In response to the announcement, several Android developers took to Twitter to voice their concerns about a lack of alternatives and the limited window to make the switch to another platform. It is a startup company based in Vancouver.
In a couple of months, Apple will discontinue to tools for Android, making Buddybuild exclusive to iOS developers, Buddybuild said in a blog post announcing the migration to Apple. Buddybuild is an app tools startup, which describes itself as "mobile iteration platform".
Apple's real statistics spat in the face of Forbes contributor John Koetsier who quoted Apptopia leader Adam Blacker stating that "Adoption of ARKit isn't great at less than 1,000 apps of the 3,000,000+ apps in the App Store have installed it since its September launch". Read on to learn more about Apple acquiring Buddybuild and what this means for those on iOS devices. Google Play Store continues to dominate the app market despite the tough competition from Apple's app store, which is obviously causing lot of anguish for the iPhone maker.
A lot of app developers use this company since it is both very easy to use and quick. This is according to App Annie report, which claims that Apple garnered revenue of approximately $11 billion in the third quarter of a year ago while Android managed to clock only $6 billion in the same period.
Notably, shares of Apple have gained 48.5% in the past one year slightly outperforming the industry's 45.5% rally.
Apple redesigned the App Store over the past year and has made other changes, including adding search advertising, improving developer tools and introducing new ways for third-party apps to make money. The new design is supposed to make app and game discovery easier.
This acquisition is similar to the move of Apple when it acquired TestFlight in 2014.
The company is made up of former employees of Amazon and has been running since 2015. During its three years of existence, it raised around $8.8 million.