Technology Apple's latest acquisition will bolster its tools for app developers

10:12  03 january  2018
10:12  03 january  2018 Source:   Engadget

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Apple is no stranger to acquisitions . Back in 2014, it bought the company behind TestFlight, a system that lets iOS developers get their app out to tens of thou In this article: acquisition , appdevelopment, apple , buildbuddy, business, dev, gear, mobile, xcode.

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a screen shot of a computer keyboard © Provided by Engadget Apple is no stranger to acquisitions. Back in 2014, it bought the company behind TestFlight, a system that lets iOS developers get their app out to tens of thousands of beta testers ahead of launch. Now the company has purchased Buddybuild, a company that helps app developers test and manage their apps on the iOS platform.

The startup says that it has joined Apple's Xcode engineering group and is accepting no new customers, though the service will remain available to existing ones. The free starter plans and Android customers will lose access as of March 1st of this year. Apple confirmed the acquisition to TechCrunch, as well.

Buddybuild will remain in the same offices for now. "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," the team wrote on its announcement blog post.

Apple Working On iPhone SE 2? .
A new leak suggests that Apple could be working on an iPhone SE successor with a glass back.Someone took to Chinese microblogging site Weibo to leak a photo showing what appears to be back covers of the next-generation iPhone SE and a Chinese-language literature containing information about the panels. According to the leak, the iPhone SE 2’s back covers are made of glass and the dual back camera lenses are vertically aligned.

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