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IBM Debuts MobileFirst for iOS Garage in India

Accelerating digital transformation for clients, the Garage will serve as a hub for development of iOS apps

IBM has unveiled a new IBM MobileFirst for iOS Garage in Bangalore, India. The Garage — part of a network of centers at Atlanta, Cupertino, Toronto and Chicago — will help clients around the world achieve mobile-led, digital transformations at speed and at scale on the iOS platform.

As per the release, IBM also announced Mobile at Scale for iOS, a new offering specifically for clients looking to invest in digital transformation projects that include more than three iOS apps over a multi-year period. Clients opting for this model have full access to IBM’s portfolio of MobileFirst for iOS apps to jump start their digital transformation, iOS App Accelerators for rapid app development and customization, and Enterprise Design Services that align the app experience to the needs of the user. The Garage specializes in handling these end-to-end client engagements to design, develop and implement multiple, bespoke iOS apps.

IBM partnered with Apple in July 2014 to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of ‘made for business’ apps — bringing IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to Apple devices in the enterprise. To date, IBM has developed over 100 apps across 15 industries and delivered nearly 2,000 client engagements. The Garage will extend the design, development and delivery skills gained from IBM’s partnership with Apple to serve a broader set of global clients.

Mahmoud Naghshineh, general manager, Apple partnership, IBM, said, “With each IBM MobileFirst for iOS client’s success, we see the conversation shifting from wanting a single app to cultivating a broader business transformation led by mobile. Our global network of MobileFirst for iOS Garages are a key accelerator for our clients and a significant differentiator for IBM.”

The Garage is a state-of-the-art space, dedicated to enabling clients to complete digital mobility projects as quickly as possible. The Garage will tap into the world’s largest concentration of Swift developers, IBM design and iOS device expertise and consulting services. It will serve as a global development hub for iOS apps and work with existing design locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Cupertino and Toronto. IBM also plans to open satellite centers in Brazil, China, Romania and more.

There are 22 interdisciplinary teams working in the Garage in Bangalore, using end-to-end DevOps, IBM Design Thinking and agile delivery approaches to deliver iOS solutions in weeks, not months.

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