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Ian Thain

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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 developer education. 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... "Acknowl... (more)

Journey to the iPad Launch: Day #1 - T minus 5

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 building... 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)

Seven Steps to the iPhone Developer's World

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

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)

Stanford University iPhone Training Reaches 1M Downloads

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 here.  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)