Technology developer, Apple is making its way in India, as it is planning to launch an iOS design and development center. The said country is considered an undeniably critical tech business sector for the company for its potential to increase smart tech products.
According to CNBC, the famous iPhone manufacturer headquartered in Cupertino, California, made the announcement on Wednesday. The company has set its plans to establish a center for iOS developers in Bangalore, India, and will be available early next year, in 2017.
The company will conduct orientations as well as give one-on-one reviews on software and app developers for their works for the company. Apple will also provide them support and will be guided through the company's programming language called Swift. It is a technology utilized to create apps.
Tim Cook, the chief executive of Apple, stated that they are also providing tools for the developers. "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," Cook said on Wednesday's announcement.
India's Bangalore or now officially known as Bengaluru is considered the country's main technology hub, which is said to have with over 1 million people working on the local tech sector. Technology integrated startups such as ridesharing Uber and Ola are also based in the area.
Cook traveled to India for the first time and might have plans to establish another business in the country, The Verge reported. Recently, it was reported that the technology giant will open a development center in Hyderabad, which will be used for its mapping services. This year, Apple had put $25 million in a Hyderabad office for 4,500 workers.
The announcement came following Cook's talk with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The chief executive just came from a China business trip, which the company later made an announcement that it invested worth $1 billion on Chinese ridesharing company, Didi Chuxing.