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Apple acquires Buddybuild

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple buys Buddybuild
Apple CEO Tim Cook
The Canadian app development toolkit makers Buddybuild have joined Apple, where they will become a part of the Xcode engineering group. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Buddybuild is a small Canadian company based in Vancouver that has been around since 2015. Its seamless development platform that provides a complex solution for easily distributing apps to users and gathering bug reports, feedback and crash reports was launched in October 2015, and now it has just become one of Apple's many assets.

According to the official Buddybuild blog, the company's team is now a part of the Xcode engineering group that builds "amazing developer tools for the entire iOS community." Although the service remains up for existing customers, the existing Free Starter plan and the development of Android apps will be killed on March 1, 2018. Even more, Buddybuild has also stopped accepting any new customers.

The Buddybuild team will remain in Vancouver, and we would expect that some of those who were in charge of the Android-related code to leave their current positions for another company. However, they could also switch from Android-related programming to writing code for iOS, but there is no official information about such details. After all, not even the financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed yet.

In its short history, Buddybuild raised around US$9 million in funding, so we would expect a price of at least US$10 million or maybe much more.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-01- 3 (Update: 2018-01- 3)
Codrut Nistor
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