A few weeks ago, we updated Job Agent with support for international listings and localized into German.
Why German? Surely it makes more sense to localize a US-based app into Spanish before other languages. But let's look at the data.
Since launch, a significant portion of iOS app downloads are from Europe. A surprising portion, considering the app provided only US job listings until recently.
Closer inspection of the european audience shows even more striking differentiation:
Because Switzerland has four national languages, we also look at app-user language breakdowns to avoid bad assumptions:
So German localization should appeal to current and potential users, with more ROI than other languages.
The question still remains - why are people in Switzerland using a US-centric job search app? The language data provides an interesting clue. While Turkish comprises a small portion of total users, a comparison of language against city shows these users are in Zurich. Wikipedia notes increased turkish immigration to Switzerland in the last 2 decades, with ~80% of the immigrants living in German-speaking cantons, and are concentrated particularly in the cities of Zurich, Basel and Aarau.