Apple Announces Plans to Establish iOS App Design and Development Accelerator in India

As was rumored earlier this week, Apple today announced plans to establish a new iOS App Design and Development Accelerator in Bangalore, India. According to Apple, the accelerator is part of an effort to support engineering talent and boost growth in India's iOS developer community.

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"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."

On a weekly basis, Apple experts plan to lead briefings and offer one-on-one app reviews for developers. The facility will also feature support and guidance to help Indian developers master Swift, Apple's programming language. Apple plans to open its iOS App Design and Development Accelerator in early 2017.

"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."

News of Apple's Development Accelerator comes as Apple CEO Tim Cook is making his first official visit to India, where he will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Apple is also planning to open a technology development center in Hyderabad, India, where it will focus on Maps development, and rumors suggest Apple will open its first three retail stores in India over the course of the next 18 months.

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Top Rated Comments

Col4bin Avatar
105 months ago
Translation: it's a whole lot cheaper for Apple to source engineering talent out of India than it is domestically within the United States.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MeatballTheBulldog Avatar
105 months ago
coming up next, garageband updates with more sitar and chenda sounds.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrismail627 Avatar
105 months ago
Given how large India's population is, I'm glad to see Apple taking an interest in their economy.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Soccertess Avatar
105 months ago
coming up next, garageband updates with more sitar and chenda sounds.
Well, at least that is some innovation other than..

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Garageband in ROSE GOLD!
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bmunge Avatar
105 months ago
Translation: it's a whole lot cheaper for Apple to source engineering talent out of India than it is domestically within the United States.
Unfortunately there isn't enough engineering talent domestically in the United States. Our education system isn't producing nearly enough engineers to fill the need.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
flaw600 Avatar
105 months ago
Translation: it's a whole lot cheaper for Apple to source engineering talent out of India than it is domestically within the United States.
This is about getting developers to make apps, not source talent. Moreover, there is no indication that Apple is outsourcing anything. Third, even if they were, America doesn't produce enough talent as somebody already stated.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)