Apple has officially opened its new App Accelerator in Bangalore as part of an effort to support engineering talent and boost growth in India's iOS developer community (via Mashable).

At the center, experts will lead briefings and provide one-to-one app reviews for developers. Apple is calling the facility "the first of its kind" in the country, and says it will provide specialized support to developers as well as tools to help them push the boundaries.

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"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 just the first few weeks, we've already seen some incredible developers here at the App Accelerator Bengaluru, including Practo and Reliance Games, create innovative apps that can meet the needs of customers in India and around the world."

Apple first announced its plans for the App Accelerator back in May 2016, during CEO Tim Cook's high profile visit to India, when he met with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Since then, the company has been steadily ramping up its presence in the country, negotiating terms with Modi regarding manufacturing and development, seeking tax concessions for locally manufactured iPhones, and setting up a local distribution center.

Tag: India

Top Rated Comments

xbankaiz Avatar
51 months ago
Great the AppStore will get flooded even worse then it is now
Oh, just like the $1.49 Messages stickers that you're selling :rolleyes:
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
51 months ago
Great the AppStore will get flooded even worse then it is now
There's an old saying about throwing stones in glass houses.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aussi3 Avatar
51 months ago
Great the AppStore will get flooded even worse then it is now
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SBlue1 Avatar
51 months ago
Lol!! jealousy at MacRumours has never been so real. Haters gonna hate :)
Jealous? I am not a developer... I am a user who hates cheap selfmade graphics in games and apps. Not talking about retro bit art graphics. Talking about devs who are too cheap to pay someone to do the artwork properly and do it by themselves and it shows.
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GrumpyMom Avatar
51 months ago
I would hope that they will be developing apps of use and interest to the Indian people, given that every country and culture has unique attributes that are optimally addressed by the people who live within it. I wish them much success.
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SBlue1 Avatar
51 months ago
Great the AppStore will get flooded even worse then it is now
Talking about flooded with poop, there is this useless sticker app you sell with some real ugly artwork. Who did that?
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