SOURCE: UC Irvine Extension

UC Irvine Extension

February 09, 2010 12:00 ET

UC Irvine Extension Offers New Online Course in Apple iPhone and iTouch Application Development

Participants Will Learn Key Programming Concepts

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - February 9, 2010) - The University of California, Irvine Extension, the continuing education arm of UC Irvine, today announced the availability of a new online course for spring 2010 titled "Mobile Development for Apple iPhone and iTouch." Taught by software development expert Ralf Brockhaus, the five-week intensive programming course will teach students how to navigate Apple's unique development settings; distinguish Apple's strategy from Microsoft and Blackberry offerings; and develop mobile applications in Objective C, before testing and installing them to the iPhone.

"The current popularity of Apple technology in the marketplace makes this course extremely timely and relevant," said Dr. Dave Dimas, director of UC Irvine Extension's engineering, sciences and information technology programs. "UC Irvine Extension is thrilled to be at the forefront of teaching this technology to students online, with the potential to reach participants all over the country."

Starting April 26, students will receive an introduction to specific mobile phone features, including: the accelerometer, touch screen, GEO positioning, sound and Web access. "Mobile Development for Apple iPhone and iTouch" is designed for developers and testers, as well as business analysts looking to gain a better understanding of software development technology.

"This cutting-edge technology course is extremely hands-on in nature," stated Ralf Brockhaus course instructor and release manager for the Business Process Manager and Active Content Suite at IBM. "We will be dissecting the complex nature of Apple mobile development concepts into easy-to-understand steps, with the end-result being the creation of an Apple application."

Brockhaus is a seasoned veteran in software development and project management with 20 years of industry experience, including six years with Microsoft.Net. Currently, he works as release manager for IBM Business Process Manager and Active Content Suite.

An information session Webinar will also be offered on March 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST for those interested in learning more about the topic and online course. To register for this free event, please visit

For more information about the "Mobile Development for Apple iPhone and iTouch" course, or to sign up online, please visit: or call 949-824-5414.

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