In a bid to accelerate digital transformation in India, IBM in partnership with Apple on Thursday launched a global development hub called Garage for iOS apps in Bengaluru that will work with existing design locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Cupertino in the US and Toronto in Canada.
The Garage will enable clients to complete digital mobility projects as quickly as possible.
"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," said Mahmoud Naghshineh, General Manager, Apple partnership, IBM, in a statement.
There are 22 inter-disciplinary teams working at Garage in Bengaluru, using end-to-end DevOps, IBM Design Thinking and agile delivery approaches to deliver iOS solutions in weeks not months.
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 will 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 customisation and Enterprise Design Services that align the app experience to the needs of the user.
IBM also plans to open satellite centres in Brazil, China, Romania and ther countries.