Eligible students can take the 10-week online course for free.An online course on creating software applications for Apple Inc.Âs iPhone will launch Oct. 19. The New Jersey Institute of Technology and North Jersey Partners, both in Newark, are teaming to provide the 10-week course.
Twenty students will receive the training free of charge through the funding from North Jersey Partners through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, specifically through an initiative called Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development.
North Jersey Partners is a collaboration of public and private entities that offers training for northern New Jersey’s work force; the organization said preference for the free curriculum will be given to underemployed applicants from the region. Those interested must apply by Friday, and can do so by texting the word “iPhone” to 35350. Access to an application for the class will be sent to their wireless phones.
Those who do no qualify for free tuition may enroll for a fee at online.njit.edu to join a second class that will begin Nov. 30.
Apps are downloaded, some for a fee, from AppleÂs App Store for use on iPhone and iPod touch devices. Developers of apps receive some of the revenue generated by downloads. An NJIT professor will lead the class.
The course, intended for the computer literate, will teach students how design and deploy of apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch using Apple’s software development kit.
The course will help students practice submitting apps to Apple.
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