Apple launches App Accelerator in India

Apple on Friday announced the opening of its App Accelerator in Bengaluru that will provide specialised support for developers to build tools for the iOS platform.

Each week, Apple’s team will guide developers to design best practices and refine their skills to create iOS apps.

“We are impressed by the great entrepreneurial spirit in India and are excited to provide a platform for these developers to share their innovations with customers around the world,” said Philip Schiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Apple, in a statement.

The announcement came at a time when Apple app developers earned over $20 billion in 2016 — up over 40 per cent from 2015 and several of those talented minds were from India.

Apple is investing into the Indian ecosystem by opening its first App Accelerator in Bengaluru. The company announced plans to open this program back in May 2016.

Developers who sign up will get support from Apple’s team in India. Apple engineers will provide feedback, best practices and tools. There will also be presentations.

Once you’re selected into the program, it looks like you’ll get a weekly one-on-one meeting with Apple to talk about your app. By doing this, the company hopes that there will be even more useful apps coming out of India.

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