Apple chief Tim Cook begins visit to India; will meet PM this week

Apple chief Tim Cook. Photo:
Apple chief Tim Cook.

An application design and development centre will be set up soon by tech giant Apple in Bengaluru to promote Indian developers create innovative mobile apps for its iOS platform.

The announcement comes as part of the visit of Apple chief Tim Cook to India. Cook, who started his India trip by visiting the famous Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 21 May.

In this regard, the company chose not to reveal the investments it has made in the centre, which is likely to open in 2017. In a media statement, Apple stated thousands of developers in India make apps for iOS (foundation for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch). This will provide additional and specialised support for them.

It’s team will work with developers on best practices, help them sharpen their skills and alter the design, quality and performance on iOS programme.

India is home to a vibrant iOS development community in the world. With the opening of this new facility, “We will give developers approach to tools which will help them create innovative apps for global customers,” said Cook.

Every week, experts will brief developers on one-on-one app reviews. The facility will provide and guide Swift, Apple’s programming language created to build apps for iOS, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch.