On March 22, Apple finalized the agreement to acquire the automation app Workflow, the app being also available on the App Store for free download. The team which developed this app is formed of three members, Nick Frey, Conrad Kramer and Ari Weinstein. They are all bound to work on several projects at Apple. Weinstein argued that he and his team are excited to join Apple.
The new app will be available for free on the App Store
He also claimed that they have been working with Apple from the beginning, since they first developed their company, creating and launching the new app and enjoying the success it has on the App Store. Weinstein stated that and his team are eager to develop their revolutionary work, even more, being under Apple’s protective wing. They will participate in the developmental processes of new projects.
The new report indicated that Apple’s purpose is not only to implement Workflow in the App Store, but they also plan to make it free for download. Back in 2010, Apple followed a similar procedure when purchasing Siri. Siri was available in the App Store until 2011 when it was integrated into iOS, being part of the iOS 5.
Workflow allows users to group together powerful actions on their devices
For now, we do not know whether Apple has the same plan for Workflow, but the company could quickly develop an Apple version of this software or implement this technology into an Apple device. Apple confirmed the deal regarding Workflow and stated that the new app was selected back in 2015 to be awarded during Apple Design Award due to its fantastic use of iOS availability characteristics.
The app successfully implemented VoiceOver with visibly labeled items and drag/drop statements. The app was available and accessible to people having a low-vision or those who are blind. Back in 2015 at WWDC, Workflow accepted the Apple Design Award, being among the famous apps like Vain Glory, Shadowmatic, Crossy Road. Apple brought Workflow under the spotlight, featuring it among other amazing apps which use VoiceOver technology.
The Workflow team traveled to Cupertino, but the members of the team did not reveal any details about their job there. Some reporters believe that Weinstein together with his colleagues might work on a project related to Siri. This information is supported by the set of macro creation tools implemented into Workflow. The new app gives users the opportunity to group relevant actions by just tapping to integrate it with other apps.
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