Apple has purchased Burstly, a company that produces the TestFlight beta testing suite. TestFlight is used by developers and beta-testers alike to distribute apps before they see a full release on the App Store. This is, by far, Burstly’s most popular service, though they also have mobile ad and analytic software.
This purchase will hopefully help Apple update and maintain their tools for developers. So far, Apple’s App Store controls have been rudimentary at best, and testing apps has been incredibly difficult for developers. There’s no word on how much Apple purchased the company for.