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Apple announces app development accelerator in Bengaluru to start Tim Cook's India visit

Mashable

As part of Apple CEO Time Cook's first visit to India, the company has announced that it will open a new iOS app design and development accelerator in India's Silicon Valley Bengaluru by early 2017. The new centre is a major step towards Apple's attempt to expands its share in the world's fastest-growing smartphone market. The new centre will attract and encourage the country's developers to make apps for iOS. "India is home to one of the most vibrant and entrepreneurial iOS development communities in the world," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "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 invests in Indian developers with a new app accelerator

Engadget

In a bid to take advantage of India's growing developer community, Apple opened the doors to an App Accelerator in Bangalore today. True to its name, it'll serve as a place to speed up app development with weekly training, guidance and one-on-one app reviews. Apple opened similar accelerators in Naples and Brazil, but those were more focused on courting students as new developers. While the new Indian location will also try to win over students, it's more interested in honing the country's ready strong developer community, Apple marketing head Phil Schiller told NDTV. "I think what we hope from this accelerator is that we can help the local market create apps for customers in India that better meet the needs of our growing customer base here," Schiller said.


Apple to open iOS app accelerator in Bengaluru

ZDNet

Local iOS developers and companies based in Bengaluru, the IT capital of India, erupted in joy over Apple's announcement to open a design and development accelerator in the city, which is exected to start early next year. The announcement coincided with the maiden visit of Apple CEO Tim Cook to India, who arrived in the country on Tuesday night. He is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attend other programs including opening an offshore technology development centre in Hyderabad in the next three to four days. The new facility at Bengaluru, the home of India's startup scene, is slated to help thousands of developers in India make apps for iOS by providing specialised support for them. While there was no mention about the investment to be made on this new facility, industry watchers believe it could be between 5-10 million.


Apple's Tim Cook woos app developers in India

PCWorld

In a bid to win over more Indian developers, Apple on Wednesday announced it would set up by early next year a facility to help developers on best practices and to improve the design, quality and performance of their apps on the iOS platform. The facility in Bangalore, called a Design and Development Accelerator, aims to provide specialized support for the "tens of thousands" of developers in the country, who develop applications for the iOS operating system. Bangalore has a large base of developers, working for the research and development centers of multinational companies or in startups, besides others who work independently. Apple estimates that over 1 million people in the city work in the tech sector, with over 40 percent of graduates from local universities specializing in engineering or IT. The company is evidently aiming to tap into this developer base for newer apps around its platforms.


Apple (AAPL) To Open iOS App Development Center In India

International Business Times

Apple, Inc. announced Wednesday it will open a development center for design and development of apps for its iOS mobile operating system in the Indian tech startup capital Bengaluru (also known as Bangalore). The company said it "will establish a Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru, the home of India's startup scene" that will "support engineering talent and accelerate growth in India's iOS developer community." In a statement announcing the new center, CEO Tim Cook said: "India is home to one of the most vibrant and entrepreneurial iOS development communities in the world. 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 is in India on his first official visit to the country as Apple CEO.