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Apple Eases Code Development For App Store Devs With Buddybuild Acquisition

05 January, 2018, 14:00 | Author: Kristen Ingram
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"We're excited to share that the buddybuild team has joined the Xcode engineering group at Apple to build incredible developer tools for the entire iOS community", buddybuild said in a blog post on Wednesday. The free starter plans and Android customers will lose access as of March 1st of this year.

Yesterday, developer support service Buddybuild announced that it has been taken over by Apple for the development of iPhone apps.

So, it's clear that the service will remain available for current customers, and company will not accept any new customer. "We've always been proud to be a Canadian company, so we're also pleased that we will be staying right here in Vancouver-a hotbed of developer and engineering talent", Buddybuild said.

But the deal also means the effective end of the Android app development that the company added last February.

Founded in 2015, Buddybuild, formally Doe Pics Hit Inc., offers a platform that ties together continuous integration and delivery and provides iterative feedback to help developers more easily create mobile apps.

Apple set a new record for App Store sales on New Year's Day, thanks to a 25 percent increase from the same day a year earlier.

Under the acquisition, Buddybuild will be integrated into Xcode, which is Apple's suite of development tools for iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS.

Consumers spent $300 million on apps on January 1, the most for a single day since the App Store launched in 2008. This is the second big acquisition by Apple in less than a month, after it acquired the music discovery app Shazam last month. This will further boost the make of an iOS app and run unit or user interface tests in the follow-up. Apps are a battleground for Apple, Google, and other smartphone makers. Apps generated $17 billion in Q3. In 2014, Apple acquired TestFlight which began to require users to employ Xcode to utilise the service. Reportedly, the company has raised a total of $8.8 million in funding.

As Apple acquires BuddyBuild, it is not just looking to expand on greener pastures like coming up with its first scripted television series but also keeping a strong hold on what they are known for!



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