A Chinese version of the Google developer you-tube channel has been launched by Google Inc. The Google Developer Platform Team claims the primary aim of the channel is to make it easier for the developers in China to learn more about Google services and technologies around mobile, web and the cloud.
The channel includes original content in Chinese (Mandarin speaking), and curates content from the English version of the Google Developers channel with Simplified Chinese captions.
In its effort to open the Android platform to the mobile developers in China, this move is so far the Google’s latest effort. The company’s original English-language Developer Channel on its video-sharing subsidiary claims more than 650,000 subscribers and over 78 million views to date.
Even though You-tube is disrupted by the Chinese censorship system and despite the limitations, Google has been working to offer Chinese nationals greater access to its developers’ network, with the company announcing last September that it would open up merchant support for Play Store app developers in China, allowing Chinese developers to export to, and sell their apps on, Google Play. While Google Play remains blocked in mainland China, the move opens up a market of more than 130 countries within which Chinese developers will now be able to sell their apps — including Zimbabwe, Turkmenistan, Russia, and Cambodia.
Google notes that it will begin producing more Chinese language original content over time.