Apple announces iOS App design and development accelerator in Bengaluru

BENGALURU,PRADEESH CHANDRAN:Global Technology major Apple on Wednesday announced a new initiative to support engineering talent and accelerate growth in India’s iOS developer community.

This is Tim Cook's first visit to the country since he took over from Steve Jobs in 2011. Photo: Rajneesh Londhe

The US-based company will establish a Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru. This initiative will provide additional, specialised support for the developers who make applications for Apple’s iOS operating system, Apple said in an official press statement.

Apple’s team will work to inspire and instruct developers on best practices, help them hone their skills and transform the design, quality and performance of their apps on the iOS platform.

“India is home to one of the most vibrant and entrepreneurial iOS development communities in the world,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.

“With the opening of this new facility in Bengaluru, we’re giving developers access to tools which will help them create innovative apps for customers around the world,” he added.

Each week, Apple experts will lead briefings and provide one-on-one app reviews for developers.

The facility will also provide support and guidance on Swift, Apple’s programming language created to build apps for iOS, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch. The iOS App Design and Development Accelerator is expected to open in early 2017.