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Tech & Science Apple's latest acquisition will bolster its tools for app developers

06:51  03 january  2018
06:51  03 january  2018 Source:   engadget.com

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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.

Apple has today purchased an app development service called Buddybuild. Buddybuild also shared the news in a blog post today, including the details that its team will be joining Apple ’ s Xcode engineers to work on iOS developer tools .

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.

Some Chinese Apple users warned by firm on dodging new data law .
China introduced a new cyber security law on June 1 that imposes tougher controls over data than in Europe and the United States, including mandating that companies store all data within China and pass security reviews. Apple announced last year that it will migrate all user data from Chinese iCloud accounts to local servers run by Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry Co Ltd, which is part of a state-backed infrastructure project overseen by local Communist Party officials.The move is scheduled to happen on Feb. 28, and Apple this week notified users of the shift via emails linked to Chinese iCloud accounts.

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