Apple acquires Vancouver-based Buddybuild to simplify development of iPhone apps

05 January, 2018, 14:17 | Author: Simon Thompson
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The move is expected to simplify app development for coders as Buddybuild can be integrated into Apple's suite of software development tools called Xcode.

The Xcode engineering group absorbing Buddybuild will only make the iOS environment more developer-friendly and presumably make Apple steps ahead of Google.

Moreover, integration of machine learning with Core ML in building apps is also attracting developers to the platform. In simple words, Buddybuild offers tools for developers that are created to let them quickly and easily build apps through GitHub, BitBucket, or GitLab. Apple says, "The team (currently employing around 40 or so engineers) will stay put in BC, a fact that the startup celebrated by noting that it's always been proud to be a Canadian company".

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The post also apparently states that their service will remain available to existing customers but the company will refrain from accepting new customers soon.

Some Android developers vented their frustration on Twitter, especially in light of the relative short notice. Read on to learn more about Apple acquiring Buddybuild and what this means for those on iOS devices. In 2014, Apple purchased the third-party service, TestFlight, which helps developers in testing and collecting the feedback for the iOS apps. Hopefully, Apple's Xcode will grow with this new acquisition. Now that same scenario is playing out all over again. Furthermore, it is expected to make developing and iterating apps for iOS platforms much easier. However, they still generate more revenue from apps than Android. Its subscribers of Free Starter plans and Android app development will have up to March 1 to use the service. Exclusively accessible to iOS 11-compatible devices, the AR+ mode takes advantage of Apple's ARKit which offers players a more authentic experience in playing the game like walking closely to the creature and see how they look like in real world.

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