Apple buys Workflow

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Apple has finalized a deal to acquire Workflow today — a tool that lets you hook together apps and functions within apps in strings of commands to automate tasks. We’ve been tracking this one for a while but were able to confirm just now that the ink on the deal is drying as we speak.

I haven’t been able to get financial details for the deal, but if I come up with them I’ll update. As far as I know it was a solid payday for the team and small upside for investors. Workflow had raised an unannounced seed round of what we’re hearing was in the range of a couple million from Lowercase, Eniac and General Catalyst… More at TechCrunch.

This could be very important. For those of us that use iOS, we love the stability, simplicity and the way it works. However, many people would like to see more flexibility and the ability to more easily customise how it works to suit our own needs.

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