Dimension Data Learning Solutions (DDLS) is offering new five-day instructor led courses providing knowledge and skills required to develop apps for Apple devices.
According to DDLS, it is the first commercial iOS development course offered in Australia by an Apple Authorised Training Centre.
The courses, which will focus on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, is aimed at both beginners and experienced developers. However, some basic programming languages such as C++, Java and Objective C are a prerequisite.
“The popularity of these Apple iOS devices is increasing dramatically and there’s a significant demand from programmers for an Apple training course to keep them up to date with both programming and publishing for these devices,” DDLS vendor alliance manager, Michelle Dowling, said.
The course introduces the features and concepts being introduced with the new version of the iOS SDK, focusing on user interfaces; program structure and implementation details.
Founder and director of app development house Ajnaware, Graham Dawson, said the demand for iPhone apps is on the rise.
“The iPhone is still the must-have device and every company from publishers to restaurants want apps that run on the iPhone. The increasing popularity of the iPad is just going to compound that,” he said. “Although all smart developers should consider this course, the influence of Apple’s application development goes right to the heart of all business growth, so savvy execs should be on the case too.”
The first courses will be held at DDLS Sydney on May 9 and at DDLS Melbourne June 27.
After completing the course students will be able to:
- Develop international applications for Apple’s iOS platform
- Design, create and utilise multi-touch graphical user interfaces
- Understand Apple’s development tools (XCode, Interface Builder and Instruments)
- Access inbuilt iPhone hardware features such as the GPS chip and accelerometer
- Publish applications to the Apple AppStore
- Develop hybrid iPhone applications
- Securely store data and passwords using inbuilt encryption APIs