iPhone/iPad Business Apps

Jay Rajasekera
International University of Japan

This is a course to introduce developing websites for iPhone and iPad and creating business Apps to run on iPhone and iPod/iPads.

Course oveview:

This is a course to introduce developing websites for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and creating Applications to run on iPhone and iPod Touch/iPads. iPhone and Apple have gained a solid foothold in the business community and we hope that this course lays the foundation for becoming familiar with the business application side of iPhone and related devices such as iPad and iPod Touch by learning to develop real Apps.

Specifically, the course covers the following areas:

  • Introduction to Apple devices and Applications
  • Mini project – creating iPhone web applications for business
  • iPhone/iPad SDK intro
  • Final project – coming up with iPhone App idea and developing the App


The course assumes the participants to have decent knowledge of HTML, CSS and any Object Oriented programming language (e.g. C, C++, Visual Basic).

At the end of this course, the students should be able to:

  • Develop web applications for iPhone/iPad/iPods
  • Understanding the App development environment, Xcode and SDK
  • The fundamental concepts of developing iPhone/iPad/iPod Apps
  • Developing real Apps (Prototypes)
  • Understanding the strategies in promoting and making business out of Apps

Delivery Method:

The classes include lecture and lab sessions at E-Lab. Students are required to use the PC on Windows Platform; but the work is connected to a new Apple network running Mac OS X and iOS. The new E-Lab includes a constraint free WiFi environment as well. This is a unique development arrangement set up by E-Lab staff in order to teach this course. The students are expected to receive hands on and practical experience in this course using the iOS SDK.

If you want to contact Professor Rajasekera, his e-mail address is: jrr@iuj.ac.jp.

We have already received some feedbacks from developers and if you have anything to add, please do not hesitate to send your comments to Prof. Rajasekera. Appreciate your patience and appreciate your ideas.

We have received requests from 2011 class that this course be made to a two-credit course. So, in Sping of 2012, most likely, we will make this to a two credit course. That will also help us to go a bit slow at the begining so that many students can catch up with the basic technologies that are needed for developing real Apps.

To sign-up for the course, send e-mail to: ofcgsim@iuj.ac.jp

Updated on Nov 16, 2011
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