Apple acquires Canadian software startup Buddybuild to woo app developers

By Ernie Smith  Jan 4 2018

Apple has acquired Canadian start-up buddybuild, a mobile iteration platform focused on building integration and debugging tools for iOS developers, for an undisclosed sum.

This deal also means an end of the Android app development that it just added in February 2017.

"We're excited to share that the Buddybuild team has joined the Xcode engineering group at Apple to build wonderful developer tools for the entire iOS community", the Vancouver-based outfit said in a blog post on Tuesday.

So, it's clear that the service will remain available for current customers, and company will not accept any new customer. The more people or companies develop apps for its devices, the more customers will be interested in buying iPhones or iPads. (NASDAQ:AAPL). On the other hand, the iPhone maker made the usual statement, "we generally do not discuss our objective or plans" for "smaller technology companies" bought "from time-to-time".

Buddybuild was founded in 2015 by former Amazon employees Dennis Pilarinos and Christopher Stott. Developers can integrate with popular tools such as GitHub, Slack, JIRA, HipChat and Trello.

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The startup noted this move in a blog post and although no financial terms have yet been disclosed, Apple has informed TechCrunch that they will be employing around 40 engineers.

Moreover, Apple is likely to launch streaming service in 2018, which will provide a significant boost to the Services business.

The good news for Android developers is there are other services like Buddybuild. Billions of dollars in research have poured into it. Companies are already generating substantial revenue, and even more wondrous products are in the pipeline.

Aside from new hardware sales which inevitably spurted sales, Apple also places some of the responsibility for the increased income on the new App Store saying that it made "app and game discovery fun and easy for the over half a billion customers that visit the App Store every week".

The startup's system will fit nicely into the set of tools of Apple, which brings more methods to test, debug and deploy mobile apps via a proprietary channel. Reportedly, the company has raised a total of $8.8 million in funding.

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