A Canadian start-up named Buddybuild has been acquired by Apple and the Vancouver-based app tools company describes itself as “mobile iteration platform” focused on continuous integration and debugging tools. With this, Apple has ramped up its platform for making and iterating apps for iOS, easily.
Apple is all about taking over new ventures and start-ups to build an efficient platform that is capable of developing futuristic apps and softwares for its loyal customers. California-based giant Apple has now acquired Buddybuild, a Vancouver-based app tools start-up who call themselves as “mobile iteration platform”. Their platform provides continuous iteration and debugging tools to apps, which means, Apple has essentially bought for itself an app development team a simple workflow for iterating and pushing their apps out into the world through GitHub, BitBucket or GitLab.
After the acquisition, Buddybuild will be a part of Xcode, which is Apple’s suite of development tools for iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. However, Apple has not mentioned anything about when this will happen, and even the financial terms have not been disclosed. It has also been clarified that Buddybuild will continue to be available and provide service to its existing customers as a standalone product through its company’s site, but they will accept no new customers from now on. The deal also means effective end of the Android app development that the company added last February.
Buddybuild’s system is expected to fit nicely into Apple’s existing set of tools, bringing additional methods for testing, debugging and deploying mobile apps through a proprietary channel. In simpler words, it should make developing and iterating apps for iOS that much easier than before. And Apple’s extra cache should make it easier for Buddybuild to recruit more locals and grow with Apple at a pace it could have not grown alone.