Apple sets its eye on India, as the technology giant company plans to open an iOS app design and development accelerator in the country. The company has announced the news after the CEO made its first travel to India.
It has been the latest attempt of the Cupertino, California-based technology company to increase its marketing in other parts of the world with the company's leading smartphone product.
According to Mashable, the center will be giving support to the app developers in the country and will encourage them to develop more for iOS. It will be based at the Silicon Valley in India, Bengaluru, and will set to open in early 2017.
Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, took a flight to India and is focusing on growing its revenues on the country. "India is home to one of the most vibrant and entrepreneurial iOS development communities in the world," Cook stated. "With the opening of this new facility in Bengaluru, we're giving developers access to tools which will help them create innovative apps for customers around the world."
According to Tech Crunch, the center also aims to provide close working relationship with the iOS app developers as well as to reach out its people. American business investors are more focusing in India because they saw that the technology market in the country, such as the smartphone market, is potentially increasing.
India recently have the second largest smartphone market than the U.S. It was reported that there are around 220 million Indian smartphone users in the country, with its 1.2 billion people, and it could increase more.
Cook is also going to talk with India's leaders for approval, regarding the company's retail business to be based in the country. He is also set to discuss everything with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Apple is also launching a development center based in Hyderabad and will be officially announced in February next year. The Hyderabad center is designed for its maps services.