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Apple: App Store customers spent $890 million Christmas week

Apple: App Store customers spent $890 million Christmas week

Apple's efforts to make it easier for app developers continues with their recent purchase of Buddybuild, an app tools startup. It is a startup company based in Vancouver. Now the company has purchased Buddybuild, a company that helps app developers test and manage their apps on the iOS platform. In essence, Buddybuild's tools enable developers to build apps through GitHub, BitBucket and GitLab.

"We're excited to share that the buddybuild team has joined the Xcode engineering group at Apple to build wonderful developer tools for the entire iOS community". It celebrated that fact by noting that it's a proud Canadian company.

After all, not even the financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed yet. There are 40 engineers that work for Buddybuild full-time who will be staying on board. This new acquisition allows for Apple to gain ground on Google by getting more people involved in the iOS ecosystem. That being said neither Apple nor Buddybuild has given any specific timeline of when will that happen. As of today, we are no longer accepting new customers.

As Apple acquires BuddyBuild, it is not just looking to expand on greener pastures like coming up with its first scripted television series but also keeping a strong hold on what they are known for!

Apple: App Store customers spent $890 million Christmas week

More to the point, it should make developing and iterating apps for iOS that much easier than before.

Apple makes money on the App Store because it takes a 30% cut of software and digital goods sold through it, except for subscriptions. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhones, iPads, and other gadgets this holiday season, they naturally turned to the one place they can find the best ways to use those devices: the App Store. Apps generated $17 billion in Q3. In 2014, Apple acquired TestFlight which began to require users to employ Xcode to utilise the service.

The company is made up of former employees of Amazon and has been running since 2015.

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