Hi @eddie! My own impression is that AppSheet works very well with the Japanese language (unlike Arabic, which seems not to work very well because of the right to left orientation of the text:
I think that one obstacle for AppSheet in Japan is the difficulty that many Japanese people (including IT people) have with English. Another problem is that, so far at least, there isn’t much “buzz” about AppSheet in Japan. Your question got me interested so I did a little search with “AppSheet” and “の” (an extremely common “letter” in Japanese) on Google. That led me to a few web pages:
And, of course, this little list in not at all inclusive. Still, the last link I shared above is only one of two article in the Googles “News” category that even mentions “AppSheet” – I couldn’t find any articles in that category that focused on AppSheet. So, I think AppSheet has a ways to go in developing brand recognition in Japan.
I’m not quite ready to “go public” with my AppSheet education project in Japan but, if I can eventually make it a success, I hope to play at least a small part in building interest in the platform in this part of the world. When I do begin to try to publicize my education project, I’ll be sharing a prototype AppSheet app that students can copy and use on their own for free. I hope that my little app helps more Japanese become aware of what AppSheet can do. Here’s the current version of the app:
In this regard, I’d like to make a request. Could AppSheet make it possible for prototype app logo’s and launch images to remain constant when copied? As far as I know, the logo and launch image settings are the only parts of a prototype app that are automatically changed. I don’t see that that is to AppSheet’s advantage and it seems to me to discourage people from making prototype app’s widely available.
Thanks in advance for your consideration.