Moreover, integration of machine learning with Core ML in building apps is also attracting developers to the platform.
Apple has acquired the Canadian app development firm Buddybuild for an undisclosed sum. Buddybuild is an app development company that is out of Canada and is still a startup.
As reported by TechCrunch, this acquisition will help the developers to easily create apps for Apple's platforms. The Apple acquisition is really exciting for the Apple fans amid legal troubles and iOS issues in the recent past.
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"Existing Free Starter plans and Android app development will be discontinued on March 1, 2018", the blog post read. In essence, Buddybuild's tools enable developers to build apps through GitHub, BitBucket and GitLab. (NASDAQ:AAPL). On the other hand, the iPhone maker made the usual statement, "we generally do not discuss our goal or plans" for "smaller technology companies" bought "from time-to-time".
Buddybuild was established in 2015 by former Amazon employees Dennis Pilarinos and Christopher Stott. This will further boost the make of an iOS app and run unit or user interface tests in the follow-up.
Both companies' app stores, however, pointed at the holidays' true victor: Amazon. Some of the other clients include Mozilla, Hootsuite, Reddit, SoundCloud, FourSquare and The New York Times. However, with Google outstripping Apple in terms of downloads, you can see why the company may want to make its platform and app tools developer-friendly, adding features such as Buddybuild that make it easier to use. This new acquisition allows for Apple to gain ground on Google by getting more people involved in the iOS ecosystem.
Xcode, launched in 2013, is used for developing software for the company's various operating systems like macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.