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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

Back By Popular Demand: NJIT iPhone Application Course

If you have an idea for an iPhone application, but don’t know how to make it happen, here’s your chance. NJIT will again offer an online iPhone application development non-credit course. The 10-week online course will begin Feb. 1, 2010 and repeat again on March 15, 2010. An NJIT instructor will teach it and students who successfully complete it will receive a certificate and three continuing education units from NJIT.

The 30-hour, online training course teaches computer-savvy students how to design and implement iPhone and iPod Touch software using the Apple Software Development Kit. Students will learn how to create and deploy iPhone and iTouch applications on the software simulator and hardware devices.  They will become active members of the Apple University Developer Portal program and learn best practices to ensure that designed Apps are compliant with  Apple’s guidelines. Successful AppStore  App submissions  can potentially be offered through Apple as paid, downloadable commercial software packages.

For information about the course, call 800-624-9850 or visit http://online.njit.edu/moodle. Applicants must have broadband access to the Internet and a Macintosh computer capable of running Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.7 or higher and an iPhone or iPod Touch.

Successfully-trained students will have the opportunity to take on teaching roles in the upcoming classes.

“We’re keeping pace with trends in entrepreneurship and small business development,” said Gale Spak, associate vice president, NJIT’s Division of Continuing and Professional Education, who oversees the program. “We’re aware that many self-starters are striking it rich when iPhone users purchase apps because Apple permits developers to keep 70 percent of the revenue. We also know that industry sectors seek iPhone application developers,” Spak added.

Today companies are paying developers of one simple iPhone application $40,000 or more, she said.  That’s why this development has been called the next gold rush. Companies such as Pizza Hut, Stanley Tools, Master Card and Zippo Lighter are moving forward with iPhone application development with the hope of creating young loyalists to their brands.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.