Apple confirms acquisition of DeskConnect, the team behind automation app Workflow

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Apple confirms acquisition of DeskConnect, the workforce behind automation app Workflow

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Workflow in the App Store.

Above: Workflow inside the App Retailer.

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Apple proper this second confirmed that it has acquired DeskConnect, the startup behind Workflow, an iOS app that makes it doable for people to assemble custom-made actions involving plenty of apps. Phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Apple has now made the app free in its place of charging $2.99 for it, and the app will keep accessible, an Apple spokesperson suggested VentureBeat in an e-mail. In the meanwhile the app helps larger than 200 actions, with integrations into Apple apps along with third-party suppliers like Dropbox, Evernote, and Fb. In that sense Workflow resembles Automator, an Apple utility app that ships with macOS Sierra nonetheless has no standard-issue equal for iOS.

The data was initially reported by TechCrunch.

DeskConnect killed its eponymous cross-platform file-transfer app closing month. It urged people attempt using amongst totally different points Apple’s AirDrop, Handoff, and Frequent Clipboard.

The Workflow app won an Apple Design Award in 2015. My colleague Harrison Weber often called Workflow one of the 15 most beautifully designed apps of 2015.

DeskConnect was based mostly in 2012 and was based in San Francisco. Consumers embody Robust Draft Ventures. LinkedIn signifies DeskConnect has 9 employees.