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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.

Tag: India

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45 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.
Rating: 22 Votes
45 months ago
coming up next, garageband updates with more sitar and chenda sounds.
Rating: 13 Votes
45 months ago
Given how large India's population is, I'm glad to see Apple taking an interest in their economy.
Rating: 11 Votes
45 months ago

coming up next, garageband updates with more sitar and chenda sounds.


Well, at least that is some innovation other than..

wait for it...

Garageband in ROSE GOLD!
Rating: 11 Votes
45 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.
Rating: 9 Votes
45 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.
Rating: 8 Votes
45 months ago
Good job Apple!
Rating: 8 Votes
45 months ago
Good move-- there is a huge amount of talent there and something like this could really help drive entrepreneurship.

More people writing better apps, for sure, but there has also been a real push of Indian developers contributing to open source projects.

Translation: it's a whole lot cheaper for Apple to source engineering talent out of India than it is domestically within the United States.

I'm pretty sure the article was in English, so I didn't really need a translation-- but it looks like you must have translated it into Hindi and back a few times because what I'm reading is nothing like what you're saying. This isn't an effort to hire more developers into Apple, but to support the growing developer community in India.
Rating: 8 Votes
45 months ago
Nothing good comes from outsourcing to India. A very general statement but pretty much fact. Companies only go to India for the low costs, I hope apple has alterior motives such as talent but it's a very poor move if it's based on costs.
Rating: 6 Votes
45 months ago
Apple is definitely investing its resources in India. I think this opens for expansion and viable resources.
Rating: 6 Votes

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