Breaux Bridge, just a short drive from downtown Lafayette.  If I am not mistaken, the Lake was ...

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A Louisiana Crawfish Boil https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/louisiana-crawfish-boil/ https://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/louisiana-crawfish-boil/#comments Sun, 15 Jul 2018 16:58:27 +0000 http://www.backpackingdiplomacy.com/?p=4379 Inside a Louisiana Style Crawfish Boil Crawfishin’ it’s a Cajun thing The Cajun people have made a name for themselves in recent years. For a long time, Louisiana, thanks to Cajun and other creole cuisines, has developed its reputation for being home to some of the most flavorful food in America. Chefs from all around ...

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