Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

New Year's Day was another record-setting day for Apple's App Store

Beatrice Douglas | 05 January, 2018, 14:19

For iOS developers, Apple's acquisition should ultimately be a boon, making app development a bit easier and streamlined.

In response to the announcement, several Android developers took to Twitter to voice their concerns about a lack of alternatives and the limited window to make the switch to another platform.

"We've always been proud to be a Canadian company", the post read.

The acquisition is expected to boost Apple's efforts to ramp up its app ecosystem and developer community. buddybuild is very popular among the developers including both iOS and Android.

Tghe launch of new devices - iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X - played a key role in attracting customers to the App Store during the holiday season.


Apple still generates significant revenue from apps. Read on to learn more about Apple acquiring Buddybuild and what this means for those on iOS devices. Apps generated $17 billion in Q3.

Google is dominating the number of app downloads. In 2014, Apple acquired TestFlight which began to require users to employ Xcode to utilise the service. As per reports, the company is working on a new unified code base in order to make things convenient for the developers to come up with the Mac versions of the apps. It started to require its users to use Xcode when utilizing the service.

The company is made up of former employees of Amazon and has been running since 2015. In its almost three years of existence, the startup has managed to raise around $8.8 million, including a $7.6 million Series A led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield back in May of 2016.

Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of the photo sharing website Flickr and workspace messaging app Slack, has served as an adviser for Buddybuild. Its list of existing customers is impressive as it includes Mozilla, Hootsuite, Reddit and The New York Times. Unsurprisingly, the startup added that will discontinue existing plans and Android app development on 1 March this year.

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