Apple sets up Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru

Cupertino-based Apple has announced the launch of a new Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru, the home of India’s startup scene.

The accelerator will support engineering talent and accelerate growth in India’s iOS developer community.

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

He added, “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.”

Apple’s team will be on hand to work, 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.

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

Also, the facility will provide support and guidance on Swift™, Apple’s powerful and intuitive programming language created to build apps for iOS, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch.

Swift enables developers to write safer, more reliable code, save time and create richer app experiences.

NASSCOM President, R Chandrashekhar said, “Apple’s investment in Bengaluru through its iOS Development Accelerator will have far-reaching effects for the area’s rapidly growing and highly talented developer community,”

He added, “The skills and training they gain through this effort will significantly improve their app design and help them reach a broader market. Initiatives like these move the country forward in our efforts to advance a growth-led and sustainable technology sector.”

The iOS App Design and Development Accelerator is expected to open in early 2017.

Tens of thousands of developers in India make apps for iOS that are used by millions of people across the world (including Africa) and it is only natural that Apple is launching the accelerator to further support them.

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