New Delhi: Ending days of speculation over its mapping facility in India, Tech giant Apple on Wednesday said that it will set up an app design and development centre in Bengaluru to support developers in India creating innovative mobile apps for its iOS platform.
“The company will establish a Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru, the home of India’s startup scene. Tens of thousands of developers in India make apps for iOS, the world’s most powerful mobile operating system and the foundation for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®. This initiative will provide additional, specialised support for them,” Apple CEO Tim Cook today said.
“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.
“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,” Cook added.
At the centre, Apple’s experts will lead briefings and provide one-on-one app reviews for developers. The facility will also provide support and guidance on Swift, which is Apple’s programming language to help build apps for iOS, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch.
“This is a huge vote of confidence in India’s developer community and a tremendous opportunity to gain world-class design and development expertise,” said Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal. “Apple’s support will help drive growth and accelerate progress among the country’s vast talent pool.”
“We have worked closely with Apple to transform the Snapdeal app and offer our users the best possible experience,” said Snapdeal co-founder and CEO Kunal Bahl.