Apple Canada has created a dedicated home on the App Store for apps en français (in French). It'll feature collections of apps and games intended for Canada's francaphone market, and it's already off to a damn good start with this week's features:
- Apps créées au Québec (apps made in Quebec)
- Préparez la rentrée (back to school).
- De nouveaux lieux à explorer (new places to explore).
- Apps et jeux pour la longue fin de semaine (apps and games for the long, Labor-day weekend).
- Jeux créés à Montréal (games created in Montreal).
Here, Quebecers will find all their local apps, and Canadians will find all their French-language apps, including Illico (Quebec cable TV), ALDO, Aeroplan, La Presse, YP Yellow Pages Canada, St. Hubert (our delicious rotisserie chicken empire), Radio Canada, and many more.
If you want to try something new, and are looking for some recs, Apple also has you covered:
- Saber's Edge: Part puzzler, part RPG, all Quebec-made.
- Deux Ex: It was made by Square Enix Montréal, yo!
- Réseau Contact Popular Quebec: For those who want to date Quebecers.
- Montréal en Histoires: An augmented reality (AR) excursion into Old Montreal.
I love that Apple's done this. It helps highlight the rich diversity not only of other countries outside the U.S., but of specific cultures and regions within those countries.
You can find all of this and more on the new apps et jeux hub on the App Store.
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.