Apple acquires Canadian software startup Buddybuild to woo app developers

Xcode, launched in 2013, is used for developing software for the company's various operating systems like macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

"We're excited to share that the Buddybuild team has joined the Xcode engineering group at Apple to build awesome developer tools for the entire iOS community".

Apple is on track to double Services revenues of $24 billion in fiscal 2016 by 2020. The startup also plans to discontinue the free starter plans and future app developments from March 1, 2018. Back in 2014, Apple acquired Burstly, which made TestFlight, a popular beta testing platform. This is the second big acquisition by Apple in less than a month, after it acquired the music discovery app Shazam last month.

It was a very happy New Year for Apple's App Store.

TechCrunch reported that the acquisition will apparently make the process more convenient for developers to create newer apps for Apple's mobile and tablet platforms.

Apple Inc has agreed to give limited help to the Indian government to develop an.

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But the deal also means the effective end of the Android app development that the company added last February. And with Apple's growing emphasis on Augmented Reality, there are now 2,000 ARKit enabled apps on the shelves. This new acquisition allows for Apple to gain ground on Google by getting more people involved in the iOS ecosystem.

We believe that with all these factors, the popularity of Buddybuild is expected to draw the attention of more developers to the platform. All the three stocks sport a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

Long-term earnings growth for IntriCon, Western Digital and Yelp are now pegged at 20%, 25.1% and 26.6%, respectively.

A medical advance is now at the flashpoint between theory and realization. Subscriptions that run for more than a year give developers 85% of the revenue generated with Apple taking the remaining 15%.

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