UC Irvine Extension offers online iPhone app development course
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UC Irvine Extension offers online iPhone app development course

The University of California, Irvine Extension, the continuing education arm of UC Irvine, has announced the availability of a new online course for spring 2010 titled “Mobile Development for Apple iPhone and iTouch.” (Actually, they should change the name since it's actually the iPod touch, not the iTouch.)

Taught by software development expert Ralf Brockhaus, the five-week intensive programming course will teach students how to navigate Apple’s development settings; distinguish Apple’s strategy from Microsoft and Blackberry offerings; and develop mobile applications in Objective C, before testing and installing them to the iPhone.

“The current popularity of Apple technology in the marketplace makes this course extremely timely and relevant,” says Dr. Dave Dimas, director of UC Irvine Extension’s engineering, sciences and information technology programs. “UC Irvine Extension is thrilled to be at the forefront of teaching this technology to students online, with the potential to reach participants all over the country.”

Starting April 26, students will receive an introduction to specific mobile phone features, including: the accelerometer, touch screen, GEO positioning, sound and Web access. “Mobile Development for Apple iPhone and iTouch” is designed for developers and testers, as well as business analysts looking to gain a better understanding of software development technology.

Brockhaus is a veteran in software development and project management with 20 years of industry experience, including six years with Microsoft.Net. Currently, he works as release manager for IBM Business Process Manager and Active Content Suite.

An information session webinar will also be offered on March 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST for those interested in learning more about the topic and online course. To regis

 
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