Apple acquires Vancouver-based app development startup Buddybuild

Apple has just bought a Canadian startup Buddybuild, a mobile iteration platform which mainly deals on building integration and debugging tools for iOS developers, according to a statement on the Buddybuild website.

Buddybuild said:

We’re excited to share that the buddybuild team has joined the Xcode engineering group at Apple to build amazing developer tools for the entire iOS community.

After the acquisition by the iPhone giants, Buddybuild won’t be moving from its location.

We’ve always been proud to be a Canadian company, so we’re also pleased that we will be staying right here in Vancouver — a hotbed of developer and engineering talent.

While the development is good news for Apple and Buddybuild, the startup has closed their doors on new customers as they are no longer accepting them.

As of today, we are no longer accepting new customers. Existing Free Starter plans and Android app development will be discontinued on March 1, 2018.

According to TechCrunch “Buddybuild was founded in 2015 by former Amazon employees Dennis Pilarinos and Christopher Stott. In its nearly three years of existence, the startup has managed to raise around $8.8 million, including a $7.6 million Series A led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield back in May of 2016.”

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