Apple inaugurated the new year by acquiring the mobile development platform Buddybuild for an undisclosed amount. Buddybuild specializes in mobile development solutions and is best known for providing integration, implementation and feedback tools through its platform.

The Canadian company will work with Apple's group of Xcode technicians to create development tools for the entire iOS community. Here is what the company explained:

Buddybuild combines continuous integration, continuous delivery and an iterative feedback solution in one seamless platform. Enough with the most diverse systems to meet the needs of mobile development, with Buddybuild you can focus on what matters most: create fantastic apps.

The company will remain in Vancouver after the acquisition and all Buddybuild services will remain available to existing customers. However, it will not accept new customers and existing free launch plans and the development of Android apps will be interrupted on 1 March 2018.