Apple acquires Vancouver-based app development company Buddybuild

Jan 3 2018, 12:07 am

Vancouver-based Buddybuild has been acquired by Apple, the company announced today.

Launched in October 2015 as a way to improve the development workflow used by mobile app developers, Buddybuild’s platform provides seamless continuous integration, continuous delivery, user feedback, and crash reporting for mobile teams.

In May 2016, they announced a $7.6 million USD Series A funding round to fuel growth. Today their team consists of 40 people, according to TechCrunch.

Buddybuild joins Apple’s Xcode engineering group in an effort to “build amazing developer tools for the entire iOS community,” the company said in a blog post today.

On top of the good news of the acquisition, the company also announced they would be staying put in Vancouver.

“We’ve always been proud to be a Canadian company, so we’re also pleased that we will be staying right here in Vancouver — a hotbed of developer and engineering talent.”

There’s no word as of yet if they will be doing any hiring following the acquisition, but they did mention they are not accepting new customers anymore.