Last year in May, Apple CEO Tim Cook during his India visit announced App Accelerator. And now it has become a reality as tech giant Apple has opened the proposed App Accelerator in Bengaluru. The accelerator is aimed at support engineering talent and accelerate growth in India’s iOS developer community. The accelerator is located in Bengaluru’s Yelahanka suburb and provides developers an opportunity to get inspired by learning about the latest advances in Apple platforms directly from Apple experts in Bengaluru.
Developers will get a chance to attend presentations and labs led by Apple experts on the latest Apple technologies, explore best practices for optimising apps, and learn more about designing high-quality apps for Apple platforms. It will also provide support and guidance on Swift™, Apple’s intuitive programming language and Xcode, the developer’s toolbox to build apps for iOS, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.
To register for the free app accelerator, participants have to sign in to the schedule page with their Apple ID associated with their Apple developer account. Apart from Apple, other tech giants like Microsoft and Google have also launched their startup accelerators in Bengaluru. For its 10th edition, Microsoft Accelerator selected 14 startups for its startup accelerator programme. Google’s ‘Launchpad Accelerator’, a six-month accelerator programme to scale technical startups, includes mentorship and access to Google Product Managers, a startup package of equity – free support, product credits (e.g. Google Cloud), and access to their full suite of Launchpad initiatives and connections.