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Apple to establish first iOS development accelerator in India

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Published on 18 May 2016 8:10 AM GMT

Apple to establish first iOS development accelerator in India
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Mumbai: The Apple, on Wednesday, announced that it will establish a first of its kind ‘iOS design and development accelerator’ in Bengaluru.

The initiative, the leading mobile phones company said in a media statement, was “to support engineering talent and accelerate growth in India’s iOS developer community”.

“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,” the company statement added.

The accelerator is expected to open in early 2017.

Apple’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook also visited India, today in his first ever official trip.

About Tim Cook’s visit:

  • Sources confirmed that the Apple CEO landed in Mumbai, this morning and started his day with a visit to the Siddhivinayak temple.
  • Although, his visit to India has been shrouded in secrecy with very little information about his plans; the Apple confirmed the news of his visit by revealing that Cook will unveil a development center for digital maps in Hyderabad.
  • Cook also met Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani’s son Anant Ambani at the temple.
  • The CEO is also scheduled to meet Tata group chairman Cyrus Mistry, today, said a second person familiar with the plans, on conditions of anonymity. The agenda for the meeting is still not known.
  • He is also scheduled to meet Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis later in the week.

What Tim Cook said:

  • Cook was quoted as saying that With the opening of this new facility in Bengaluru, Apple is giving developers access to tools which will help them create innovative apps for customers around the world.
  • “India is home to one of the most vibrant and entrepreneurial iOS development communities in the world,” added Cook.

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