Apple has achieved workflow, which may bring new automation features to the next iOS version
Apple will continue to offer workflow app and the app will be free later today
Apple has acquired Workflow, a Nifty tool that allows iPad and iPhone users to create automated workflows on their devices. There is no word on the financial details surrounding the deal, but TechCrunch confirms that the app will be available in the App Store. The app, currently available for 2.99, will be free later today.
In stark contrast to previous Apple acquisitions, the Cupertino-based company told TechCrunch that the “Workflow app was nominated for an Apple Design Award in 2015 because of its outstanding use of iOS accessibility features, especially for an outstanding implementation of clearly labeled and drawn / tagged items. Voiceover, with announcements, makes the app usable and quickly accessible to those who are blind or visually impaired. ” The acquisition seems to be more about the talent around the app than the app itself. TechCrunch notes that “the workflow app is being acquired by Weinstein, Conrad Kramer, Ayaka Nonaka and Nick Frey’s team.”
Workflow is one of the first apps to take advantage of iOS’s accessibility features. The app has recently taken advantage of features added to the iOS ecosystem and made inter-operating of various apps easier. The app also offers an intuitive drag and drop interface to make the interface easier to create and master. The app also supports iOS Notification Center and Apple Watch, making it a versatile alternative to IFTTT. It will be interesting to see how Apple integrates Weinstein and some of the features built by the team into the original iOS operating system.