The company will establish a Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru, the home of India’s startup scene. Tens of thousands of developers in India make apps for iOS, the world’s most powerful mobile operating system and the foundation for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This initiative will provide additional, specialized support for them.
Apple’s team will work to inspire and instruct developers on best practices, help them hone their skills and transform the design, quality and performance of their apps on the iOS platform.
“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.”
Exactly in line with a report few days ago.
India is a hotbed for software developers. Apple seemingly understands this and is probably laying ground work to use this fact to their advantage in expanding its efforts in India.
(If my presumption of Apple understanding India’s potential in software development is correct, my hope for Apple truly understanding the Indian customer is substantially increased; understanding the Indian customer’s needs comes easier than laying out plans to exploit India’s advantages.)