Apple App Store harvested your cash on New Year's Day

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Since the App Store launched in 2008, iOS developers have made more than $86 billion, Apple said, a 43 percent increase over the total touted a year ago.

As reported by TechCrunch, this acquisition will help the developers to easily create apps for Apple's platforms.

The Buddybuild service will remain available to existing customers to build, test, and ship iOS apps to testers through the company's website, but new customers are no longer being accepted.

Many Industry experts continue to argued that since IOS is a closed operating system, it won't exactly dominate the app market like Android, which is an open source operating system.

This deal also means an end of the Android app development that it just added in February 2017. Although Apple's iPhones have continued to be outstripped by devices powered by Google's Android, they still generate considerably more revenue from apps.

Apple has paid developers over $86 billion since 2008. Over the years, the company has taken several steps to improve the Xcode, like releasing new and simpler language, developing a revenue-sharing model for subscription apps and moving a major part of its software research out in the open, according to CNBC.

San Francisco - Apple developers who make apps for the iPhone and iPad earned 30% more in 2017 than a year earlier, though it was still a slowdown from growth in 2016. Since it is such an easy tool to use, it makes it great for the bigger businesses out there as indicated by many high-profile clients.

Vancouver-based Buddybuild was founded in 2015 by former Amazon employees Dennis Pilarinos and Christopher Stott.

This acquisition is similar to the move of Apple when it acquired TestFlight in 2014. In its almost three years of existence, the startup has managed to raise around $8.8 million, including a $7.6 million Series A led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield back in May of 2016. Its list of existing customers is impressive as it includes Mozilla, Hootsuite, Reddit and The New York Times.