Apple said Tuesday that it agreed to buy start-up Buddybuild, a move that could improve the workflow for iOS developers — and thus help the company achieve its goal of dramatically boosting its software and services business.
The acquisition was first revealed in a Buddybuild blog post.
Buddybuild integrates with common workplace software like Slack and Trello, making it easier to trigger and communicate code changes across a variety of platforms. The acquisition could be a boon to Apple, which is hoping to double its software and services revenue by 2020. Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves has said that the App Store may drive that growth.