Apple purchases Burstly

Following its strategy of acquiring smaller, lower-profile niche technology companies, recently announced its recent purchase of Burstly, for an undisclosed amount.

In simplest terms, Burstly provides developers of iOS a means for managing downloading and testing applications on devices. Typically, in development, you would have to add devices to be used for testing, push the application out to the device, make tests, make changes and repeat. The company provides a platform that allows devices to be provisioned and managed, as well as which each device should be allowed to download and test.

We can probably expect to see a Beta App Store function to be rolled out as Apple finds ways to integrate this with its existing systems.

Chris Urban

About Chris Urban

Chris Urban is current president of MacBUS. He is an Engagement Manager at Acquia, coordinating and leading the interactive development and design of enterprise-level systems and applications. He has developed and directed CMS and ECM implementations, migrations, and deployments, and specializes in "uniquely harnessing integrated methods of empowerment."