This week I have been monitoring a few stories which all link together really
nicely, with respect to the continued growth in Mobile Applications and
Here are the stories I have been tracking...
Jeanette Der Bedrosian, USA TODAY wrote about... "An iPhone Developer
University Program launched last fall, however, allows qualifying colleges
and universities to produce iPhone apps at no cost, spurring several
institutions to offer a course in the technology. Apple declined to comment
on the number of schools participating, but they include Stanford and NJIT".
Check out the full story here Maggie shields, BBC News discussed... "The
market for mobile applications, or apps, will become "as big as the
internet", peaking at 10 million apps in 2020, a leading online store says.".
Check out the full story here Neil Hughes, AppleInsider stated...
iPad for Business on Ulitzer
TUAW today ran a story that some folks have received emails that their iPad
Shipments have left Shenzhen, China via UPS, though delivery will still be on
April 3. That is great news and for those folks in North America, who are
anxiously awaiting their space age piece of hardware, the excitement must be
So I thought I would start a countdown to the launch (i)Pad ;-).
iPad - T minus 5 days... Assemble the Hardware… complete. Start the journey
to the Launch iPad from the VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building)
5 Reasons to buy …
Form Factor UI/Expe... (more)
Master, what is the best way to master iPhone Development?
Grasshopper, here are my seven steps to becoming an iPhone Developer. Tread
carefully and you will become a wise man...
Buy an Intel Based Mac & a Device - though the iPhone/iPod Touch device isn't
100% necessary for this early stage, as the iPhone simulator that you will
get with the SDK is free and more that capable for initial development.
Saying that, there is no replacement ultimately for having a device.
Join the Apple Developer Connection - It's free at
http://developer.apple.com/. This is a great place to check out ... (more)
Reducing resistance to iPhone in the Enterprise is happening and other blogs
point in same direction!
I was happy to see that Rachael King, who writes for Business Week has just
posted two very interesting articles on 'Managing iPhones in the Enterprise'
and 'Companies shed initial resistance to iPhone'. The first story includes a
comment by Sybase's own Willie Jow, Vice President of Business Operations
Mobility, who mentions the security features within iAnywhere Mobile Office
that address security issues. The second is more lenghtly and covers the
gaining adoption of the iPhon... (more)
Yesterday Stanford University made an announcement that its free iPhone
application Development Training Course - CS193P, has broken the 1 Million
Downloads barrier in 7 weeks! See the Stanford University press release
This semester’s 10 week class has been available on iTunesU since it
started on April 1st and is again being taught by Alan Cannistraro, Evan Doll
and a few other guest presenters mainly from Apple. The Syllabus is well
thought out and covers all of what a budding iPhone developer would need to
know and can be viewed here. The production of the videos has be... (more)