Apple has been ramping up its India presence and after it recently got the nod for setting up exclusive retail stores in India. Now the company has announced yet another initiative for India. The tech major has announced that it will be setting up a Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru, a city known as the tech capital of India. This initiative will come a long way in helping tons of iOS developers based out of India by providing them with specialized support.

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Apple will also be working on setting up certain guidelines for the developers in order to get the best out of their talent and hone the skills further. Tim Cook, Apple CEO said “India is home to one of the most vibrant and entrepreneurial iOS development communities in the World,” he further added that “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.”

This is how Apple plans on helping the developers, every week experts will brief the developers with one on one app reviews and help the developers with the best practices. Furthermore, the facility would also guide the developers when it comes to learning Swift, Apple’s programming language. With this initiative developer would be able to code better apps and Apple will leverage from the high quality apps in its ecosystem. This would also help the developers to spruce up their skill set by learning new programming languages.

This is the first time that Apple has announced such an initiative in India, this is a tell-tale sign of the growing startup ecosystem in India and the need to guide the phenomena. The development accelerator will also be able to help developers gain an edge over their counterparts and substantially increase their employability. On the hitherto Apple has been known for the quality apps its App Store has to offer and now it is evident that Apple wants to take this to the next level.


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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.