Today, Apple has acquired a well-known iOS tool called Workflow. The deal was reportedly finalized but there is no word on financial details.
Workflow, which was first launched in 2014, is an automation tool that allows users to combine the functions of different apps to complete tasks. In other words, users can create a variety of workflows to accomplish several tasks such as posting pictures on social networks, translatingan article , sending email, downloading documents from websites and more. Generally, Workflow is based on the idea that would turn several interactions with iOS into a single tap, aiming at simplifying a complex set of commands.
This app includes a built-in Gallery, which allows people to quickly find and complement a number of automation processes. Furthermore, it can be utilized to create custom automations.
In addition, the team who is behind Workflow, including Ari Weinstein, Conrad Kramer, and Nick Frey will be joining the company. They expressed their excitement to partner with Apple from the very beginning as students attending WWDC to developing and launching workflow as well as witnessing its remarkable triumph on the App Store. Besides, they are eager to take their work to the higher level at Apple and make contribution to products for users all over the world.
Apple has also confirmed the acquisition. The company said in a statement that Workflow’s use of iOS accessibility features is an element that really sets the app apart from other services. Not only normal people but also those who are blind or have low-vision can use the app, as it has “VoiceOver” functionality with clearly labeled items, useful hints and drag announcements.
Normally, apps acquired from Apple will disappear from the App Store, however Workflow will remain available and will be free to download later today.
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