Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, has announced the official opening of the company’s iOS App Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru, India. Tens of thousands of developers in India make apps for iOS, and this initiative will provide additional, specialized support for them, says Apple CEO Tim Cook.
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, he adds. Each week, Apple experts will lead briefings and provide one-on-one app reviews for developers. The facility will also provide support and guidance on Swift, Apple’s programming language created to build apps for iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS.
Bengaluru is now home to more technology startups than any other part of India. Over one million people in the city work in the tech sector. Over 40% of graduates from local universities specialize in engineering or information technology.