App distribution - Lack of localisation?

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Oct 25, 2020, 4:21:47 PM via Website

I've just released my first android app. Whilst uploading to the play store, it asks you what countries you want to distribute it to.

My app is only translated in English, and due to a combination of my terrible language skills and no budget, I'm not planning on translating it to other languages

Are there any rules/recommendations as to where you can distribute if you don't translate the app? For instance, there's plenty of English speaking people in France, but would I be 'punished' if I didn't translate it to French when selecting that country?

Similarly, can users see what language the app is in before downloading it? I wouldn't want users to think the app is available in their language when that's not the case, as obviously they'd be disappointed.

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Oct 28, 2020, 9:11:25 AM via Website

You can check my free app which is available on Google Play. It is only in English, too. (laughing)

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Oct 26, 2020, 8:50:31 AM via Website

Don't worry about that. You can declare your app is in English in your app description. In addition, users will see your app screenshots before downloading.

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Oct 28, 2020, 9:11:25 AM via Website

You can check my free app which is available on Google Play. It is only in English, too. (laughing)

— modified on Oct 28, 2020, 9:42:13 AM

Download size < 0.07 MB. But also Accurate, Ad-Free & Full-Free.
The minimalist app available on Google Play https://goo.gl/ws42fN
Your 5-star is appreciated. Blog : https://okblackcafe.blogspot.com

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