Apple just purchased a Canadian startup that makes software development tools for coders. Buddybuild, which unveiled the securing on Tuesday in a blog post, said its staff will join Apple’s Xcode engineering group. Xcode is the name of Apple’s suite of software developmental tools utilized by third party coders to assemble applications for Apple products like the iPhone, Mac PCs, and the Apple Watch.
Buddybuild will keep on operating out of Vancouver, Canada, and the Buddybuild administration will stay accessible to existing clients for building, testing, and dispatching iOS applications. “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. 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.”
Buddybuild was established in 2015 and has around 40 workers, as per the startup’s LinkedIn page.
The Vancouver-based startup raised almost $7.6 million, and its advisors incorporate fellow Canadian Stewart Butterfield, the founder and CEO of the prominent work environment chat service Slack, as per budgetary tracking service PitchBook.
The Buddybuild benefit guarantees “a continuous integration, continuous deployment, and user feedback platform for development teams,” as of now helping engineers to discharge iOS and Android applications utilizing GitHub, GitLab, and BitBucket. With Buddybuild, each “git push” to the developers preferred git benefit consequently triggers a safe new form of the application, the running of unit or UI tests, and planning of the application for beta testing or organization to Apple’s TestFlight service.
At the end of the day, Buddybuild streamlines the application building process by building it, testing it, and preparing it for offering to testers. Apple comparatively obtained the outsider administration TestFlight in 2014 to help designers in testing and assembling criticism for iOS applications; Buddybuild gives a more complete approach.
“As of today, we are no longer accepting new customers,” Buddybuild said in a statement. “Existing Free Starter plans and Android app development will be discontinued on March 1, 2018.”