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App Store 2017 Sales Set New Year's Day Record of $300 Million

App Store 2017 Sales Set New Year's Day Record of $300 Million

Apple has added Canadian startup Buddybuild to its expanding business portfolio, and the latest acquisition appears to further strengthen the company's iOS development platform.

So, now Apple has acquired the startup and now, the entire Buddybuild team will join their hands with the engineers in Xcode engineering group at Apple to "build awesome developer tools for the entire iOS community", with Buddybuild being rolled into Xcode itself.

The company said that it would stay in Vancouver - a hotbed of developer and engineering talent.

The Xcode engineering group absorbing Buddybuild will only make the iOS environment more developer-friendly and presumably make Apple steps ahead of Google.

Apple also partnered with GE in October to enable developers create a series of industrial apps to iPhones and iPads. The company needs to entice app developers to make tools and apps for iOS. Hopefully, Apple's Xcode will grow with this new acquisition.

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If you are looking for some of the best news to start the year regarding app development, then you might want to know Apple just acquired Buddybuild.

Apple also notes there are now almost 2000 ARKit-enabled apps across all categories of the App Store, while the latter now sees over 500 million customer visits every week.

Apple has achieved a new milestone as it kicks off 2018 with record-breaking sales on its App Store. Apps generated $17 billion in Q3.

The company was founded in October 2015 by Dennis Pilarinos and Christopher Stott, both of whom previously worked as engineers at Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN). Its list of existing customers is impressive as it includes Mozilla, Hootsuite, Reddit and The New York Times.

Under the acquisition, Buddybuild will be integrated into Xcode, which is Apple's suite of development tools for iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS.


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