This fall the British Columbia Institute of Technology will be expanding its existing iPhone application development course into a stand-alone iPad course to help guide students through the process of developing for Apple’s newly released iPad. Last summer I wrote about the first iteration of the school’s iPhone development course, then focused on games, and from all accounts it has been a success. The iPad application development class is a follow-up to students who have already taken the iPhone course or have iPhone development experience previously.
BCIT lists the course on its online catalouge thusly:
This hands-on course is designed for those who have already completed COMP 3906 and those with equivalent iPhone programming experience. Students who are already accomplished at building iPhone applications will focus on creating iPad applications using their own personal iPad and Intel based MacBook. BCIT students who do have the current hardware are entitled to purchase from Apple Canada at a discount. After learning to provision their own devices with the iPad SDK for development, programmers will start designing iPad specific applications that leverage the new 1024 x 768 screen size and support multiple orientations, using accelerometers. Topics include: split view controllers, popovers, custom input views, plus iPad audio and video capabilities. Each participant will also learn to handle events, utilize enhanced text, generate PDF documents, and integrate with Core Location and MapKit. The BCIT School of Computing is a member of the Apple iPhone Developer University program. Those registered in this course will be granted access to Apple?s resources for development and testing at no extra cost. By the end of this advanced course, iPhone programmers will learn to design, build and present a software application for the iPad. Prerequisites:COMP 3906 or MDIA 2652 (1.5 Credits)